This email with the subject "Pls help me" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 07 Nov 2006 06:23:46 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was felicia lanza <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day! My name is Miss Mary Bukar , the only daughter of late Mr. and Mrs James Bukar of the blessed memory. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates in one of their outings on a business trip. My mother died when I was a baby and since then, my father took me so special.Before the death of my father on January 2003 in a private hospital here in Abidjan, he secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has the sum of $8.5Million (Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand United States dollars) deposited in a security company in Europe in Vault box marked as a FAMILY TREASURE and he used my name as his only daughter as the next of kin in depositing the funds.
He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates, That I should seek for a foreign partner who will assist me in any country of my choice where I will transfer this money upon claiming it out from the security company and use it for investment purpose such as real estate management or hotel management. I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:
1) To serve as a guardian of this funds since I am only 22years old now.
2) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit for me in your country.
3) The name of the security company and their contacts will be giving to you as soon as you indicate interest to assist me fully in the matter including our family lawyer contact.
Moreover, I am willing to offer you 20% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/input after the successful claiming of this funds out from the security company with your assistance.
If you indicate your interest towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within fourteen (14) days the official application is submitted to the security company as my lawyer who kept all the documents will take charge of the transaction. I am 22 years old this August, That is why I am starting on this move because my father gave an instruction to the lawyer that the documents will not be handed over to me until I turned 22years. Presently, I am living with one of my family members (uncle) who is maltreating me badly. He believed that my father left me huge sum of money somewhere and wanted me to release it to him , as a result of that, he is treating me so badly that he even refused to sponsor me to university after I graduated from secondary school two years ago.
He is not aware of this deposit though he is suspecting that my father must have left
some big money for me. They have sold all my fathers property that they laid hands on. Because of the agony I am going through from my uncle, I have decided not to wait for any more time in setting my safe free before they kill me. Please if you can help me out of this situation I will highly appreciate as it is matter of life and death. You will be every thing I have, as Mother/father.
Miss Mary Bukar