This email with the subject "Please help me!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 27 Oct 2007 08:52:43 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "mariankala" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dearest: Sir/Madam, My name is Marian Yengeni a south African Parliamentarian Daughter. I got your Contact From a reliable source here in ACCRA-GHANA .I am the only Daughter to the Late Mr.Tony Yengeni. my Father Mr Yengeni was the chairman of parliament's in south Africa and the former chief whip of the ruling political party ANC. At present my father is deceased may is soul rest in peace and my Mother was not in good health due to the situation of things,All my late fathers belongings has been apprehended under South Africa government and my mother and I managed to escaped from south Africa and left for Ghana. However before my father deceased he has managed to push a huge amount of money to abroad and it is presently in the custody of a Storage security company in Accra-Ghana through a diplomatic means which was only the means the money could leaves South Africa for Accra-Ghana Which involved US$16.5m (Sixteen Million Five hundred Thousand United States Dollars) the fund was deposited in one of the leading and safety, Security Company in (AFRICA) ACCRA-GHANA, west Africa, this fund was deposited as a family treasure, my Father do not let anyone know the content of the Consignment to be money , for safety and security reason best known to him before his untimely death. For your assistance to receive this consignment in your country, we have proposed two options for you. 1)You may go into partnership with us for the proper profitable investment of the money in your country. 2)If you do not prefer a partnership, we are willing to give you 25% of the total sum of the fund to you, while the remaining 70% will be my family prior for investment in your country, while the remaining 5% will be used to defray any expenditure that you may incur during the process of this transaction. Endeavor to keep this business strictly confidential because of South African Government. I will be most grateful if you can come forward and help us so that I will give you more details about this fund and also the vital documents which back up this transaction are with our family lawyer here in Ghana. We are waiting for your reply so we can give you detail about the security company where my late father deposited consignment. Thanks In Anticipation. Yours Truly, Marian Yengeni. (for the entire family)