A Scam Email with the Subject "I need your help." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 Jan 2007 06:16:34 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Theresa Hamza" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, First, I must apologize if my mode of first contact is not acceptable to you and also solicit your confidence in this transaction; this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly private and top secret. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive andworried. My Name is Theresa Hamza, I am the only dauther of late Mr. and Mrs Solomon Hamza who was assisinated in 2002 during a political unrest that engulfed my Country Zambia recently. They where shot to dead my unknown Person(s) who where accusing him of funding and sponsoring a factional Political group with his money. So in respect of thi s they came to our House and shot everyone dead including my two younger Siblings by then I was not at home,But fortunately my Father did not die instantly that day. It took him three Months later after that incident before he finally gave up the ghost. Before the death of my father, in October 28, 2002, in a private hospital, he secretly called me on is bedside and told me that it has the sum of five million, five hundred and thousand United States(USS5,500,000)dollars he deposited it in a Finance and Security company here Dakar Senegal. with my name as next of kin to the fund. Now, after the recent crisis that burstup in my Country I ran to Senegal where my father deposited the fund and seeked asylum, that is how I now went to stay in the United States Refugee Camp. So that is where am currently staying for now. But the problem am encoutering now is that when I went to the Financial holding company to withdraw the money. I was made to understand that with my sta tus as a refugee I can not be able to clear the fund,but can do so with the help of a forieng partner. They told me that the local law hear does not Permit a refugee to operate any business atall, nor transact a fund of such magnitude. So please dear, I am pleading, if ou can help me and stand as my nominated next-of-kin and withdraw the fund for me (USS5,500,000) to your account in your Coutry and I will be very glad to you Please once can be able help and assist me with this project. I will offer 15% percent of the money then after I will come over to your Country to start up a new life. And also go into any profitable business you will advise me to do. I will be waiting to hear your favourable response. Sincerely, Theresa Hamza