This email with the subject "HELP ME" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 29 Jun 2007 08:24:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was pao 1883 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, You may be surprise to receive this letter since you do not know me personally, but through the courtesy of business opportunity, I take liberty to solicit your assistance on this mutually beneficial and risk free transaction which I hope you will give your urgent attention. I am moved to write you this letter in confidence, considering our present circumstance and situation. I escaped with my wife and children out of Sierra Leone to the United Kingdom through the aid of the United Nations Evacuation team a few years ago where we are now presently residing on temporary political asylum. However, due to this situation, I decided to change most of my millions of Dollars deposited in Swiss Bank and Other countries into other forms of money coded for safe purpose because the new president of Sierra Leone, Alhaji Ahmed Tejan Kabbah made arrangements with the Swiss government and other European countries to freeze all my treasures deposited Europe, Hence I and my wife along with my children decided laying low in a temporary political asylum here in the United Kingdom to study the situation until when things get better and since President Tejan Kabbah taking over government again in Sierra Leone, One of my Chateaux in southern France has been confiscated by the French Government and as such we had to change our identity so that our investment will not be traced and confiscated. I have deposited the sum of Thirty Million, Five hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$30,500,000) with a security company for safe keeping. The fund is security coded to prevent them from knowing the actual contents. What I want you to do now is to indicate your interest that you will assist me and my family by receiving the money on our behalf. Your area of specialisation will not be a hindrance to the successful execution of this transaction. Acknowledge this message, so that I can introduce you to my family as our foreign trusted partner who shall take charge of our investment in your country where we now plan to settle. I want you to assist us invest this money in any profitable area of your choice and help donate some part of it to a charity organisation. We have been through a lot of health and spiritual turmoil hence we need your understanding and assistance. I will advice that you furnish me with the necessary details for me to make the official application on your behalf as the new beneficiary of this money with out wasting time. Here are the details I will need to make the application. (1)Your Full Name. (2)Your Contact Address. (3Your phone & Fax Number for effective communication. (4)Age & Occupation. May I at this point emphasize the high level of confidentiality which this business demands and hope you will not betray the trust and confidence which we repose in you. I shall inform you of the next line of action including remuneration for your services and give you more information about myself when I hear from you. Best Regards, Pao.