This email with the subject "I NEED SAFETY, PLEASE HELP ME" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 03 Jul 2006 03:24:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Grace Levienne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dearest one, My reason of contacting you is purely based on seeking your assistance. To tell you more about me, I am 22 years old and the only child of my late parents Mr and Mrs George Levienne and I am living here in Abidjan, the capital city of Cote d' Ivoire in West Africa. I was a student at a university here studying mass communication but the sudden death of my father last year forced me to discontinue my studies because none could sponsor my studies again. My mother died many years back when I was just four years old and since then I have been with my father and he took me so special. His death was so sudden and was caused by food poisoning as the doctor said in his death certificate but we are suspecting one of my uncle who always travel with him any time he is making overseas trip as the person who planned his death, well only God knows the truth. The issue now is that I want to move out of this country immediately to a more secure place where I will live for the rest of my life because since the death of my father, his brother's and other family relatives have all taken over all my late father's belongings including his business and houses and they don't even want to consider me because I am a girl and from their crude culture here, girls are not allowed to pocess anything from the family until they are married. In my own case, my father was a business man who always export cocoa to europe and he made a lot of money from this business and own lot of properties and houses, his brothers have taken control of all these things and they can even kill me too if I should ask about them. For this reason, I don't want to be associated with them again. However, my father confided a secret to me before his death in a hospital here. He told me that he deposited the sum of 4.5 million United States dollars in a trunk box with a private security company here and no one knows about this, not even the security company because he registered the content of the box as family valuables. He also told me that he used my name as the next of kin in depositing the trunk box containing the funds and also handed over the depository documents to me. He told me that it was because of his wealth that he was poisoned and that I should seek a trustworthy person in a country of my choice who could assist me to claim and invest this money. My dear , this is the main reason I contacted you. I want you to help me claim this funds from the security company here and transfer this funds to your country and also help me to relocate to your country to continue my life over there. This country is no longer safe for my continual stay because every day here I am living under the fear of those my late father's relatives. I am no longer living in my family house because they might try to kill me since they want to inherit all my late father's properties. I am now living in a guest house here and I want to move out of the country finally with this funds and I need your help. If you agree to help me, I will compensate you with 20% of the total sum and also you will manage this funds in any good investment while I will continue my studies and every income made will be shared between us.Thank you and I look forward to your positive response. Please, this is my private email address email@example.com Thanks for all and may God bless you. Grace.