A Scam Email with the Subject "REPORT FOR 07-06-2007-07" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 07 Jul 2007 05:23:40 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "John Fitchpatrick" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I know this letter may come to you as a surprise but due to good recommendation from a good friend of mine that works with chambers of commerce, mining and agriculture here in Burkina Faso on my research of a reliable and trusted partner overseas who will assist me to champion this proposal and further investment in his country, although I did not disclose why I was looking for your contact considering the nature and secrecy of the business.
I am the first son of late CJ SANKOH who was the former Chairman /CEO Sierra Leone Diamond,Gold and Mining Co-operation during the Alhaji Tijan Kabba’s regime. He was killed by military juntas led by major John Paul Koroma the rebel leader, during the war in Sierra Leone.
During his stay in the government, he was able to secure $30 million U.S. Dollars (cash) which he placed in a metal trunk box and kept it in his underground vaults in our villa.
Before his death, he called me and handed everything to me, that I should make good use of this money for investment in abroad. By then my mother has died as a result of heart attack when she was carring a 6 months pregnancy. After my father’s death, I and my sister manage to push this consignment containing the funds diplomatically down to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso where we seek asylum.
We are on exile here in Burkina Faso since after the coup,we are suffering here in Burkina Faso. We are subjected to serve any condition, please , help us in the name of the Almighty the most merciful and most gracious that created both of us.
I am contacting you for this neat transaction because of your profession and your business background which put you in a good position to keep my confident intact with you. All I want from you is to assist me in putting claim over this vault,come down to Burkina Faso to carry the money cash because it was deposited in a security company as jeweleries/golds.
I have agreed to give you 30% of the total money as gratification for assisting me in this transaction, 10% has been mapped out for incidental/miscellaneous expenses that will be incurred during the transfer while the balance will be for I and my sister.
I anticipate your swift reply as the life of I and my sister is fast deteriorating. Hopping to hear from you soonest.
Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.
For the family.
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