This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 30 Mar 2008 06:22:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "charles" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, In brief introduction, I am Charles and my younger sister Mariam Willams we are the children of late Dr Johnson Willams , the former Minister of Finance in the Republic of Sierra Leone. After going through your profile when we was searching for a reliable and trustworthy person who can assist us to transfer the sum of 9.7 Million US Dollars abroad for investment, we became interested in disclosing every thing about ourselves to you, we are interested in a long term business relationship with you. In the year 1998 during our father's tenure in office, he diverted some fund meant for estate complex Development Project (700 Housing Unt). The project awarded to read US$64.7Million dollars, on execution of the contract it reads US$36.0 Million dollars while 9.7 Million dollars was diverted by our late father after the completion. All the depository documents are with us. This event dated 13th November 1999, during political crisis in my country Sierra Leone. My father later died in the heat of the crisis in the year 2000. The fund being deposited in the Bank in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire due to security reason. we source to contact you to assist us in transferring the above fund into your account as the beneficiary in your country for onward investment in your country. In transferring this money, the bank requires the following from you: (1) Your full address, your private telephones and fax numbers for easy, After the conclusion of this transaction we will offer you 15%of the total sum for your assistance. Communications that we can discuss modalities concerning the transaction. Hoping to hear from you with anticipation. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org Best regards. Charles And Mariam Willams My telephone +225 09 73 97 68