A Scam Email with the Subject "From:Mr gideon Kone help me as your Son?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 03 Feb 2008 14:17:47 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From:Mr gideon Kone. Abidjan,Republic of Cote d'ivoire. Attention, I have a proposal for you-this however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will. I am Mr. gideon.Kone 24years old and the only Son of my late parents Mr.and Mrs.Kone. My father was a highly reputable busnness magnet-(a cocoa merchant)who operated in the capital of Ivory coast during his days. It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad on the 12th.Febuary 2003.Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time.But God knows the truth! My mother died when I was just 6 years old,and since then my father took me so special. Before his death on Febuary 12 2003 he called me secretly to accompanied him to the hospital and told me that he has the sum of SNine million,Five hundred thousand United State Dollars.(USD$9.500,000) left in fixed deposit account in one of the leading banks in Africa. He further told me that he deposited the money in my name,and finally issued a written instruction to his lawyer whom he said is in possession of all the necessary but legal documents to this fund and the bank. I am just 24 years old and a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do.Now I want an account overseas where I can transfer this funds. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast.The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life. I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded. Now permit me to ask these few questions:- 1. Can you honestly help me as your Son? 2. Can I completely trust you? 3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money is in your account? Please,Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible. Thank you so much. My sincere regards. Please, reply me with address;email@example.com