This email with the subject "I need your assistance please." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 16 Apr 2008 05:55:19 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mrs. Jewel Taylor <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, With all sincerity and humility it is with deep pains i write you this message of wishful assistance to my predicament. I am Mrs Jewel Taylor the estranged wife to the former president of Liberia who was asked by unanimous decision by the international community to step down from the corridors of power . I write you this mail under duress and as a result of my recent decision to better the lives of i and my children. I have made a decision which i know might not be good in the sight of man but the present situation has led me to this decision to better the lives of my children.Currently now i have decided to make do with the sum of $20.5m (Twenty Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)belonging to my husband in which i am a benefiaciary to, i have decided to relocate with your assistance to your private account the said sum. My decision was reached when i could not conceive the thought that after the United States Government has promised to let my husband go free based on the condition that he should step down Mr.Collin Powell stated in a press briefing that he would be indicted by the court in Netherlands to face charges on war crimes, this is what led to my decision as God Knows that i was never in support of his involvement in the indecent maltreating of innocent people in Politics. This decision is hard for me to make but i just have to make it for the sake of my children's future.Currently the said sum was lodged in a safety deposit box in a financial Institution which i will disclose to you as a matter of commitment to me and this plea for assistance. I currently have the deposit certificate and can draw up a change of beneficiary mandate to effect you as the beneficiary to the funds. I am a trained economist by profession and it is in this line that i will want you to take note that your services for assisting me will be compensated to the best of my ability. I have this to look forward to so i would like you to keep this project close to your heart just as myself pending when we reach the conclusive end of this project. I will want you as a matter of confidentiality to respond through this mail and also include your telephone number as well so that i can give you a call if the need arises as we are currently on political asylum now in west africa. Once get your confirmation that you can be of assistance i will bring you into a clearer picture of the situation at hand. View this site to see a picture of me: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2963086.stm I look forward to your response with great hope of assistance from your good self.reply to firstname.lastname@example.org I remain Yours Truly, Mrs Jewel Taylor.