This email with the subject "A CRY FOR HELP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 19 May 2008 12:44:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dearest one, I am writing to you in a most desparate and pitiable situation in which I find myself. And is my pleasure to write you after much consideration, since I can not be able to see you face to face at first, please I need your kind Assistance. I am Raymund Okoba Ibrahima, the only Son of late Chief Johnson Okoba Ibrahima Nationality Liberia, I am Residing in Cote d’Ivoire due to my father's Nature of business. My father was a liability Cocoa and Gold merchant here in Cote d’Ivoire before his untimely death. After his business trip to Tunisia, to negotiate on a cocoa and gold business he wanted to invest in Tunisia, a week after he came back from Tunisia, he had an accident with my mother of which my mother died instantly but my father died seven days after in a Private Hospital. On that fateful afternoon, I didn't know that my father was going to leave me after I had earlier lost my mother, but before he gave up to ghost, it was as if he knew he was going to die. He My father, (OF BLESSED MEMORY) called me to his bed side and told me that he deposited the sum of ($7.7m)Seven Million Seven hundred Thousand US Dollars in a bank here in Cote D' Ivoire.That the money was meant for his cocoa and Gold business he wanted to establish in Tunisia, according to my father he deposited the money in a Fixed/Suspense account using my name as the next of kin, He instructed me to seek for a Reliable, God fearing and Trustworthy business partner for my life time investment. Now I have succeeded in locating the deposit documents and the bank where this money is been deposited. Due to my inexperience in business here in Cote d'Ivoire, I am now seeking for your assistance to help me transfer this money from my country to your account so that we should invest it in any meaningful and lucrative business in your country in which you will suggest because this is my only hope in life. I am willing to offer you 25% of the total fund if only you can help me out of my present predicament. DEAR ONE I SEEK YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS RESPECTFULLY; (1.) Provision of a bank account where this money can be transferred into. (2.) To make arrangements for me to come over to your country after the successful transferring of this money into your account and to come and further my Education. (3.) To help me invest this money in a profitable business, since I do not know much about business. (4) To sponsor me transfer this money into your account, (5). I want you to promise me that you are not going to betray me after the money gets into your account. The worst part of it is that my uncle is planning evil against me over this money because i refused to hand him over the documents covering this money, He has sold all my father's landed properties including his cars which Rightful belong to me and now he wanted me to hand him over the banking documents of my father in my possession which i refused. Now he said that he will have this money by all means even if it means killing me, so because of this I ran away from home and hide in a Guest House, pending when this money will be transferred so that i can leave the country for my safety. Please i am looking forward to hear from you, Thank You and God bless. YOUR'S SINCERELY, RAYMUND IBRAHIMA