This email with the subject "Dear Please help," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 17 Jan 2009 15:18:39 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "dr nando" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Please help, I am Dr. Daniel Nando. I am a medical doctor in a private hospital in Abidjan Town (Ivory Coast W/Africa). I got your email contact through a chamber of commerce website and will like to explain to you about a transfer of consignment which I hope you can assist us and which will benefit both of us. I have a patient, a Sierra Leonia woman who was on admission for some weeks in my hospital for an ill health. As a matter of fact, one night this woman called my attention and began to tell me her situations, she explained that she had to flee her country with her only son because her late husband a military officer died in a rebel conflict in his country and since then her husbands immediate younger brother had been threatening to eliminate her and the life of her only son because one Certificate of Deposit. As a matter of fact, she could not bear it any longer and she manage to flee through a neighboring country with the certificate of deposit of box, deposited in the security company which was declared as family valuable and traced in Ivory Coast West/Africa, She confidently informed me that the content of the deposited box in the Security Company was physical cash of $15. Million (USD) and that the husband did it in such a way, because the military body have once trailed the account of her late husband in a bank and confiscated all his deposited money. She now requested to seek a honest foreign partner who will assist in the transferring of the sealed box (money) out for her, for an investment as a life time insurance for her and the only son. I accepted and requested for a proof and she provided the Certificate of Deposit, which was clear and legitimate and is in my possession now. I even made an enquiry from the Security Company here in Ivory Coast and confirmed that such sealed box was deposited. I have accepted to assist her and to contact a genuine foreign partner who can also consider helping as well. She also promise to give us 40% of the total amount of the money if we assist well, If you accept to be part of this transaction, please don’t hesitate to contact me with your Country of Origin and your private phone number Thank you for your Cooperation. Yours sincerely, Dr. Daniel Nando.