I received the following 419 scam email yesterday:
From:Mrs ESTHER ROBERTS
Address:Avenue 44 Rue 12 Treichtown
Lot 87 Marcory Cocody 1863
Abidjan,Cote D’Ivoire,West Africa
Good a thing to write you. 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 MRS.ESTHER ROBERTS,46 years old and the wife of late MR.ROBERTS MARTINS. My late husband was a highly reputable and respectful business magnet in our country and other West African countries during his days.
It is sad to say that he had passed away last year.I had my first and only son Elvis when i was 26 years old and as at then we were happily married.Before his death on September 22 2004, he called me before he died and told me that he had a sum of 19.700,000 US DOLLARS (NINETEEN. SEVEN MILLION USA DOLLARS)kept in a security company in (AFRICA) for safe keeping for me and my son for us not to suffer after his death.
He also said that the security company does not know the content in the safe Box.He decleared it to the company as family treasure and used my son’s name ELVIS to Deposit the Box as his only child for next of kin. He also explained to me that I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money to and use it for investment purposes,so that me and my son will not suffer in the near future.
I want you to assist me in retrieving this box from the security company and then transfering the box to your country or any country of your choiceand act as a beneficiary of the fund in the said box, and also to make use of the fund in the box for an investment purpose on a very lucrative and profitable business ventures in your country or any country of your choice.
I am just a widow and a refugee in a country i don’t have family nor friend and i really don’t know what to do.Now I want you to assist me in retrieving this box that contains this fund and transfering it to you in your country. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis in my country LIBERIA and even here in Ivory coast.The death of my husband actually brought sorrow to my son and i.
Dearest one,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 sister or partner?
2. Can I completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money in the box is in your possesion?
Please,Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible on this my private e-mail
Thank you so much.And God bless you
Mrs.ESTHER ROBERTS& SON,ELVIS.
& son Elvis? – I love it! Now we know where he has gone to.
Esther’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org in case anyone wants to scambait her.