It was only a matter of time – three days it took for me to see this, perhaps there were earlier versions….
Anyway, this one follows the standard set my the poor widow, Mariam Abacha, of the infamous General Sani Abacha.
Well, they want to move a considerable sum , USD 16 million out of Thailand and into ‘Your Country’ (presumably so long as your country is not either Thailand or Libya).
The header appears to show the origination to be Bangkok, Thailand, which is the only reason I could see to connect the two countries.
A good first attempt and I’m sure there will be many more in the coming years, I reproduce the email for your delictation:
Dear managing director,
Before i proceed, may i introduce myself to your goodself. My name is Mrs. Safiah M. Abdulhafiz, an Libyan. My late husband was one of the personal aid on Armed Forces Commander to the late former president of Libya, Leader Moamer Gaddafi, who is killed, my husband was killed by the NATO forces at Bani Walid on 7th October 2011.
Prior to the killing, we inherited the sum of (usd16 million) This funds were originally gotten from my husband proceeds. My late husband was able to safe guard the fund with a very good diplomatic contact from my Country and deposited it in Thailand. I have decided to contact you because i am interested in investing in your country which is investment friendly. Please guide and assist me in making the right investment. I am also interested in buying a residential property as i will be moving with my only son Khaled in over there as soon as everything regarding technical and logistics details is worked out and ascertained to our respective satisfaction.
In view of your participation, i am ready to give you a good negotiable percentage for your assistance or better still commit it into viable joint venture projects with you. As soon as I get your consent, i will quickly move this fund to your country for investment. Please contact me with my private e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
I strongly believe that associating with you to embark on this and other business ventures will derive a huge success here after, please keep this confidential and include your private contact telephone number for regular contact.
Mrs. Safiah Masoud Abdulhafiz