A Scam Email with the Subject "Re.Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 08 Dec 2017 04:51:31 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Mr.Richard Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I know that this message would come to you as a surprise since we have
not met before, however, am Mr. Richard Thomas from England, am a
contractor with Shell Petroleum.
I want you to help me and receive the sum of $54 Million United
States Dollars for our mutual benefits.
First of all, let me make it clear to you that there is nothing
illegal in this transaction or whatsoever, the funds will be
transferred to your bank account in a legal manner.
I made the funds from a crude Oil deal we (the executives of Shell)
carried out during the 5 years Oil boom because we had information from
crude Oil experts few years earlier, that crude Oil prices would crash
To that effect, we decided to strike some deals with some Russian and
Kazakh Oil and Gas companies so that could have some money to fall
back on once we
retire, as our retirement is around the corner.
Its a public knowledge that the crude Oil prices have crashed, a
barrel of crude Oil is now less than 50 USD, and it may still crash to
perhaps 30 dollars or
The reason am contacting you is also because the bank where the funds is
currently has requested that I should provide an account to move out
the funds as soon as possible.
Alas, I can`t be able to receive the funds in my private bank account
here in UK to avoid any problem with
the UK authority or Shell security department who monitors our assets.
I want you to help me and receive the funds in your region, am willing to
give you 35% of the entire funds for your help.
We can also invest the funds in your company or any project you have
in your region for our mutual
I wait to hearing from you for more details
Mr. Richard Thomas