This email with the subject "READ WELL PLEASE!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 28 Aug 2010 13:07:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "NATIONAL IRANIAN OIL COMPANY"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
For a brief introduction: I am Mr. Seifollah Jashnsaz, a citizen of Iran and i am working in Iranian Oil Company as Managing Director; Project Implementation of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) here in Iran. I held "M.A on Education, Management & B.S.on English Literature". Here is our company website: www.nioc.ir .view it for my reality and for your appraisal. Or you click on the link below for English version: http://www.nioc.ir/Portal/Home/Default.aspx?CategoryID=a034ee3f-1acf-4bad-a4af-1bbbf5c1e716 With a great respect to you, i am sorry for this informal mode of contacting you. I obtained your contact from a reliable source on a Business listing information service during my search for an investment opportunities in your country and after due consultations with my opinion adviser, I decided to contact you believing that by the grace of The Almighty God , you will accept me to be your Partner in a Business Venture which i am intending to enter now. I have decided to seek a confidential assistance with you in the execution of the deal described here under for the benefit of all of us(parties). Within The Ministry of Petroleum Resources where I work as a Director, and with the assistance of two other top Officials, we have in our possession as overdue payment Bills totaling 8,500.000.00 Usd, which we have transferred to Kuala Lumpur.So we need an Assistance of a foreign Company /individual to receive the said fund for our mutual benefits and use it for join business venture in your country. Moreover, we are handicapped in the circumstances as the Iranian Civil Service Code of Conduct does not allow us, especially our Company policy, to operate offshore account, hence I am proposing this Transaction before you. The amount represents the Balance of the total Contract value executed on behalf of our Ministry by a foreign contracting firm, which we the officials Over-invoiced deliberately. Though the actual contract cost have been paid to the original contractor (Maurel & Prom Ltd, France). We are seeking your help in providing a vital Account or any virgin bank account into which we can remit this fund by acting as my partner and Trustee.I have the Mandate to propose to you of your willingness to assist me in the transaction 40% , 50% for me and 10% for taxation and Miscellaneous expenses. The business itself is 100% safe on your part. Also your area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful execution of this transaction. On your feed back to me, then i must explain further to you on how every thing must be. However, on getting back to me please include your PHONE NUMBER,FULL NAME AND COUNTRY only for easier communication for swift running of this transaction. Kindly contact me at my private email address:email@example.com I await your urgent response please. Regards, Mr. Seifollah Jashnsaz . Director, Project Implementation, National Iranian Oil Company