This email with the subject "Dear Friend Please Read This Letter" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 09 Aug 2008 02:59:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Morris Ronald Geoffrey John <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, This letter would definitely come to you as a surprise owing to the fact that you and I have never had any prior communication. My names are MORRIS RONALD GEOFFREY JOHN. I am an Australian but presently in the United Kingdom. I write to know if you will be interested in working with me on a deal that can make us millionaires if we can be sincere with each other as well as having mutual respect for one another. This is a deal that can run for several months without being unveiled if only we can keep the secret between the two of us, and without showing off our wealth to attract undue attentions. I am an IT expert who has devised a means of siphoning funds from huge deposits of Saddam Hussein's loot in a bank in Jersey, Channel Island. Details of the deposits are available for your verification upon request and assurance that you are really serious to join forces with me for the execution of this deal. I am capable of juggling through the bank's database and make transfers without being noticed by any known bank security device. I have built a network that makes use of the OFX-Connect of i2cbank Electronic Transaction Processing and Personal Financial Management (PFM) equipments/applications. This Network is built around a secure e-commerce transaction SSL Certificates that enables up to 256-bit encryption including Signing Technologies, Identity Verification Developer Solutions and Anti-Phishing Tools to enhance smooth, undetectable and untraceable transactions. This is a risk free deal, which can never be traced to anybody because it is strictly electronic commerce and highly encrypted on both ends of the transfer platform. There is US$500,000,000.00 (Five Hundred Million United States Dollars) in the said account but we can keep our deal as low as $20,000 and this will run on a number of installments spreading over quite a period of time. Following the execution of Saddam Hussein and current confiscation of his assets and properties, the said bank is about sitting on this money because the account is coded. So, this is the right time to cash into this opportunity. I am contacting you to be the receiving agent at an agreed percentage or sharing ratio to be governed by a written agreement between us. I do not want to be greedy about this and I do not mind equal sharing so long as you will be sincere in terms of accountability and assurance of my security whenever we are meeting in your country. On a final note, I wish to state here that for security reasons I would not be giving you the entire details of this deal until I know your position. Therefore, I shall upon your response give you more detailed explanation/clarifications on this deal. Upon your response, I will also give you my contact address, my phone numbers, my winning strategies as well as why I am so sure of being successful in the deal. The sooner we commence this deal the better. So, I would look for someone else to work with if I do not have your response within the next few days. Please, send the following details to email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Name: E-mail address: Telephone number: Location: Regards, Morris Ronald Geoffrey John.