A Scam Email with the Subject "Good Day Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 02 Sep 2008 12:06:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Engr <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day Friend,
I am Engr.Mohamed Mustafa, the chairperson of the Contract Award Committee of the OIL AND GAS Industry here in Malaysia. After due deliberation with my partner, I decided to forward to you this business proposal that will benefit both of us.
We want you to assist us receive the sum of Ten Million, Six Hundred Thousand United State Dollars (US$10.6m) cash in your country, which we have arranged to move out of here to a save place where we can have access to it and invest the money, the fund is currently at a security company.
This fund resulted from an over-invoiced contract awarded by us under the budget allocation to the ministry and the bill was approved for payment by the concerned ministries and was dully paid. The contract was executed, commissioned and the contractor was paid his actual cost of the contract.
Now, we are left with the balance of US$10.6m as the over invoiced amount, which we have deliberately over estimated for our own use. Please note that the law forbids civil servants to operate or own foreign accounts hence this contact (that is why I contacted you).
We have agreed to share the money in the following percentages: 40 percent for you, 50 percent for us 10 percent for re-imbursement of expenses we may incur during the shipment of the fund to you in your country.
Note that this transaction is very much free from all sorts of risk (100% risk free)hence the business was carefully planned before it was successfully executed and we the officials involved in the deal have put many years in service to our ministry. Upon indication of your interest to fully co-operate with us and your readiness to receive this fund from us and keep it save till we come to your country and share it, you are then required to send to me immediately the below information for security reasons and onward action towards this business deal.
As soon as I receive this required information, I will process the transaction and direct the security company to immediately ship the fund to you. But before that, you have to assure me that you are not going to disappear with the money when it is successfully delivered to you in your country.
1) Your full contact address where this fund will be delivered to you.
2) Your private telephone numbers.
My partner and I will come over to your country to arrange for our own share and possibly invest part of the money in a lucrative business in your country, this is as soon as the fund is successfully shipped to you and you receive it in your country.
Let honesty and trust be our watchword throughout this transaction. Your prompt Reply will be highly appreciated.