A Scam Email with the Subject "Immediate Attention" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 16 Oct 2008 09:07:09 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "odbliad odbliad" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Prince Fayad Musa Bolkiah, the eldest son of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, former Finance Minister of Brunei , the oil-rich sultanate on the Gulf Island of Borneo. I will save your time by not amplifying my extended royal family history, which has already been disseminated by the international media during the controversial dispute that erupted between my father and his stepbrother, the sultan of Brunei Sheik Muda Hassanal Bolkiah. As you may know from the international media, the sultan had accused my father of financial mismanagement and impropriety of US$14.8 billion dollars.
This was as a result of the Asian financial crisis that made my fathers company Amedeo Development Company and government owned Brunei Investment Company to be declared bankrupt during his tenure in office. However my father was kept under house arrest, his bank accounts and private properties including a crude oil export refinery were later confiscated by the sultanate.
Furthermore during this unfortunate period, I was advised to evacuate my
immediate family out of the sultanate to avoid further prosecution from the
sultan, but before I could, I was placed under house arrest with no access to
phone, but I have a laptop which I use to communicate.
However, before my arrest, I dispatched the sum of four hundred, twenty million United States dollars (US$420,000,000.00) valued private safety deposit with the assistance of a foreign diplomat who resides in Europe. The funds have now been deposited as safety deposit / family valuables into different private security and trust company for safe keeping in Europe.
The funds (safety deposit) was split and kept in the following countries in this proportion: $170 million in Spain , $190 million in France and $60 million in Holland . I kindly require your assistance as a representative designate / foreign partner to claim and invest these funds into real estate/properties to guarantee the future of my family, beginning with that in Holland. If you are prepared to render your sincere assistance, do not fail to contact me immediately to furnish you with details of this proposal.
For your assistance, you will receive 45% of each funds claimed and another 5% will be set aside to defray any expenses that maybe incurred during claim.
Please I count on your absolute confidentiality, transparency and trust while looking forward to your prompt response towards a swift conclusion of this business transaction through my email address as thus: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you & May Allah's blessing dwell upon you.
Prince Fayad Bolkiah.