A Scam Email with the Subject "Re: Please Expedite Action" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 20 Dec 2008 15:02:03 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Isolo Rasaq"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am the Director General of Warri/Colegas Petrochemical; I am in search for a reliable and trustworthy person who will assist me on a confidential business deal. I am seeking your assistance to receive the sum of Twenty Million United States Dollars [US$20 Million] on my behalf for private investment purpose. The above amount emanated from the contract repair work on the Creeks pipeline, which supplied crude to the Warri/Colegas Petrochemical Plant. An Arab Company initially quoted for the contract for $186 Million. However, a Chinese firm handled the same contract for $166 Million. In view of the above, I crave that you receive the surplus of the $20 Million on my behalf. The contract was completed and commissioned this last quarter and a European Bank is appointed to settle all contractors and subcontractors after obtaining payment approval from our office. Since you will be acting as the surplus payment beneficiary, you are to retain 30% of the entire fund as your compensation, whereas 60% is invested pending my retirement and 10% has been mapped out for any official expenses incurred by both parties during the process of this transaction. All modalities to effect the payment and subsequent transfer of this fund have been worked out, which makes the transaction risk free but you are required to treat this business with the strictest confidence. On your part, you are to send me the following information to prepare the payment approval in your favour: 1. YOUR FULL NAME: 2. FULL ADDRESS: 3. TELEPHONE & FAX: Be further informed that your interest and security has been considered, so be rest assured and feel free to get involve on this transaction with us, but let honesty and trust be our watchword throughout the process of this transaction. Your prompt reply will be highly appreciated. Regards, Isolo Rasaq Colegas Petrochemical Email: email@example.com Phone: +234 (709) 305-9946