This email with the subject "Business of Mutual Benefit" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 02 Mar 2009 07:16:40 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Prince Abdul Hakeem Jefri Bolkiah"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I got explicit investment information about your country from Red Cross who has been of great assistance to my family since their departure from Brunei due to the human right abuses in my country. I am Prince Fayad W. Bolkiah, the eldest son of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, former Finance Minister of Brunei, the tiny 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 father company Amedeo Development Company and government owned Brunei Investment Company to be declared bankrupt during his tenure in office. You can visit this web site http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1494944.stm or http://www.businessweek.com/2000/00_14/b3675221.htm to verify what I am saying. 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 outside the sultanate to avoid further prosecution from the sultan and his security operatives, but before I could do that I was placed under house arrest by the Sultan and not access to a phone but I have a computer from which I am sending you this mail. Some of the guard here are still loyal to me, so they would be my contact with you if there is any document I need to send to you to enable you collect the boxes of money on my behalf. Before my Incarceration, I went ahead to dispatch the sum of Five Hundred Million United States Dollars (US$500,000,000.00) in cash under special arrangement into the custody of different private security and trust company's for safe keeping abroad. The money where spited and kept in the following countries in this proportion: US$ 50 Million is in Switzerland, US$45 Million is in London, US$100 Million is in Holland, US$50 Million is in Spain, US$85 Million is in Dubai, US$70 Million is in Malaysia and the balance US$US100 Million is in Canada. Hence I seek your good assistance to invest these funds into profitable investment in your country to facilitate future survival for my family abroad. After due deliberation with my aids we have decided to offer 20% of these funds to you as compensation for your strong cooperation while 5% have been mapped out for both local and international expenses that may be incurred during this dispensation. Please I count on your absolute confidentiality, transparency and trust while looking forward to your prompt reply towards a swift conclusion of this business transaction. You may reply me on my private email email@example.com Many Thanks & May God's blessing remain with you. I remain yours sincerely. -- Prince Abdul Hakeem Jefri Bolkiah Brunei Darussalam