This email with the subject "Release & Investment of my Money in your Country." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 06 May 2009 23:13:25 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Muda"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I need you to read this email message carefully because it is very imperative. I am contacting you for an Urgent Business Transaction and further explicit investment information about your country.
I am MUDA F. BOLKIAH, the eldest son of PRINCE JEFRI BOLKIAH who was the former Finance Minister of Brunei. Brunei Darussalam is a small country governed according to Islamic values and traditions by His Majesty SHEIK HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH MUIZZADDIN WADDAULAH.
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 step brother, the sultan of Brunei SHEIK HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH.
I want you to visit the websites below for a better insight and understanding into what necessitated my contacting you:-
As you may know from the international media, the Sultan had accused my father of financial mismanagement and impropriety of US$14.8 Billion. This was as a result of the Asian financial crisis which made my father company Amedeo development Corporation(ADC) and government owned Brunei Investment Agency(BIA)to be declared bankrupt during his tenure in office. PRINCE JEFRI BOLKIAH was relieved of his post as Finance Minister of Brunei and was stripped of his chairmanship post as head of the nation's international investment arm, the Brunei Investment Agency in February 1998. The Agency controls 13 companies & Brunei's overseas assets.
In July 1998, SHEIK HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH barred trading by Amedeo Development Corporation when the world's biggest corporate debt of US$14.8 Billion came to light. In September the 1998, the Sultan ordered an investigation of the BIA by accountants KPMG after the Brunei government alleged that” large sums of money" had been misappropriated to companies controlled by PRINCE JEFRI BOLKIAH. The Sultan then asked the Bank of England to help track down an alleged 28 Billion British Pounds of state and family funds said to be "missing".
On the 02/10/1998 PRINCE JEFRI BOLKIAH flew from London in a private jet and was going to settle matters directly with SHEIK HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH.PRINCE JEFRI drove straight to his seaside palace at Jerudong, about 10 miles south of the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. He was due to meet with officials of the Amedeo Development Corporation and visit the sultan. After series of meetings relations between the Royals appeared to deteriorate quickly. However, my father was arrested, his Bank Accounts and private properties including a crude oil export refinery & three large oil wells which 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. Before I could do that I was placed under house arrest by SHEIK HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH. Before my arrest, I went ahead to dispatch the sum of US$500 Billion in cash under special arrangement coupled with the fact that the money where split and kept into the custody of different diplomatic storage facilities for safe keeping abroad.
I seek your good will & assistance to receive and invest these funds into profitable investment in your country to facilitate future survival for my family abroad. I will compensate adequately for your strong cooperation.
I am counting on your absolute confidentiality, transparency, honesty and trust while looking forward to your prompt reply towards a swift conclusion of this proect. If you cant assist me then I would advice you please forward to any of your family relatives OR business associate who can render me this service.
I await your Urgent Reply.