A Scam Email with the Subject "Release & Investment of my Money in your Country." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 11 May 2009 09:35:40 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Muda" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am contacting you for an Urgent Business Transaction and further explicit investment information about your country.
I am MUDA F. BOLKIAH, form the sultanate of Brunei. Brunei Darussalam is a small country governed by His Majesty HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH MUIZZADDIN WADDAULAH who is the Sultan of Brunei. Before I proceed, please see the news 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. The loss of this huge fund 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 my father (JEFRI BOLKIAH) tenure in office. My father 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 which controls 13 other companies & Brunei's overseas assets.
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 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 JEFRI BOLKIAH. The Sultan then asked the Bank of England to help track down an alleged Ј28 Billion GBP of state and family funds said to be "missing".
On the 02/10/1998 JEFRI BOLKIAH flew from London back to Brunei to settle matters directly with HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH. He was due to meet with officials of the Amedeo Development Corporation and visit the sultan. After series of meetings with the Sultan relations deteriorate.
However, my father was arrested, our Bank Accounts, Assets and private properties including a crude oil export refinery & three large oil wells which were later confiscated by the government of Brunei. Furthermore, during this unfortunate period I was advised to evacuate the sultanate to avoid prosecution from the sultan and his security operatives but before I could do that I was placed under house arrest inline with a court order.
Before my arrest, on the orders of my father, I went ahead to dispatch the sum total of US$500 Million 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 since our bank accounts where seized by the Brunei government.
I seek your good will & assistance to receive one (1) trunk Box from a diplomatic storage facility in Europe containing $25 Million USD which you will place 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 project. 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.