This email with the subject "PRIVATE..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 05 Aug 2006 02:48:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Anthony Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
PRIVATE... FROM THE DESK OF DR ANTHONY GILBERT DEAR SIR/MA REQUEST ASSISTANCE/PARTNERSHIP IN A TRANSFER. I AM A MEMBER OF A CONTRACT AWARD AND REVIEW COMMITTEE. A CONTRACT ALREADY EXECUTED BY A FOREIGN FIRM IN AFRICA IN 2003 WAS OVER-INVOICED BY US TO THE TUNE OF US$35.5M (THIRTY-FIVE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY). IN THE LIGHT OF THE ABOVE, I ASKED YOU FOR ASSISTANCE IN THE TRANSFER OF THE EXCESS FLOATING IN A SUSPENCE ACCOUNT INTO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT YOU MAY WISH TO PROVIDE, FOR IT WAS A CATEGORY "A" CONTRACT, (STRICTLY RESERVED FOR A FOREIGN CONTRACTORS) THIS INFORM MY REQUEST, AND ALSO THAT I AM FORBIDDEN BY MY GOVERNMENT TO RUN ANY FOREGN ACCOUNT. AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER, 30% OF THE TOTAL SUM WILL GO TO YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE. 10% OF THE TOTAL SUM TO COMPENSATE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL EXPENSES INCURED BY BOTH PARTIES. MORE DETAILS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE COURSE OF CORRESPONDENCE. YOUR CONFIDENTIALITY IS HIGLY REQUIRED SINCE I AM STILL IN ACTIVE SERVICE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED CORPORATION. REGARDS, DR ANTHONY GILBERT