This email with the subject "I am happy to contact you for an investment project." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 20 Aug 2004 10:54:15 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "DR.SALIF MAMADOU" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM:DR.SALIF MAMADOU MINISTRY OF ENERGY MINES AND POWER DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM (S.N.P.C) DAKAR-SENEGAL. ATTN:CEO/PRESIDENT I am Dr.Salif Mamadou Project Director Senegal National Petroleum Corporation (S.N.P.C) and a Member of Contract Tenders Board of the same parastatal.Your highly valued contact was reliably introduced to me at the Foreign chamber of commerce and industry in my search for a reliable individual and company who can handle a strictly confidential transaction, which involves Transfer of reasonable sum of money to a foreign account. This money results from various contracts awarded by our corporation on behalf of the Federal Government, which was deliberately over invoiced to the tune of $11.500.000.00 (eleven Million Five Hundred Thousand United States dollars). After the completion and commissioning of the contract, the contractual sum was paid to the contractors, leaving the over invoiced sum in the reserve account with the Bank. We therefore require the partnership of a foreigner or foreign firm to assist us in form of a trustee and provide a save and reliable account for this transfer. In the last meeting with my colleagues,it was unanimously agreed that 30%of the total sum would be given to you. 60% for me and my colleagues while 10% will be used to reimburse the expenses that may be incurred during the course of this transaction. I assure you, that this transaction is 100% one hundred percent risk free as we have concluded every arrangement to protect the interest of everyone involved. Likewise all modalities for the successful transfer of this money have been worked out with the Finance Ministry and the Bank to facilitate the remittance of this money to any designated bank account. However, I will want to believe that you are honest enough and will not raise any misgiving with respect to this transaction.More importantly, you will keep this transaction very confidential so as not to jeopardize ones reputation and ambition. Please am waiting for your reply through my email:firstname.lastname@example.org or you call my telephone number for any question on +221 5190100. Trusting to hear from you immediately. Best regards. Dr.Salif Mamadou.