The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

Subject:  Reply only if you can handle this,
From:  "Crown Prince Musa Bolkiah" <>
Date:  Fri, 17 Nov 2006 00:32:19 -0800

A Scam Email with the Subject "Reply only if you can handle this," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 17 Nov 2006 00:32:19 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Crown Prince Musa Bolkiah" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Comrade,
I will save your time by not amplifying my extended Royal Family history,i am Prince Musa Fayad Bolkiah of Brunei, much of our family tussles 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's company AMEDEO DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (ADC) and government owned BRUNEI INVESTMENT COMPANY (BIC) to be declared bankrupt during his tenure in office. 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 I had no access to phone, but I have a Palm V hand-held computer from which I am sending you this mail as some of the guards here are still loyal to me.
Before my incaceration, I went ahead to dispatch some disguised fund out of Brunei with the assistance of a foreign diplomat who now resides in Europe.
The funds has now been deposited as valuables into different private security and trust company for safe keeping abroad.
On declaration of a genuine intention to assist me safe guard these funds since you are in the clear, do contact me fast so that I will let you know the necessary steps you shall be parting with a share of these fund once you can carryout this successfully.
Abide by absolute confidentiality, transparency and trust while looking forward to your prompt reply towards a swift conclusion of this business transaction. 
His Excellency,
Prince Musa Bolkiah.