A Scam Email with the Subject "Attention: Sir/Ma." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 06 Aug 2009 23:29:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Sheryl Newton."<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is Sheryl Newton, an Australian, based in London U.k. I work with a very established oil company here in London, name of company withheld for security reason`s. My boss is in charge of offshore remittance in this establishment. He asked me to seek your assistance for a transfer of [GB Ј7M] SEVEN MILLION POUNDS STERLING] to your account for further private investment.
This amount accrued from an over-invoiced contract awarded to a chinese firm for the construction of an Oil Drilling stations in Berkshire London in 2006. The original value of the contraact was (GBP Ј14M) but we manipulated the figure to read Twenty one Million pound sterling(Ј21M). The extra (Ј7M) is what we want to transfer to your account for our own personal use and investments.
Note that the nature of your job does not matter,All modalities to effect the payment and subsequent transfer of this money have been worked out. This transaction is 100% risk free but requires 100 percent confidentiality. This is a golden opportunity, which must not be allowed to slip out of our hands as a result of any careless acts and utterances.
We chose you for this transaction because we believe that good friends can be discovered and
businesses such as this cannot be realized without trust. You can be rest assured that your security has been considered before you were contacted.
At the end of the deal you will be compensated with 24% of the total sum, while the rest will be used for investments in some lucrative ventures in your country.
If you are interested in this deal, kindly get back to me with your full details including your private telephone.