This email with the subject "Urgent Information" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 17 Nov 2009 09:14:06 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Promthat Thonghum"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My Dear Please reply via Email: email@example.com and KEEP THIS CONFIDENTIAL DUE TO ITS NATURE PLEASE. I am Promthat Thonghum the Area Border Patrol Unit Commander of the Royal Customs and Excise Department in charge of South East Asian Zone with Bangkok Thailand as the Headquarters. It is with a heart full of hope that I write to seek your help in the context below. This is a business proposal, which is most pressing. I believe I can do with your assistance. This transaction is very reliable but this depends on our ability to move fast and to keep it secret until it is all over. Time is very important to this business transaction and we have to face it with all seriousness as it demands, I trust, I can rely on you and that you can keep the secret. The deal is this; my team while on border patrol accosted a lorry loaded with assorted textile materials and upon my inspection of the load, I discovered 5 boxes inside the lorry carefully covered with textile cloth materials and when I secretly and carefully opened one of the box, I discovered that it contains all 100$ bill denominations of US Dollars carefully arranged and parked in the lorry and during interrogation of the lorry driver, He absconded and took to his heels and ran away, my boys chased him but could not get hold of him. While the team was running after the driver, I immediately removed one of the box and reloaded inside one of my operational vehicle which is assigned personally to me as the Unit Commander and drove straight to a hidden place and hid the box for a self keeping. It was after the end of the duty when we have carried the lorry with the textiles and the remaining 4 boxes to the office and impounded it that I went back and opened the box and got crazy with the volume of money parked inside which I carefully counted to be $6,500,000(Six Million , Five Hundred United States Dollars) At this stage, I was afraid and was of the opinion that the money was a counterfeit, but when I took about 10pieces of it and went to the bank and to the shopping mall, I was surprise to see that the money was original money which was smuggled maybe by some government officials for political reasons due to high political Problems currently going on in Thailand. While at the office, the remaining 4 boxes was broken and all containing volumes of same amount of money in United States currency and the money has been confiscated by the government and the lorry impounded at the customs headquarters since the owners has disappeared on the air for fear of being punished for currency trafficking. Presently, I have succeed in securing the box with a named security company (Name Withheld )for security reasons and declared it as X rays films to the security company with an excuse that it belongs to am importer who had an accident and is hospitalized and will come for its collection when discharged from the hospital. Due to my Job nature and to play safe, I am requesting that you stand and claim ownership of the box and to this end, Your are requested to send to me your full names and address to enable me write to the security company to release and deliver the box to you at your home country as I would not like such money to hover in my name here in my country to avoid suspicion on me. We shall upon your collection of the box, use the money to embark on major projects that will be yield full in your country especially on communication industry or any other as you might direct as you will take 30% of the total $6.5m as soon as it is recovered. More details concerning the security company holding the money will be made known to you as soon as you indicate your interest working with me on this project. Understand that the company does not know that the original content of the box is Cash as I sealed it carefully and declared it as x ray firms as stated above. Communicate me only by email as all telephones are security monitored and would not expect this to be discussed on phone, though I can always call you using internet call services to avoid recordings. Thanking you, Promthat Thonghum Assistant Superintendent of Customs Border Patrol Unit Email:firstname.lastname@example.org