Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Urgent Information

From: "Promthat Thonghum"<>

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"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

My Dear

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 

Thanking you,

Promthat Thonghum 
Assistant Superintendent of Customs
Border Patrol Unit