This email with the subject "Investment" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 10 Sep 2009 06:42:21 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Johnson Mark"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Johnson Mark Banjul The Gambia (West Africa) Private/Confidential Dear friend, I write to solicit your assistance in a project of mutual benefit and regret any inconveniences contacting you this way with my proposal. I was the former Head of Accounts Department at the Diamond Mining Company of Sierra Leone. I and my partners (two others) are in urgent need of a foreign associate to work with us to facilitate the transfer of a large sum of money which we intend to invest into profitable areas of business in your country. The funds currently secured with a security company is legitimate money rightfully belonging to me and my partners, which was earned from private diamond business deals during our time as top officials at the Diamond Mining Company of Sierra Leone. Due to unstable political and economic environments in Africa, it is not quite safe investing ones financial future in this part of the world. We are currently living in Banjul capital city of The Gambia and in collaboration with some top officials of the Central Bank of West Africa have concluded arrangements for the transfer. The money involved is eighteen million five hundred thousand US Dollars. However, as a result of the regulations here, we cannot transfer the funds to your country without having an associate there. I am writing to know if you could be our overseas associate to handle the transaction privately at your end, whereby the funds shall be transferred through your bank account, for mutual benefits. All aspects of the transaction will be done legitimately from here via the banking process. We propose your commission shall be 20 per cent of the total money been transferred, in view of the importance your role as our overseas partners will be, without which we cannot transfer the funds. Please consider this proposal seriously and handle with utmost confidentiality the information I have provided you with here. If you are in a position to assist, then get back to me immediately, so I can give you more details. Sincerely, Johnson Mark.