This email with the subject "My Regards!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 21 Mar 2010 00:34:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mou Xinsheng" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, Let me introduce myself,my name is Mou Xinsheng (Minister of General Administration of Customs of the Peoples Republic of China).I have a secured business proposal for you,which i believe will be beneficial to both of us i want to solicit your attention.The purpose of my contacting you is because you live outside China. Actually i got your contact during my discreet search for a reliable,successfull,business oriented partner from the Microsoft Corporation Email Database here in China.I feel it would be huge surprise for you to receive such email from a serving minister of the People?? Republic of China.I will give you more information about myself and the business.My name is Mou Xinsheng (Minister of General Administration of Customs of the Peoples Republic of China). Forgive me if you see my business proposal as shameful and not honorable because of my governmental status. But please excuse me and understand that this is the situation I am and must find a credible partner outside China.In my years of government service as Narcotics Control Commission and General Administration of Customs, I have received kick backs from smugglers and business people seeking favors from me and as a public officer my bank accounts are monitored hence I diverted the funds Fifty million United States dollars for safe keeping abroad. I want you to receive the money which has been in deposit since the last Three years. When the money is in your bank account, I want to use Sixty Percent of the money for charity to help orphanage Children suffering (You will spare head this project and my name will not be mentioned).You will receive Twenty Percent as your commission and I will take the remaining Twenty Percent as my share which I intend to settle with outside China.Please consider this proposal and reply to me soon.It will certainly do you no good to report me to my government authorities or divulge this information to anybody because doing so will only destroy my person and my career. If you are interested in my proposal,please contact me on my private email address: email@example.com I will send you more information about myself and this proposal. Thank you. Mou Xinsheng.