A Scam Email with the Subject "INVESTMENT OFFER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 15 Apr 2010 05:52:54 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "ALMUTAWA MAHDI MOHAMMED"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Sir/Madam, I write to inform you of my desire to acquire estates or landed properties in your country on behalf of the Director of Contracts and Finance Allocation of the Federal Ministry of works and Housing here in my country. Considering his very strategic and influential position, he would want the transaction to be as strictly confidential as possible. He further requires his identity to remain undisclosed at least for now, pending when the transaction has been completed. He desire to have an agent overseas. I have therefore been directed to inquire if you would agree to act as our overseas agent in order to actualize this transaction. The deal in brief is that the funds with which to carry out our proposed investments in your country is presently in a coded/ secured account with the Apex Bank and we need your assistance to transfer the funds to your country or any safe account outside your country in a convenient bank account that will be provided by you before the transfer is done! The contract sum of which is US$30.5 Million of which your share shall be 30% if you're sincere and truthful with us. We are willing to pay you 30% if you agree to be our overseas agent. Your area of specialization does not matter in this transaction. All that is required of you is a safe account and your willingness to assist us acquire real estates in your country. As soon as payment is effected and the amount mentioned above is successfully transferred into your account, we intend to use our own share in acquiring some estates in any location. For this too, you shall serve as our agent . It might interest you to note that last year, a similar transaction was carried out with one MR. CHIENCHEN YU of Taiwan, but after securing the payment approvals, and payment effected, MR.CHIENCHEN YU changed his numbers and addresses, and was no where to be found on our getting to Taiwan. That was how we lost US$7.5 Million. So this time around, I will be with you before the remittance is made into your provided account to avoid a re-occurrence and allow trust to play a very minimal role until performance is achieved. You are requested to communicate your acceptance or otherwise of this proposal, through my private e-mail account as it appears, after which we shall discuss in details the modalities for seeing this transaction through. If however, you are not disposed to assist, kindly delete/destroy this letter in view of the confidentiality of the proposed transaction and interest of personalities involved. Below are the required information you need to fill before any transactions would begin. Full Names: Contact Address: Phone Number: International Passport Number: Postal code: A Scanned copy of your International Passport Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation. Yours sincerely, ALMUTAWA MAHDI MOHAMMED