This email with the subject "Hello Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 20 Oct 2010 20:03:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Anusa Hirunpatravong"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, How are you and your family?,thanks for your reply, It is my honor and with a heart deep of humiliation seeking good consolation in writing to you, I am Anusa Hirunpatravong From Thailand the Personal Assistant, to Mr. Suriya Jungrungreangkit Former Thailand Transport Minister during Thaksin Shinawatra regime which was ousted by a military coup on Sept 19 2006 and Martial law was imposed by the Council for Democratic Reform, now called the Council for National Security after the Sept 19 coup. Can read more on this link:http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/33396/some-assets-certain-to-be-confiscated I would have prefer talking to you on phone , the new government is taping the past government officials phone numbers, so it's no longer safe for me to call you, I think it's safe to express my opinion by mail. we are placed under surveillance . However my main point of contacting you is to seek your sincere suggestion and guideline to invest in your country because we are humiliated and keep under probe because of my previous position in the government, I do not need to tell you the absolute confidential both parties must observe for investment, or rather if you has interest in the transaction reply to my mail. The amount involved is the sum of USD3,800,000.00 [THREE MILLION AND EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS] I will provide to you evidence to understand my position with the government now. I will give you all the legitimate information concerning the fund and details about me on hearing from you and will achieve a lot of benefit as you assist me in this regard to secure the fund. Please do not disclose any part of this message to the third party if you are not interested in giving this profitable assistance. You can contact me by email. firstname.lastname@example.org Best Regards. Anusa Hirunpatravong.