A Scam Email with the Subject "Message From Rechard Famu" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 23 Dec 2010 02:47:21 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Rechard Maxwell <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am a private investor based in Europe (Utrecht). A group of government officials from South Africa contacted me with an offer. I am to solicit and state their offer, if your interest is genuine; you can contact me for further briefing. You will be made a beneficiary of a very huge sum of money (US$36.4Millions Dollars) and it will be transferred to you. A high compensation of 20% awaits you, the remaining balance (minus the interest, handling and tax clearance charges, which will be offset by us and deducted from the transfer sum) to a nominated bank account in Europe or your Country.
I donât think I need to spell out the importance of secrecy in this matter considering what is involved. Let me state clearly here that the account you will be providing does not need to have funds in it; it is only needed to be active and be able to receive the funds in question. I need your quick response to this mail to indicate your intent, by forwarding your details to me. This is important as we would need to talk and have a meeting to discuss the modalities of this offer.
For further clarification please contact me through my private number because am in Switzerland at the moment, here are my contact details, +00 41 225 349 546 or better still through my email address.