This email with the subject "Dear Partner" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:51:05 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ERIC JONES" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Sir/Madam, email@example.com My name is Mr Eric Jones,chairman of contract award and monitoring committee of the ministry of industry and international trade development ,my duty as empowered by the Mauritius government is to provide the basic amenities, social recreational activities in urban and rural areas. This program includes assistance to deprived local communities and to co-ordinate projects and development at the national level.Furthermore,from this projects were able to realize some reasonable amount of u.s.$21.8(Twenty one million eight hundred thousand US. dollars only) as commission from various contractors resulting from over invoicing of payment receipts/vouchers hence all the necessary approvals has been completed. These approved funds were packaged and dispatched through a security company for onward delivery to its destination in Europe. The money was first deposited into a security vault before we arrange for its movement to Europe through diplomatic channel using decoy purporting that the fund belongs to an expatriate/company. As we are government officials, the oath of office does are not allowed us to operate foreign bank account,hence we need you to stand as the beneficiary and claim the fund on our behalf from the security company. Presently I am now in Europe to search for a reliable person/company of high integrity /dignity and one with conscience who will claim this fund on our behalf as the beneficiary.We have agreed to give you 30% of the total sum as commission for your assistance/effort and 5% will be used to settle every expenses incurred, we will use 65%to invest under your recommendation/guide and go into joint venture business with you . I would greatly appreciate your assistance and I look forward to your response as soon as possible through this email address below send the required details attached below. Best regards, Mr Eric Jones firstname.lastname@example.org