A Scam Email with the Subject "Inquiry" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 16 Jun 2010 21:36:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Arhu Mccarthy."<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attention: The President/CEO Dear Sir, Confidential Business Proposal Having consulted with my colleagues and based on the information gathered from the South Africa Chambers Of Commerce And Industry, I have the privilege to request your assistance to transfer the sum of $16,500,000.00 ( sixteen million, five hundred thousand United States dollars) into your accounts. The above sum resulted from an over-invoiced contract, executed, commissioned and paid for about five years (5) ago by a foreign contractor. This action was however intentional and since then the fund has been in a suspense account at a Bank here in south Africa. We are now ready to transfer the fund overseas and that is where you come in. It is important to inform you that as civil servants, we are forbidden to operate a foreign account; that is why we require your assistance. The total sum will be shared as follows: 70% for us, 25% for you and 5% for local and international expenses incidental to the transfer. The transfer is risk free on both sides. I am an accountant with the South Africa Minning cooperation. If you find this proposal acceptable, we shall require the following documents: (a) your banker's name, telephone, account and fax numbers. (b) your private telephone and fax numbers —for confidentiality and easy communication. (c) your letter-headed paper stamped and signed. Alternatively we will furnish you with the text of what to type into your letter-headed paper, along with a breakdown explaining, comprehensively what we require of you. The business will take us thirty (30) working days to accomplish. Please reply urgently. Best regards Arhu Mccarthy.