This email with the subject "Urgent Confidendtial Request" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 02 Mar 2011 00:10:49 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Dr. Asif Boussafa <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, My name is Asif Boussafa, the personal assistant to Heida Azzazi the eldest son of exiled former interior minister of Tunisia. This might come as a surprise to you, but nothing is more distressing to the family of my boss at this time as they find themselves forced, by events beyond their control. After the unconstitutional removal of her father for alleged charge of misappropriation of public funds by the Tunisian people last month. The current leadership is using its VETO power to order that the entire asset of my boss be frozen. To honor the truth, my boss is one of the credible and patriotic Tunisian and now the present government has decided to unjustly freeze his assets by taking everything he has worked and lived for. Before his detention, my boss had deposited with a Private Security Company here in Tunisia , the sum of US$26.5 Million. All documents including the certificate of deposit are intact. I made a decision to contact and solicit your assistance in transferring ownership of this money with the security company out of the country, because as part of a family under Federal scrutiny he is not allowed access to get these funds out of the country without help. We have agreed to offer you 20% of the total sum for your assistance and 75% will be for my boss to invest in your country after-wards. I have concluded arrangement with the lawyer of my boss who will travel down here from his base in London to personally handle the change of ownership procedures as required by the security company before the money can be transferred to you. Our request is that you help take possession of this money and move it into your country for safe keeping. It is very important to inform you that this communication is strictly confidential. The lawyer shall give you guidelines on what to do before and after you take delivery. The following information is all that I require for the complete documentation of change of ownership in your favor. 1. Your Full names 2. Date Of Birth 3. Your office or company name and address 4. Your Phone and Fax number 5. Your resident address 6. Scan Copy Of International Passport. Thanks and God bless.. Best Regards. Dr. Asif Boussafa.