This email with the subject "Best Regards" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 13 May 2011 03:34:16 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Ahmad hashim <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
-- From Mahmood.Mr. Ahmad Hashim Director Gen, Foreign Affairs Ministry. Foreign Affairs Ministry building Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. PAYMENT AUTHENTICATION. Dear Sir/Madam. I write to introduce this urgent/important business opportunity to youIrrespective of the fact that we have not seen or known each other before believing that it will be of immense benefit to both of us. Let me formally introduce myself. I am Mr. Ahmad Hashim Mahmood, Director Gen. Foreign Affairs Ministry; my office monitors and controls the affairs of all banks and financial institutions in Malaysia concerned with foreign contract payments. I am the final signatory to any transfer or remittance of huge funds moving within banks both on the local and international levels in line to foreign contracts settlement.
I have before me list of funds, which could not be transferred to some nominated accounts as these accounts have been identified either as ghost accounts, unclaimed deposits and over-invoiced sum etc. I write to present you to the federal government that you are among the people expecting the funds to be transferred into their account, on this note; I wish to have a deal with you as regards to the unpaid certified contract funds. I have every files before me and the data's will be to change to your name to enable you receive the fund into your nominated bank account as the beneficiary of the fund's amount $35 Million
United States Dollars. As it is my duty to recommend the transfer of thesesurplus funds to the Federal Government Treasury and Reserve Accounts as
unclaimed deposits, I have the opportunity to write you based on theinstructions I received 2 days ago from the Committee on Contract Payments /Foreign Debts to submit the List of payment reports / expenditures and audited reports of revenues. Among several others, I have decided to remit this sum following my idea that we have a deal/agreement and I am going to do this legally.
MY CONDITIONS.1. You will give me 50% of the contract funds as soon as you confirm it in your designated bank account. And you will take 50% of the total sum for your assistance. 2. This deal must be kept secret forever, and all correspondence will be
strictly by email / telephone, for security purposes. 3. You will help me to invest the fund in your country.If you AGREE with my conditions, l advise you on what to do immediately and the transfer will commence without delay as I will proceed to fix your name on the
Payment schedule instantly to meet the three days mandate. Waiting for your reply soon. Yours Sincerely Mr. Ahmad Hashim Mahmood