A Scam Email with the Subject "RE:" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 01 Mar 2007 07:00:35 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Adnan Hasan ABDULLAH, although it may have been spoofed.
Following the first Gulf War in 1991, Saddam Hussein authorized for the first time the formation of private banks in Iraq. From 1992 until the end of the decade, 17 such banks were established. Up until the second Gulf War, however, Saddam prohibited these banks from conducting international transactions - including payments, remittances, and letters of credit. Now, as Iraq develops a market- driven banking system, these restrictions are being reduced and the importance of Iraq's private banks is expected to grow significantly. An important step was taken on October 28, 2003, when the Central Bank of Iraq authorized Iraq's private banks to process international payments, remittances and foreign currency letters of credit. This action follows other important steps taken recently to modernize Iraq's banking system - the establishment of a new national currency, for instance, and the launching of daily foreign exchange auctions by the Central Bank. My branch was raided by members of the Republican forces as they were fleeing Baghdad and got my deputy Mr. Muhammad K, killed during the process as he failed to produce the keys to the strong finance room on time. After their sudden disappearance we decided to take advantage of that ample opportunity to over invoice the total sum raided from the bank as well as help ourselves by packaging a sufficient total sum to our private pause. I and some of my colleagues who are involved in this deal have agreed to sort you a certain percentage as you help us in receiving the fund. Subsequently, I personally was able to hide away some very good amount in to the tune of Millions in US$ in the wake of the United States of American led war on Iraq. This money was meant for investments but it is believed that we have lost this money to looters during the War in Iraq. Since after the war, I have safely tucked away this money with the hope that I will be able to do something with it as soon as things cool down. Now intend to do so. I just need that I get you as my reliable foreign partner who will, as it is be my representative and foreign partner. This money has been flown out of Iraq to a destination I will make known to you. All relevant documents of the flight/transportation are intact. All that is needed is that I give you a power of attorney to contact the freight company and of course the person who assisted me with the flight to release this consignment to you. Please, you have to know that this is a ?brotherly? issue and I expect that you will assist me so that I could get my life back. I need a person I could rely on. Can I rely on you? Can I trust you to work with me on this? Please do get back to me on email@example.com Faithfully, Adnan Hasan ABDULLAH Adnan_hasan01@yahoo.com