A Scam Email with the Subject "STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 06 May 2006 11:36:46 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was =?UTF-8?Q?thomasapari8?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM DR. THOMAS APARI. Cotonou,Republic of Benin STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL Attn: Sir/Madam Complements of the season. I am Dr. APARI ARIBATAN Chief Accountantwith the River Basin Authority and Chairman Contract award and appraisal committee. Iwant to solicit your assistance in this regards. In my ministry as Chairman of the contract award committee, there are some over-invoiced sum of money from contracts which we deliberately over inflated. The original contractor has since been fully paid of their contract sum, leaving behind the over inflated sum of $25,000,000 million dollars (Twenty Five Million United States Dollars). Mark up This amount is now floating in our reserved account. I am therefore soliciting for your kind assistance to provide an account into which this amount can be transfered. Myself as a Civil servant, it is against the code of conduct bureau in my country for a civil servant to operate foreign account. We can use your existing account,private or company's account,or you open a new account, Hence, I am asking you to provide an account that will accommodate this funds.The information needed for the smooth running of this deal is listed bellow: 1. Your Bank Name and Address 2 Your Bank Account Number 3 The Name of the Beneficiary of the Account and if there is any sorting codes for your account please give details. Upon receipt of your bank particulars, the transaction will be concluded within 10 banking working days. We have unanimously agreed to give you 20% of the total sum for providing an account into which the money will be credited and 10% will be set aside for bank taxes and other miscellaneous expenses that will be incurred by both sides in the course of the transfer of the money and the remaining 70% is for me and members of the committee. I will send my wife and one official to come to your country to take care of our share as soon as remittance of the money is effected. This is the area where your assistance will be highly needed, as they cannot come back to my country with physical cash. The greater part of our share will be invested on importation of building materials,and i will lik to go into hotel business by buying houses.,importation of general goods,or as you may advise under your watchful supervision. This transaction is 100% risk free as all the modalities has been carefully worked out. And also all the relevant documents related to the transaction will be removed from file as soon as your account is credited and cashed so that there will be no trace. I will also need an assurance from you that you will not sit on our own share if it eventually gets into your account because this is a life time opportunity for me as I am not a signatory to your account. Please be honest. Note: This transaction is not subject to broad discussion with anybody no matter how close the person is to you because of the integrity of the officials that are involved here. You should not even inform your bank yet that you are expecting money from Cotonou as the money will first be transfered to our correspondence bank in Europe for further crediting to your designated bank account. Please keep to this warning. If this amount is too much to be transfered to your bank account at oncei.e if your account cannot carry so much money at once, please indicate how much that your account can take.We can then transfer it in bits. Waiting for your urgent reply. Best regards Yours faithfully, DR.THOMAS APARI