A Scam Email with the Subject "Honour" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 18 May 2006 04:55:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was MOWAFAQ MAHMOOD <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mowafaq H. Mahmood Bank of Baghdad Baghdad, Iraq. 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. Subsequently, I personally was able to hide away One Hundred Million United States Dollars 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 out there in your Country; I want you as a partner who will assist me in investing in profitable ventures in your Country. I need a person I could rely on. Faithfully, Mowafaq H. Mahmood Bank of Baghdad Iraq.