A Scam Email with the Subject "From Princess Fayad W.Bolkiah(React fast please)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 15 Aug 2005 08:38:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Princess Fayad W.Bolkiah <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dearest , I am contacting you for an urgent assistance to mobilise a business transaction and further to have explicit investment information about your country from you. I am Princess Fayad W. Bolkiah, the wife of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, former Finance Minister of Brunei, the tiny oil-rich sultanate on the Gulf Island. I will save your time by not amplifying my extended royal family history, which has already been disseminated by the international media during the controversial dispute that erupted between my husband and his stepbrother, the sultan of Brunei Sheik Muda Hassanal Bolkiah. As you may know from the international media, the sultan had accused my husband of financial mismanagement and impropriety of US$14.8 Billion dollars. This was as a result of the Asian financial crisis that made my husband's company Amedeo Development Company and government owned Brunei Investment Company to be declared bankrupt during his tenure in office. However my husband is in jail now, his bank accounts and private properties including a crude oil export refinery have been confiscated by the sultanate. Furthermore, during this unfortunate period i was advised to evacuate my immediate family outside the sultanate to avoid further prosecution from the sultan and his security operatives, but luck ran against me on my attempt to escape.I am now kept under house arrest by the Sultan and i have no access to a phone but I have a Palm V hand-held computer from which I am sending you this mail. Before my In-castration, I went ahead to dispatch the sum of Five Hundred Million United States Dollars US$500 Million in cash under special arrangement into the custody of different Private security and Trustee companies for safe keeping abroad.This action was on the orders of my husband to me to enable us start a new life. The money where splitted and kept in the following countries in this proportion: US$50 Million is in Ghana, US$100 Million is in Malaysia, US$100 Million is in UK, US$80 Million is in Thailand and the balance US$US170 Million is in The Netherlands . Hence I seek your good assistance to invest these funds into profitable investment in your country to facilitate future survival for my family abroad.I have decided to offer 20% of these funds to you as compensation for your strong cooperation. Please I count on your absolute confidentiality, transparency and trust while looking forward to your prompt reply towards a swift conclusion of this business transaction. Many Thanks & May Allah blessing remain with you,Amin. I remain yours sincerely Princess Fayad .W. Bolkiah