This email with the subject "message" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 18 Feb 2005 09:20:59 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr Abu karmel <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, I am Mr. Abu Al-Karmel, I am working in Economic Development and Foreign Contract payment Operations Department, in the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI). My aim of writing you is to seek for your kindness assistance to allow me quickly transfer the sum of US$15.million dollars, into your account. It will interest you to know how this huge sum amount of funds came about. About two days before the United State and British, bombing began, Saddam Hussein, ordered his youngest son, Qusay, to remove the sum of US$1.billion (£640 million) from the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) The cash which was loaded on to three lorries. That memorable day Qusay and a senior aide to the former president Saddam Hussein delivered the instruction in person to the bank's governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI). And the money was removed without proper official documentations. The money was not debited. It was just remove from the foreign reserve vault. This illegal withdrawer created opportunity for our staffs working in the foreign payments department. We hastingly remove from the vault the sum of US$75.million, which we shared among ourselves working in the department, five in number. My share was US$15.million, the deal which was absolutely successfully, I am now seeking your help to allow me prepare transfer document in your Name to enable me transferred the funds into your account. I have agreed to offer you 15% of the funds for your assistance 5% is reserved for expenses 80% will be kept for your account for me. Note this transaction is risk free since it is assumed; Saddam Hussein was responsible for removing the funds. I have formalized every necessary arrangement with regards to this transaction. What I needed now is your "TRUST" HONESTY and TRANSPERENCY". Please I need conviction and assurance of TRUST from you. Of course, you can see the reasons for this, is that, it involves a huge sum of money and I have not deal with you in anyway before. If I am convinced and with your declaration of interest in this deal, then I will tell you the procedures to follow and with other vital information, Kindly contact me through the above email. For the security of this transaction, I do hereby implore you to treat and maintain it with the absolute confidentiality and secrecy it requires to avoid exposing our intentions, there by jeopardizing this project. Thanks and remain blessed. Looking forward to your urgent response. Best Regard Mr. Abu Al-Karmel