A Scam Email with the Subject "From Richard Sullivan" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 18 Aug 2004 08:19:51 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Richard Sullivan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL Engineer Richard SullivanShell Petroleum South Africa.
Attn: MANAGING DIRECTOR/PRESIDENT/CEO Dear Sir/Madam,I am Engineer Richard Sullivan, a Director of the Contracts Award and review Department with the Shell petroleum South Africa. I am contacting you on the business of transferring the sum of US$20,500,000.00.(Twenty Million, five Hundred thousand United States Dollars only) into a safe foreign account and the need is very urgent. I got your contact from the South-Africa Chambers of Commerce and it is with business trust that made me to contact you on this matter. I write to solicit for the transfer of this money into your account. This Money was generated from an over Invoiced contract sum in my corporation.
I am contacting you for your help and partnership for the following two reasons: (1) As a civil servant, I am not permitted to own foreign accounts due to civil service code of conduct. (2) My present financial resources as a civil servant will not be sufficient for me to handle the transfer alone successfully without financial assistance from a reliable foreign partner abroad like you. 20% of this sum would be for you as compensation for using your Bank account in transferring this money, 5% would be used to re-imburse the expenses made by both parties during the processing of the transfer which includes, telephone bills, traveling expenses and fees. While 75% is for me.
Please note that I will arrange to meet with you immediately after the successful conclusion of the transfer, the 75% share of mine will be used for investment overseas. Your assistance and co-operation is highly needed. I assure you that this transaction is 100% risk free. If you are interested I will require your banking information as mentioned below:
1. Name to be used as beneficiary and beneficiary address.2. Your private and confidential telephone/ fax number(s)and Cell phone. 3. Your bank name and address, your bank Telephone and fax number(s).
I hope to conclude this business within the next fourteen- (14) working days. Looking forward to your anticipated and urgent positive response via e-mail. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Best regards, Richard Sullivan