This email with the subject "Your investment co-ordination is needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 07 May 2007 19:58:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Vice Minister Midori Matsushima <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEAR FRIEND, First, let me start by introducing myself as Ms. Midori MATSUSHIMA, a mother of a child (Former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs in Japan Government and Presently a Member of Foreign Affairs Committee at the House of Representatives here in Japan under the auspices of the President of Japan, MR KAZUO OGURAI.)You can view my profile at my website http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/hq/profile/matsushima.html In 2000 when i was a Member of the House of Representatives, my husband Mr. Roh MATSUSHIMA and his associates had funds entrusted in care of my husband in 2002. After some months, these same associates roped my husband in a case which amounted to a threat to his life and all his assets has been seized, so he has to be out of circulation. I later discovered that he had some funds which amounted to the sum of US$20.5M with a Finance Security company in London. This fund emanated as a result of an over-invoiced contract which he executed with the Government of Japan. Though I assisted him in getting this contract but I never knew that it was over-invoiced by him. I am afraid that the government of Japan might start to investigate on contracts awarded from 2000 to date. If they discover this money with the security company, they will confiscate it and seize his assets here in Japan and this will definitely affect my political career in Government. However, I'll need your assistance, to help me in securing the funds, as to invest, and further purchase of property for my family, I will like to know the procedures of none citizen investing in your country. Because I can not invest in your country without assistance from some one in your country as my only son will be guided by you, because of his inexperience, as he is the benefactor of our investment. I am convinced that we can invest in your country with your guidance, under your umbrella. Please I do not need to remind you of the need for absolute Confidentiality if this transaction must succeed. YOU MUST NOT CALL ME! As I will not attend to your call for security reasons as every of my line is been monitored by the government. I thank you very much for taking time to go through my mail, and hope to read from your reply soon. Thanks for your anticipated co-operation and my regards to your family. Yours faithfully, Midori MATSUSHIMA, Ms Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (VMFA) ***vmfamidori***