This email with the subject "MS. MARIAM BOLKIA: CONFIDENTIALITY AND MATURITY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 May 2006 12:24:57 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MS. MARIAM BOLKIA" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MS.MARIAM BOLKIA: SHELL OIL EXPLORATION COMPANY, DUBAI-UNITED ARAB EMIRATE. DEAR FRIEND, PERMISSION TO REMIT US$50 MILLION INTO YOUR COMPANY OR PRIVATE ACCOUNT. IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WRITE AND INFORM YOU OF A TRANSACTION INVOLVING THE TRANSFER OF US$50,000,000.00 (FIFTY MILLION U.S. DOLLARS) ONLY INTO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT FOR SAFEKEEPING PENDING MY ARRIVAL FOR THE SHARING WITH YOU AS THE ACCOUNT OWNER INTO WHICH THE MONEY IS REMITTED. I AM AN ACCOUNTANT WITH THE DUBAI SHELL OIL EXPLORATION COMPANY, DUBAI (UNTED ARAB EMIRATE) AND THIS MONEY ORIGINATED FROM OVER-INVOICED CONTRACT EXECUTED FOR THE CORPORATION SOME YEARS BACK. THIS CONTRACT HAS LONG BEEN COMPLETED BY A FOREIGN FIRM AND THE CONTRACTOR DULY PAID. I NOW SEEK IF YOU WOULD PERMIT THE SURPLUS TO BE REMITTED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. AS A MATTER OF FACT, WE ARE TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND WE CANNOT COME OUT OPENLY TO CLAIM THIS AMOUNT. THIS IS WHY I AM LOOKING FOR A COMPETENT AND HONEST COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL ABROAD WHOSE BANK ACCOUNT CAN BE USE TO TRANSFER THE FUND. HOWEVER, I WOULD WISH TO RECEIVE YOUR PERSONAL ASSURANCE THAT YOU WOULD NOT SIT ON THE MONEY WHEN IT GOES INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. MORE IMPORTANTLY, YOU KEEP THIS TRANSACTION CONFIDENTIAL, IN ORDER NOT TO TARNISH THE CONFIDENCE REPOSED ON THE OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN THIS TRANSACTION. TO EFFECT THIS TRANSFER, I THEREFORE REQUEST THE FOLLOWING: YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBER, THE NAME OF YOUR BANK, ADDRESS, TELEX, TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS WHERE THE MONEY WOULD BE TRANSFERRED INTO AND ALSO YOUR PRIVATE FAX AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR QUICK COMMUNICATION. THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK- FREE. HENCE IT REQUIRES HIGH LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE AND SECRECY BE INFORMED THAT ON COMPLETION OF THIS BUSINESS I WILL USE PART OF MY MONEY TO INVEST IN YOUR COUNTRY UNDER YOUR CARE. N.B.: PLEASE CONTACT ME ON THIS EMAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org BEST REGARDS, MS. MARIAM BOLKIA.