A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM ABDULLA AL QASSAB; BAQUOBA IRAQ" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 19 Jun 2007 02:22:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "ABDULLAH AL QASSAB" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Abdullah AL qassab Baquoba District- Iraq Email: email@example.com Dear Sir, Though this letter may come to you as a surprise, with due respect and trust, I am writing this letter to you irrespective of the fact that you do not know me, but please do consider this letter as a mutual business proposal and hope you will assist based on the reality of this transaction I am Mr. Abdullah Alqassab, the son of Late Nasir Alqassab. My father was killed by a terrorist group that is operating in my country. Before my father was killed, he was a local oil servicing contractor. During the peak of the war, my father made an arrangement for us to be evacuated to Syria with a CERTIFICATE OF MONEY DEPOSITE he made with a financial firm in Europe. I came back to Iraq for the burial of my father, and since then was unable to go back to Syria I got your email address through search in the Internet. I hope in the name of ALLAH that I have the right person who will assist me. I am writing you in absolute confidence primarily to seek your assistance to transfer our cash of Twenty Five Million Dollars (US$25,000.000.00) cash bond concealed and secured in Two treasure trunk boxes which is now safely secured in the vault of a Security brokerage Firm that also has branches in Europe and Canada for safe keeping. If you are willing to assist me, You will help us collect the funds from the Security Company as I cannot travel out from Iraq at the moment because of certain conditions which I will explain to you if we work together. (my traveling documents are not yet complete). The fall of Saddam Hussein has brought destruction / Hell to our great country and everything is practically difficult now and opportunities are closing up, the new government is trying to frustrate our businesses. Please if you accept this offer of assistance you are required to give me your Name, age, occupation, address also enclosing your telephone fax numbers so that I will forward your details to the finance firm as our next of kin or relation that will act on our behalf. I will also send you the CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSITE What I now need from you are as follows: 1. You should travel to the Security Company in Europe to secure the funds in cash on our behalf and open a Bank account in your country for me with the credentials I will give you. 2. You will be entitled to 30% of the total sum for your assistance. 3. As soon as you confirm to me by e-mail your readiness to travel to the Security Company, I will send the PIN code number of the consignment to you and also the security Company's information and other relevant claim documents. 4. I will also want to know if you have the appropriate travel documents. 5. Please note that this transaction is 100% risk free but you must keep it very secret and confidential with strong assurance that you will not let me down at all. I expect your prompt reply TO MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS (firstname.lastname@example.org). Regards, Abdullah Al-qassab