This email with the subject "FROM EMMANUEL SHAW" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 19 Jul 2007 18:40:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was EMMANUEL SHAW <EMMASHAW300@SHAW.TK>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, I am Mr. Emmanuel Shaw, The Former Minister of Finance in Liberia during the regime of President Samuel Dow. I am 59 years old. I have been indicted by the United Nations Security Council concerning what they referred to as "Conducts that tend to Fuel Conflict in the Sub Region" and also "Allegations of Funding Rebellion in neighboring Sierra Leone". I am innocent of these charges. As a result of this the UN Security Council have ordered the freezing of my accounts and all my assets since October 2004 and also imposed all sorts of Economic Sanctions on my business activities. I have been banned from any form of business engagements till further notice. All my businesses have been halted for months now. I have started to feel the impact of these sanctions. Prior to these problems, I am a member of the board and major shareholder in the mobile phone company, Lone Star Communications. Even though all my shares in this company have been frozen, I have stashed away some funds, which I made from the company before the interruption of the UN. I have this money stashed in a very good bank in Europe and it is untraceable. The account is not on my name. But I have total control. I want you to help me get this money out and invest it for me on a lucrative business in your country. Please I need your assistance. My family has started feeling the heat. This is a risky transaction but profit-oriented and I have chosen to strike this deal with you if you will not mind. Based on this your attention is highly needed to execute this deal. I will offer you 20% of the funds and you can as well go into JOINT VENTURE with a member of my Family. Finally, I would like if you can send to me via email your phone and fax contact details, postal address, direct telephone numbers/mobile so as to reach you and discuss this matter with you and upon the receipt of your positive response, I will commence negotiation with Bank to have the Funds released to my nominated proxy hence giving you the status to be the sole beneficiary. I am looking forward to hearing from you and it will be nice to do business with you. I will call you on phone as soon as I received your phone contact so that we can discuss on this matter in detail. Thanks and God Bless. Regards. E. Shaw