This email with the subject "hello" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 26 Jul 2007 19:57:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Paul Patterson"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear, I am optimistic to request for your consent in a mutual international business relationship between you and i. My name is Paul Patterson, I got your contact from the web while searching for investment opportunity. I am a civil servant who realized $140.5 million Through the sale of our allocated oil quota in OPEC from commission payouts throught my tenure as the Head of Delegation to the World Bank in West Africa. I want you to assist me in investing this fund in real estate and commercial properties or any other profitable venture you are familiar with since as a civil servant I cannot have such funds and the code of conduct bureau forbids me to acquire such amount of money. Upon your consent to this request i will send my proposal and we will discuss in details. Thank you for giving me your time, am hoping for a friendly response. Regards, Paul Patterson.