A Scam Email with the Subject "Require Investment Assistance." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 25 Sep 2007 07:06:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Muda"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, I am contacting you via your email address to keep our discussions private. I am MUDA BOLKIAH, the son of JEFRI BOLKIAH who was the former Finance Minister along side chairman of the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA). Before i proceed, I would like you to view the websites below for a better understanding of what am about to explain to you:- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/670959.stm http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/magazine/2000/0310/nat.brunei.jefri.html As you may know from the international media above, the Sultan had falsely accused my father of financial mismanagement and impropriety of US$14.8 Billion. The huge loss was as a result of the Asian financial crisis which made government owned Brunei Investment Agency (BIA) to be declared bankrupt. My father was relieved of his post as Finance Minister of Brunei and was also stripped of his chairmanship post as head of the nation's international investment arm, the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA) which controls 13 companies & Brunei's overseas assets. My father upon receiving the news from brunei flew in from United Kingdom to settle matters directly with SHEIK HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH. My father met with officials of the Amedeo Development Corporation (ADC) and visit the sultan. After series of meetings relations deteriorate quickly. However, my father was arrested, all our Bank Accounts and private properties including a crude oil export refinery & three large oil wells which were later confiscated by the sultanate and trading by Amedeo Development Corporation (ADC) owned by my father was barred. During this unfortunate period i was to evacuate my immediate family outside the sultanate to avoid further prosecution from the sultan and his operatives but before I could do just that I was placed under house arrest inline with a court order. Before my arrest, I had dispatched money US$340 Million under special arrangement abroad and now I seek your good will & assistance to receive and invest these funds into profitable business investment in your country to facilitate future survival for me and my family abroad. But If however you are not disposed to assist, KINDLY INTRODUCE ME TO YOUR RELIABLE FRIEND, RELATIVE OR ASSOCIATE whom you deem fit and capable to assist me retrieve my money as you would be adequately compensated because I am counting on your absolute confidentiality and trust towards a swift conclussion of this project. I await your Urgent Reply. Sincerely, MUDA.