A Scam Email with the Subject "REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 14 Jan 2007 06:33:07 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Fatima Mohammed" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEAR SIR/MADAM, ASSALAM AALAIKOOM REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCEAfter due deliberation with my children, I decided to contact you for your assistance in standing as a beneficiary to the sum of US38.5M Thirty eight Million, United States Dollars Only)
First, let me start by introducing myself as Ms. Fatima Mohammed, a mother of three children I am married to late Noor Mohammed Of blessed memory who is an oil explorer in Singapore and Kuwait for years before he died in year 2006.
THE PROPOSALAfter a brief illness that lasted for only four days before his death we were both devoted Muslims and since his death I discovered that he had some funds in a dollar account which amounted to the sum of US$38M with a bank which had her offshore House in Europe
This fund emanated as a part of the money he make for his oil business which he kept for the future of our children. I am afraid that the government might start to investigate on why the money is been keep there since without touching or withdrawing because of what is happening all over the world about terrorism. If they discover this money in his bank account since, they may confiscate and seize it, and this will definitely affect me and my children.
I want your assistance in opening an account with (Bank) through my Attorney so that this fund could be wired into your account directly without any hitch. For an investment purpose for the future of my family, then I will send my eldest son with my Attorney to come to your country to discuss on business investments.
SHARING PERCENTAGEFor your assistance, I am offering you 20% of the principal sum which amounts to US$7,600.000.00 (Seven million six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) However, you have to assure me and also be ready to go into agreement with me that you will not elope with my fund.
If you agree to my terms, kindly as a matter of urgency send me an email. Due to my sensitive position now, I would not WANT you to call me on phone or send a fax to me. All correspondence must be by above mail address. Please I do not need to remind you of the need for absolute Confidentiality if this transaction must succeed. YOU MUST NOT CALL ME! If you do not feel comfortable with this transaction, do not hesitate to discontinue.
Thanks for your anticipated co-operation and my regards to your family. Yours faithfully, Ms Fatima Mohammed. _________________________________________________________________MSN Hotmail is evolving – check out the new Windows Live Mail http://ideas.live.com