A Scam Email with the Subject "I need to hear from you urgently." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:43:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Amb. Dr. Harry Githonga <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK : Amb. Dr. Harry Githonga FAX: + 31847552241 EMAIL: email@example.com Dear Friend/Partner, URGENT BUSINESS RELATION I am Amb. Dr. Harry Githonga., a Permanent Secretary with the Office of the Vice President Kenya. I am currently on a trade mission to the European Union as a member of KENYAN NEPAD delegate for the establishment of favourable tariffs regimes on the import of African agricultural products to encourage and boost our economy. It is an agreement between my partner and me to contact somebody in this very business transaction. Sometime ago, contracts were awarded to foreign firms by the contract award committee of my department. All contracts have since been executed, and full contract values have been paid to all contractors concerned. My Partner and I have discovered an excess payable amount, which must be paid out immediately. The said amount will be shared between us in an agreeable percentage ratio. We intend to apply for payment of this funds using your name as a duly certified contractor yet to be paid. With our present positions and contacts on ground, we guarantee that this transaction will be completed within 7 working days. Upon receipt of your positive response to assist us,I will disclose to you pertinent details involving the transaction like the amount involved and sharing ration. It does not matter whether or not you have a company that executes contracts. We have strong and reliable connections and contacts, and we have no doubt that the full amount will be released if we get the necessary foreign partner from your country to assist us. Kindly disregard my means of contact to you, necessity and the urgency has made me do so, and i hope you receive this message yourself. I got your contact through a member of our delegation who has been on similar trade mission to your country. After the successful transfer, I will immediately come over to your country and have our share put into investment as you may advise us. We shall through our same contact, withdraw and guarantee all parties involved to be free from any problem now or in the future. The security of this transaction is 100%. There is no risk on both sides. Please keep this transaction as strictly confidential as possible as it may jeopardize our chances. As serving officials, we cannot afford to put on the line what we have achieved so far in life. Contact me immediately through the above fax number or email address, whether or not you are interested. If you are not, it will enable me seek for another promising partner. Send to me your direct and confidential telephone number for us to have first hand discussion on the modalities. I await your prompt response. Thank you. Amb. Dr. Harry Githonga Permanent Secretary Office of the Vice President