This email with the subject "Hello Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 11 Apr 2007 06:40:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Urgent Proposal <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attention: The President/Ceo Dear Sir, Confidential business proposal Having discussed with my colleagues and based on the information gathered from the chambers of commerce and industry, I have the privilege of requesting for your assistance to transfer a huge sum of $3.500,000.00 (three million, five hundred thousand united states dollars) into your personal bank account. The above sum resulted from an over-invoiced contract executed, commissioned and paid for about two years ago by a foreign contractor. This act was however intentional and since then the fund has been in a suspense account at Barclays bank in a West Africa country. All necessary documents will be issued in your own name as the contractor if this deal between us progresses. This business is legitimate in the sense that the contract was issued and was executed and the money was paid to the bank but we realized that we could not collect the money because it was deposited on a foreign contractors name but since then, we could not get in touch with him but the money is still lying unclaimed in our records. We are now ready to transfer the fund overseas and that is where you come in. It is important to inform you that as civil servants, we are forbidden to operate a foreign account not to arouse suspicion. that is why we require your humble assistance. The total sum will be shared as follows: 70% for us, 25% for you and 5% for local and international expenses incurred during the transfer. The transfer is risk free on both sides. I am an accountant with a mining company. If you find this proposal acceptable, we shall require the following documents from you to proceed with the transaction: A. Bank name and account details, address, telephone and fax numbers. Your private telephone and fax numbers is for a confidential and easy communication. B. A letter-headed paper stamped and signed, this is for the contract process. Alternatively we will supply you with the information of what to type into your letter-headed paper along with a breakdown explaining, comprehensively what we require of you. The business will take us 20 working days to accomplish. Please dont bother to respond to this sender email but use the email below, I await your urgent reply . email@example.com Kind Regards, Pius Kufo