This email with the subject "Very Urgent & Important" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 08 Aug 2007 21:48:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mathieu Kuta <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format
Dear Sir, My name is Dr.Mathieu Kuta.(Chairman)F.C.A.B. I have been instructed by my = colleagues to seek for a reliable and trustworthy firm or individual from = your country who could assist us to transfer the total sum of US$25M (Twenty = Five million USDollars)into his/her account. The Government has approved the = payment of this fund only waiting for the beneficiary to come for the claim. SOURCE OF THE FUND: The fund originated from a contract awarded to a foreign = firm for the construction of tele-network, pipeline,rehabilitation and = renovation of the International Airport . The original contract value was = purposely over invoiced by us (the Allocation Board Committee) to the tune of = US$25M. Before we could use the umbrella of the original contractor to claim = this fund, war started in Ivory Coast , 2002. Now the office of the Prime = Minister headed by the former rebel leader Mr SORO GUILLAUME decided to pay = off all the outstanding contract debts to redeem the country's image. RIGHT NOW: The contract is complete. And for this fund to be claimed, has to = be with the help of a foreign firm or an individual, who will act as the = beneficiary. As the Director of the Board,I know everything about this = contract and the over inflated fund. However, due to my position, I do not = want to be noticed, hence our goal is to find a reliable and trust-worthy = firm or individual to assist us deposit this fund in a foreign account. TO TRANSFER THIS FUND: All modalities have been worked out, we have to use = the service of an (ATTORNEY) who will handle the registration of your company = as a sister company and reflect your name as beneficiary of the fund, to = enable the Board raise a draft of that US$25M, in your favour. If you are = willing to render us this vital assistance and co-operation, an agreeable 15% = is to be giving to you for your assistance. We will send to you all the necessary documents to prove the genuineness of = this process for you to contact the Attorney directly. Our board is in charge = of all contracts Verification, Allocation and Approval that is why we have = the total confidence on the success of this contract fund. AGAIN, when the fund is successfully lodged into your account, the Board have = also agreed that you should use 5% out of the fund balance(after you have = subtracted your 15%) to Carter for any security expenses on our-behalf = including the attorney that will guarantee the safety of the fund.Kindly = informs us earlier if you are interested to assist. Respond by E-mail. With best regards Dr.M.Kuta (Chairman Allocation Board Committee) --6598c41b-4954-4e90-882a-526fd7a16486--