A Scam Email with the Subject "DEAR EMAIL USER:" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 30 Aug 2007 05:04:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was JANG DOO HWAN <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FOR YOUR ATTENTION: Good day and greetings from Korea. This is JANG DOO HWAN, I am a government official in the Treasury Division of the Korean Ministry of Finance and Economy. The Korean Government is presently experiencing a different phase in it's history as some government personnels have discovered so many means of enriching themselves with the co-operation of foreign partners.Corruption reigns strong at all layers of Korean society. A clear indication of this is that salary level in Korea is substantially below its spending level: people making $3000 a month spending $1000 for a night of entertainment. A son of current Korean president is said to have spent $200,000 a month without a clear source income and hid boxes of money in his balcony. We do not want to be left out as this is truely our chance. These funds are actually embezzled as we would not deceive you. The truth is that it is now a common place here and we are seizing this opportunity on our part.The amount of money we have in the custody of a foreign diplomatic personnel is US$56.9m arising from Treasury Bond & Bill Issuance which we are directly in charge of. I, in conjunction with 3 other government personnels,We have successfully moved these funds out of Korea through this diplomat and he has deposited the trunk boxes in a cargo security firm in Europe. We are hereby contacting you because we want you to deal with the cargo security company and claim the money on our behalf since we have declared that the consignment belongs to our foreign business partner. You shall also be required to assist us in investing in your country once we get these funds.It is hoped that we can trust you with this business otherwise, let us know so we can contact someone else. Once you confirm the receipt of the money ,I will come over to your Country or any Country in Europe to share the funds in an agreed percentage.As soon as payment is effected, and the amount mentioned above is successfully transferred into your account,we intend to use our own share in acquiring some estates abroad. For this too you shall also be our overseas manager of all our properties and you will be paid based on a certain percentage agreed on by both parties. We shall rely immensely on you as we are not too conversant with the practice outside Korea. I and my coleagues, spoken english is bad and so we have always used the services of a payed translator who does the transalation for me in english writing. Please bear with us Please send us your business name, telephone and fax number so that we can immediately forward it to a chamber in Europe which we have contacted to help you with all the legal process and back up, you may need if need be.We do not intend to waste any further time. In my next mail, I will send you all contacts you may need to enable us proceed without delays. Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation.please get intouch with me on my email address as i will only be waiting for your swift response.(email@example.com) Yours sincerely, Jang Doo-Hwan.