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Below is yet another example of a fake business proposal one we received. This one is a classic case of trying to sucker a gullible victim into participating in money laundering.
--- Dean Maxwell <firstname.lastname@example.org:
Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 21:13:00 +0100 (BST)
From: Dean Maxwell <email@example.com>
Subject: Representative Needed
Hello, How are you doing today?I just came about your email address and your brief profile through an email listing affiliated with the US Chamber of Commerce and I would be very interested in offering you a part-time paying job in which you could earn alot.
Before I go further I thought I'd inform you of both who you would be working for and what you would be doing. My name is Dr Dean Maxwell, 47 years of age, 3 kids, a lovely girl and 2 troublesome boys, and the love of my life, my wife. I am a somewhat multitalented man and I do quite a lot of traveling and get to meet quite a lot of people.
I just resigned my job as a research scientist for ARINI (Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland (www.arini.ac.uk)) but I still work as a freelance consultant for the instistute which gives me very much time to do my own work which is basically being a freelance researcher who could be employed by research institutes to do research projects anywhere in the world.
I reside in Dublin, Ireland and even though I have lived most of my life in other parts of the world, I am fully residing in Ireland. Presently, I have just been granted a funding to head a research project in the tropical regions of West Africa regarding rare and vulnerable plant species and this would be commencing very soon.
However my funding were by my American counterparts which sent me the bunch of payments mostly in US based money orders. Getting an accountant in the states or opening an account would have been my best choice but I have a deadline to meet and taking any of those choices would cost me time and a whole lot of other requirements I am not ready to deal with as I would be traveling a lot in the meantime.
So presently, assuming you would be able to deal with cash, I would be willing to employ you on contract basis to be my payment representative back in the states, this way I could issue and make these money orders out to you, you could then liquidate them easily at the bank, withdraw 8% of the total amount on these money orders as your commission and then send the rest back to me through Western Union Money Transfer.
Bear it in mind that we would be dealing with quite a handful of cash and you do not have to go out as you will work as an independent contractor right from your home/office. You can earn up to $3000 - $4000 just working with me in a short period of time.
I would be glad if you accept my proposal and I intend to commence on starting as soon as you are ready. If you are interested, please email me back so we could make concluding arrangements.
Note that when replying include the following requested details below:
DR DEAN MAXWELL.
Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland www.arini.ac.uk
Hillsborough, Ireland BT26 6DR
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