Another email scam: UAE Housing contracts over estimation

This is another scam, capitalizing on the building boom in the United Arab Emirates. The scammer claims that there is excess money due to contract over estimation, and wants a reliable person to help with the bank transfers.

None of that is true of course ...

Date:   22 Jun 2008 12:00:09 -0000
From:  "ali " <>
Subject:   From The Desk of Mr. ali mohammed

From The Desk of Mr. ali mohammed
Department with Ministry of Works and housing
Sh. Rashid bin Saeed Al Makhtoum Rd. Bra
Opposite Marriage Fund building, Airport Road
United Arab Emirate (U.A.E.)
Email contact:(
Before I introduce myself, I wish to inform you that this letter is not a hoax mail and I urge you to treat it serious. I am a Director in Procurement Department with Ministry of Works and housing here in Dubai. I obtained your email while searching for a reliable person, who could assist me in receiving transfer of a supposed contract awarded funds.
This fund came as a result of over estimated contract awarded sums executed by foreign contractors in the works and housing Ministry. The concerned Ministry has approved these over invoiced funds for payment. The contracts which the over invoiced sums was created from has been executed and commissioned. What I am about to receive now, is the over estimated funds which was added during the process of obtaining the contracts for my own interest. This is a normal deal that goes in my Ministry by top officials.
On my part, all modalities have been worked out in ensuring a smooth conclusion of the contract payment to your bank account within the next few days. My department approves payments to contractors, and I happen to head the department. All I want from you is to receive these funds on my behalf as a Sub-Let Company, because as Government Official I cannot collect the funds directly from my Ministry, neither I am allowed by Law to operate/ run foreign bank accounts. If you are trustworthy and can assist me in receiving the fund, do not hesitate to respond back to me immediately.
Please note that there is no risk involved in receiving the over estimated contract funds in your account. I want you to state in percentage what you shall have for participating in using your bank account to secure the funds. As soon as you indicate your interest, further details and the amount involved shall be given to you once I receive response from you. I hope I can trust you to treat this proposal with utmost confidentiality.
Looking forward to hearing from you soonest.
Best regards
Mr Ali mohammed

As always beware from emails that claim they are not hoaxes, are from a public email address, and simply too good to be true.



Seeking for assistance

I am a young person of the Ivory Coast and I have an inscription for the university of the state Washington, I project to leave to the United States for January 2009.
I inform you that I had tried first once to obtain the American visa; unfortunately it was a lamentable failure for the simple reason which the consular officer had estimated that I am not sufficiently rich to live in the United States.
Soon that is 6 years I am without employment after my studies at the Business school of Marrakech sup de co, to give me more chance in the future that I decided to continue studies again in order to become a true specialist in the financial markets.
To go to the United States is not for me an obsession it is a track, it exists about it well of different better. I had wanted you to be not only my downstream and to assist me for the study and living expenses for just one academic year in Washington State University.
If this voice does not seem best for you, you will be able to assist me so that I can develop an activity of marketing of agricultural produce towards the countries bordering such as Burkina Mali, Ghana and many other countries of under area. However 3000 euros could help me to start this activity indeed.
I am grateful to you to agree to take into account this ultimate call of a heart in distress.
In waiting of a favourable continuation I am ready to provide you any information that you will need about me.
Sincerely yours.

Diane Mahamedou
16 BP 686 ABJ 16
+225 05 83 82 16