I know it isn’t polite to make fun of people’s names, but a proposed business deal with someone named Loopy doesn’t sound promising. No matter: it isn’t a real business deal anyway. This is instead a standard “overinvoiced account” scam, supposedly coming from a corrupt bank official who wants to cut you in on the deal. In fact there’s no overinvoiced account, no Bahrain multinational, and no Gary Loopy. There’s only a scammer trying to steal money from you.
from: LOOPY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
date: Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 9:10 AM
subject: PARTNERSHIP REQUEST
Compliment of the day to you my name is Garry Loopy finance manager Bank of Scotland, i am contacting you to seek your partnership in a pending business project which i have here in my hand and ready to be executed without hitches,i would give to you a more detailed explanation of this project which i prefer to call a deal if i get your positive response in agreeing to partner with me since this business is 100% risk free because i have all the modalities fashioned out to give this business an excellent outcome. In an attempt to throw light on this business deal,a month ago a Bahrain multinational company opted an overdraft from our bank and it was over invoiced with an amount of Six Million Pounds,thus i seek your partnership to enable me transfer this funds to your account for both of us and i am open to negotiate your percentage so far you put in your utmost attention and sincerity due to the nature of the business. Please if you are interested do respond back to me via my private email:email@example.com so we can discuss further on this.