A Scam Email with the Subject ": Dear Friend pls Open the Attachment Appeal for Assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 12 Nov 2016 13:18:52 -0500 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Mr.Renad Morent" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day I only got your contact details from the South Africa Exchange Information On-line Service on my personal programmed search on the internet for a reputable company or individual to assist me sincerely & confidential which your information & profiles were very satisfactory; so I decided to contact you immediately. It is my great pleasure to write you this letter. Within the Department of Minerals & Energy where I work as a Director of Audit and Project Implementation; I have in my possession an overdue payment in US funds. The said funds represent certain percentage of the total contract value executed on behalf of my Department by a foreign contracting firm; which; I the official over-invoiced to the amount of US$14; 200; 000.00 (Fourteen Million Two Hundred Thousand US Dollars). Though the actual contract cost has been paid to the original contractor; leaving the excess balance unclaimed. Since the present elected Government is determined to pay foreign contractors all debts owed; so as to maintain good relationship with foreign governments and non-government agencies; we included our bills for approvals with the Department of Finance and the South Africa Reserve Bank (SARB). I am seeking your assistance to front as beneficiary of the unclaimed funds; since I am not allowed to operate foreign accounts. Details and change of beneficiary information upon application for claim to reflect payment and approvals will be secured on behalf of your Company. I have to propose that should you be willing to assist me in this transaction your share as compensation will be (35%); I receive (60%) and the balance of (5%) for taxation and miscellaneous expenses incurred during the transfer process. The business is completely safe and secure; provided you treat it with Utmost confidentiality. It does not matter whether your Company does contract projects; as a transfer of powers will be secured in favor of your Company. Also; your area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful execution of this transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint me. Your urgent response please. Thanks for your co-operation. Regards, Mr. Renad More N.B Please email your confidential Telephone and Fax numbers to enable me contact you for further (firstname.lastname@example.org)