This email with the subject "Urgent Transaction!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 26 Jun 2010 11:36:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Joseph Ngwede" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. Joseph Ngwede.
Media Accountant B. Comp. (Hon’s) IMM
South African Anglo Gold Cooperation (SAAGC)
Direct Fax: +27-86 664 6441.
Attn: The Managing Director/CEO
It’s my pleasure to inform you of a transaction involving the transfer
of Twelve Million Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$12.8M) to a foreign account for safe keeping pending my arrival with my colleagues for sharing with you as the account owner. I am a media relations accountant with the South African Anglo Gold Cooperation (SAAGC) in Johannesburg and this money originated from an over involved contract executed for the co-operation some time ago. On completion and inspection of the contract, the payment voucher was approved and the money involved available for the payment to the contractors. We are high profile officials therefore we are not liable to come for the claim of this money.
We are looking for an honest company or individual abroad whose particulars will be tendered by us here in South Africa as one of the
contractors that executed the project for the collection of the money.
To affect this transfer I therefore request the following: The name of your bank, the address where this money will be transferred into and also your fax and telephone number for quick and confidential communication.
Upon the consideration, you were strongly recommended to us. Although
we have never met before as to know the extent of your honesty, but based on the recommendation I personally want to believe that you will not sit on our money once finally transferred into your account. It is on this note that I considered it proper to write you asking for your consent, permission and support to transfer this money into your account. You should not fear any risk because we have concluded the arrangement to safeguard you and this transaction yet at the same time we would not like you to publicize this transaction for our own safety. It requires high level of secrecy, and confidence. Here below are details regarding the sharing modalities.
1. 5% will be used to settle transference charges and local protocols
2. 25% will be given to you for using your account
3. 70% will belong to the fund originators
I shall expect an immediate reply from you if you are willing and capable to assist.
Please note that all correspondence should be strictly through E-mail:
Mr. Joseph Ngwede.