This email with the subject "Urgent Business Transaction with me" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 27 Jun 2010 22:26:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "makhele"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP I am Mr. Rolland Makhele Director, project Implementation of L.O.C South Africa and a member of the Contract Tenders Board (CTB) of the above corporation. Your esteemed address was reliably introduced to me at the South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry in my search for a reliable individual or company who can handle a strictly confidential transaction. This involves the transfer of a reasonable sum of money to a foreign account. This amount of money is total sum ofUS$23,500,000.00 (Twenty Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), already extracted from various contracts awarded by my corporation from the World Cup Projects. As a result of over invoicing masterminded by me and my concerned officials, has been drafted to represent final payment for a contract that has been executed to the corporation some years back. The money is now floating in the suspense account of Federal Reserve Bank of South Africa awaiting claim by Foreign Contractor which status we now want you to assume. Now is the optimum period to consummate this transaction. Following the presidential directive to all parastatals to settle all outstanding debts owed to both local and foreign contractors before the world Cup Kick off. In my last meeting with the officials involved, it was unanimously agreed that 35% of the total sum will be given to you if you will be able to assist. 60% will be for my colleague, and me. While 5% will he used to reimburse the expenses that may be incurred in the processing of the transfer. I assure you the transaction is 100% risk free as we have concluded every arrangement to protect the interest of every one involved. Likewise, all modalities for the successful transfer of this money. I have been working out with the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Reserve Bank of South Africa to facilitate the remittance of this money to your designated account. However. I would want to believe that you are honest enough and will not raise any misgiving attitude in any aspect of the transaction, more importantly; you will keep this transaction very confidential so as not to tarnish the confidence reposed on these officials by the Government of South Africa. lf this business proposal is of interest to you, then kindly contact me via telephone or e-mail . Meanwhile, your immediate response will be highly appreciated. Please treat this information as confidential. Best regards, Mr. Rolland Makhele Tel: +27-783808997 Email:email@example.com