PLEASE REPLY VIA THIS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir/Madam, URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL. After my official enquiry from the foreign trade office of the chambers of = commerce & industry here in Johannesburg South Africa, I decided to contact you but I did not disclose the intention to anyone els= e because of the delicate nature of the project. I found your profile very = interesting and decided to reach you directly to solicit for your assistanc= e and guidelines in making a business investment and transfer of US$30,000,= 000.00(Thirty million) to your country within the next few days. Please I must plead for your confidence in this transaction. I am a high pl= aced official working with Department of (Finance & Economic Affairs) in Jo= hannesburg. I and two other colleagues are currently in need of a silent fo= reign partnerwhose identity we can use to transfer this sum of money. But a= t this moment, I am constrained to issue more details about this profitable= business investment until I get your response by email, please if you can = take out a moment of your very busy schedule today to respond back to my pr= ivate email below for more details and include your private telephone numbe= r in your response which I and my colleagues will highly appreciate. This fund accrued legitimately to us as commission from foreign contracts, = through our private connections. The fund is presently waiting to be remitted from the bank here in South Af= rica to any overseas beneficiary confirmed by us as associate/receiver. By = virtue of our positions as civil servants in my country, we cannot acquire = this money in our names. Because as high placed civil servants, we are not = allowed by the civil service code of conduct to own or operate bank account= s outside of our shores. On the other hand, it is not safe for us to keep t= he money here due to unstable political environment. I have been mandated a= s a matter of trust by my colleagues, to look for an overseas silent partne= r who could work with us to facilitate transfer of this fund for our mutual= benefit, hence the reason for this email. My proposal is that after you receive the funds, it would be shared as foll= ows: (1) 15% to you as commission for your co-operation and assistance in f= acilitating the transfer, while the remaining 85% belongs to me and two col= leagues. You will be free to take out your commission immediately after the= money hits your account in your country. Since our objective is to invest = the money in a foreign country, it would be appreciated if you could also help us with advices and= direction on investing into profitable ventures in your country. However, this is optional, and if it is not convenient for you to further a= ssist us with investing the money, we can end our cooperation after you mak= e available to me our part of the money. The transaction, although discreet= , \is legitimate and the money will be transferred successfully with all ne= cessary back-up official documents showing the legitimate source/origin of = fund. The transfer will be effected within a period not longer than two wee= ks as soon as we reach an agreement and you furnish me with a suitable response indicating your in= terest for processing the transfer. I plead with you on one issue, whether = you are interested or not, kindly do not expose this information to any one= else. I confirm that the transaction is legitimate and without any risks e= ither to us or yourself. Please, give me your response immediately by returning this mail through m= y alternative email address. and call me on my direct line +27-73-7830-560 PLEASE REPLY VIA THIS Email: email@example.com Yours Faithfully, Mr.Temba Zulu Finance & Economic Affairs Dept. (South Africa)
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