This email with the subject "REQUEST FOR URGENT CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 08 Mar 2009 03:32:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "ROLAND DUKE"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
HELLO DEAR REQUEST FOR URGENT CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL. After due deliberation with my colleagues, I decided to forward this proposal. We want a reliable person who could assist us to transfer the sum of Thirty Million United States Dollars (US$30,000,000.00) into his/her account. This fund resulted from an over-invoiced bill from contract awarded by us under the budgetary allocation to my ministry and the bill was approved for payment by the concerned ministries. The contract has been executed, commissioned and the contractor was paid the actual cost of the contract. We are left with the balance of US$30,000,000.00 as part of the over-invoiced amount, which we have deliberately over estimated, for our own. I am contacting you to be our custodian for this fund. 1. 30% for you (Account Owner) 2. 65% for us 3. 5% for any exigencies that may be incurred during the period of transaction. As you may want to know and to make you less curious, I got your address from adverts, in business directory that portrayed your establishment in good light. I am the Secretary of the Contract Awarding Committee (CAC) of the Togolese Shell Petroleum Corporation (TSPC). This transaction has been carefully hatched out and entails no Risks or Problems from my Government. We have been exercising patience for this opportunity for so long and to most of us this is a life time opportunity we cannot afford to miss. To get this fund paid into a foreign establishment like yours for further future disbursement and investment schemes. We shall forward to you details which you will endorse in a proforma invoice as a sub-contractor to the executed projects with pending contract payment, we will seek approval to transfer the fund within 14 banking days via the (BCEAO) or Central Bank to your designated Bank Account. What we require from you now is your bank informations, phone, fax and address of your bank where this money will be transferred to upon your acceptance. I and one of my colleague involved in this deal will come to your country to arrange for our share upon your confirmation of crediting of your bank account with the said funds. Upon receipt of your sincere and serious interest we shall fax to you the procedure for operation. Be further informed that everyone's interest and security had been considered before you were contacted. Rest assured of the seriousness of our proposition and fell free to be a partner/associate in realisation of this deal. We are looking forward to doing this transaction with you. Best regards, DR.ROLAND DUKE