A Scam Email with the Subject "$ 28.5m Fund Transfer Deal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 25 May 2008 11:34:01 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Mr. Terry Wallace...Fund Transfer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Terry Wallace: Department of Minerals And Energy, 14 Pybus Road Sandton Johannesburg Phone: 0027733443530 South Africa. Email: email@example.com This Email is for your kind attention: (Transfer of Funds). With warm heart I offer my friendship, and my greetings, and I hope this email letter meets you in good condition. It will be surprising to you to receive this proposal from me since you do not know me personally. Not to worry because it might worth the friendship after all. I am Mr. Terry Wallace, Director of Project, South Africa Department of Minerals and Energy. I am making this contact with you based on the Committee need for an individual / company who is willing to assist me with a solution to a secured money transfer. The amount is $28.5m (Twenty Eight point Five Million US Dollars). It represents the balance of the total contract Value Executed on behalf of this Department by a foreign contracting firm, which we the officials over-invoiced deliberately, of which the actual sum has been paid and now in our custody. Should you be willing to assist me in the transaction? Your share of the sum will be 30% of the $28.5million and 70% for me. The assistance you can render to get the percentage sharing with me is to help provide a foreign account into which this money can be transferred. Trust and honesty will be the dealings of this transaction and there will be no criminal offence attached to the transaction. All other things have been put in place for the transaction both relevant document needed for the transfer. All that is left is getting a person or company who is capable of holding the fund in his / their custody. To enable us commence, I will need your personal telephone / fax numbers. Please send your response to: My personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sincerely yours, Mr. Terry Wallace Director of Project