This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 26 Apr 2009 07:06:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "JOSEPH VILAKAZI" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, First, I must apologize in advance if the contents of this email do not meet with your approval, I humbly crave your indulgence. My name is Joseph Vilakazi, I am a South African, I am also an accountant by profession. I recently retired as the accountant to the South African 2010 World Cup Local Organizing Committee. In my capacity as the accountant, I came across alot of foreign busineesmen seeking contracts for the building of stadia and residential housing units for the participants of the coming world cup. I was courted by these foreign businessmen to help them secure contracts. I did not in anyway compromise my integrity or position. I only rendered help when it was convinient for me. I amassed alot of goodwill and since my retirement, many contractors have approached me with the aims of showing appreciation for the favour I rendered to them while in office. These appreciations have been in form of money. I need a proxy to collect this money for me, hence this proposal to you. This transaction does not require any financial commitment of any sort from you. All you need to do is to collect this fund on our behalf andI will reward you handsomely. I can be reached via email for more details <email@example.com>. Like I stated earlier, this transaction does not require any financial commitment from you and also note that I did not solict for this fund, hence this does not constitute a bribe. Should this you are interested in this proposal, please furnish me with the following information to enable me commence the paperwork for the successful execution of this project. NAME AND ADDRESS: PRESENT OCCUPATION. TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER. I await your response if you are interested. Thank you. Yours faithfully, Joseph Vilakazi. ++27 78 240 3066