This email with the subject "LETTER OF INTENT / LOI /" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 25 Dec 2006 01:14:44 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Oil Sector" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
PA. Executive Director Project, The South Africa Petroleum Association, 14th Floor , ABSA Centre Adderley Street Cape Town 8001 ,RSA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telfax:+27-86.603.8732. For your kind attention: Dear friend, I sought your contact through your country business portal encyclopedia conferring you as a trustworthy and consistent person. I am Engr. Horton McClelland PA to the Chief Executive Director of Project, with the South Africa Petroleum Industry Association ( (SAPIA)). My commission - The South Africa Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA))-which is in charge of managing and supervising the disbursement of oil sales revenues for the South Africa government which covers payment to foreign and local contractors that have executed contracts for the Government. The revenue under our control runs into several hundred of millions of dollars monthly. Myself and other colleagues in the SAPIA are currently in need of a foreign partner with whose bank account we shall transfer the sum of Two hundred Million United States Dollars ($200,000,000.00USDm). This funds was accrued from various over invoicing of foreign contractors€™ payments made over the years from 1999 to November 2006. The Total fund is presently waiting in the Government Account named (R.S.A INDEPENDENT REVENUE(s) account overseas . However, by virtue of my position as civil servant and staff of the SAPIA , I cannot acquire this funds in my name. This is because as a top civil servant, I will not allowed by the law of the country to own or operate a foreign bank accounts outside our country for now. I have been delegated as a matter of trust , to look for an overseas partner in whose account we would transfer the fund, hence the reason for this mail. We shall be Transferring the money to your account with the company name you may provide as the beneficiary under the guise that you are being paid for a contract which you/your company executed for our country through the Commission. For your support and partnership, please reply me to negotiate your fees or the percentage you wish to be paid when the funds arrive your bank account. You must however note that this transaction, with regards to my disposition to continue with you, is subject to these terms. Firstly, our conviction of your transparency, Secondly, that you treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and confidentiality. Finally and above all, that you will provide an account over which you have absolute control. The transaction, although discrete, is legitimate and there is no risk or legal liability either to ourselves or yourself now or in the future as I will have put in place all the necessary machinery (Foreign Lawyer) who will equip you with enough documentation qualified and approved you as the contractor who the funds is due to ensure a hitch free transfer of the fund into your account upon acceptance for our subsequent sharing according to our agreed ratio. The transfer will be effected to your account within five - seven (5-7) working days from the date we reach an agreement and you furnish me with a suitable bank account and company name with your contact phone & fax number for transmission of the relevant documents to you. I am looking forward to do business with you as per your promised of confidence in this transaction, Please mail back your response through my above email address for me to update you on my plans as to how we intend to actualize this transaction. Send all your reply to my business Lmail: email@example.com Warm Regards, Engr. Horton McClelland.