Scam Emails Archive : Generic



This email with the subject "URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL (CONTACT US)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 11 Jan 2007 00:51:26 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

Engr. William Mashabela.
Tel: 27-73-308-9676
Fax: 27-11-507-5168
Private E-Mail (
Good day,
I write, asking for your indulgence in re-profiling funds to tune of Twelve Million, Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$12.8m) which we  want kept safely overseas under your supervision.

In other words, we would like you to receive the said funds on ourbehalf.
The Funds were derived over time from a project awarded to a foreign firm by my Department, and presently the actual contract cost have been paid to the original project executors, leaving the balance in the tune of the said amount which we have in principle obtained approval to remit overseas.
Kindly pardon the use of a medium as informal as this for reaching out to you to make a request of great importance to us.

Currently, I work as a Director of Projects at The Department of Minerals & Energy here in Pretoria. I have the authority and approval of my partners involved in this transaction to negotiate a suitable compensation for your participation and I propose 22.2 percent, while we also propose that we receive 46.6 percent and 31.2 percent be
earmarked for purposes of taxation.
This endeavor has a minimal risk factor on your part provided you treat it with the utmost discretion. You are advised to reach me through email correspondence.
I kindly wait to hear from you.
Yours Sincerely,
Engr. William Mashabela.
NOTE: Kindly send your private phone and fax number through my private email address ( for security reasons or Contact us by call/fax.

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