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From: Mr.Steven Gabriel.
Department of Mineral Resources,
Republic of South Africa
It is my great pleasure to write you this letter on
behalf of my colleagues. Your information was given to
me by a member of the South African Export Promotion
Council (SAEPC) who was with the Government delegation
on a trip to overseas country for bilateral conference
talks to encourage foreign investors. I have decided
to seek a confidential co-operation with you in the
execution of the deal hereunder for the benefit of all
parties and hope you will keep it confidential because
of the nature of this business.
Within the Department of Minerals & Energy where I
work as a Director of Audit and Project Implementation
and with the co-operation of three other top
officials, we have in our possession an overdue
payment in US Dollar funds. The said funds represent
certain percentage of the total contract value
executed on behalf of my Department by a foreign
contracting firm, which we the officials over-invoiced
to the amount of S$28.500,000.00 (Twenty Eight
Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars). Though the
actual contract cost has been paid to the original
contractor, leaving the excess balance unclaimed.
Since the present Government is determined to pay all
foreign contractor's debts owed in order to maintain
good relationship with foreign governments and
non-governmental agencies. We intend to include our
bills for approvals with the Department of Finance and
the Contracts Award and Payments Committee. So we are
seeking your assistance to front as beneficiary of the
unclaimed funds, since we are not allowed to operate
foreign accounts. Details and change of beneficiary
information upon application for claim to reflect
payment and approvals will be secured on behalf of
I have the authority of my partners involved to
propose that should you be willing to assist us in
this transaction your share as compensation will be so
negotiated and agreed upon by both you and we on this
side, before further details will change hands to
enhance our primary objective. The mode of sharing
after a successful transfer of the money into your
account, shall be 70% to my colleagues and I, for the
role you will be expected to play in this deal, we
have agreed to give you 25% of the total sum and 5%
for the expenses we are going to encounter by the two
parties at the course of this transaction.
The business is completely safe and secure, provided
you treat it with utmost confidentiality. It does not
matter whether you/your company does contract projects
as a transfer of powers will be secured in favor of
you/your company to settle any legality. Also, your
area of specialization is not a hindrance to the
successful execution of this transaction. I have
reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will
not disappoint us.
I expect your urgent response to enable us conclude
this transaction urgently without any hitch. Kindly
notify me via my email for further details upon your
acceptance of this proposal.
Thanks for your co-operation.
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