A Scam Email with the Subject "Re: To Whom it May Concern. Urgent Buiness Proposal...Get back ASAP." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 18 Dec 2007 08:52:31 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Cordelynn Baumeister <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
--- Lambert MacDonald <email@example.com> wrote:
Attention: To Whom it may Concern. Greetings! It is indeed my pleasure to write you this letter, which I believe will be a surprise to you as we have never met before, and I am deeply sorry if I have inane manners disturbed your privacy. Please forgive this unusual manner of contacting you, but this particular letter is of exceptional and very private nature. There is absolutely going to be a great doubt and distrust in your heart in respect of this email, coupled with the fact that, so many individuals have taken possession of the Internet to facilitate their nefarious deeds, thereby making it extremely difficult for genuine and legitimate business class persons to get attention and recognition. There is no way for me to know whether I will be properly understood, but it is my duty to write and reach out to you. UPON THE INSTRUCTIONS Well, I am Engineer Lambert MacDonald and i am the director of Project in South African Ministry of Minerals & Energy Resources. I am writing following an opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us. To get straight to the point, My colleagues I recently influence the award of a contract to a foreign company based on a gentleman agreement that a certain percentage of the total contract value will be given to us. The foreign contracting firm has executed the contract and the contract amount paid less $20,500,000.00USD (Twenty million five hundred thousand united State dollars). Which is the percentage we agreed to be given to us and the present Government is decided to pay foreign contractors all owed debts, in other to maintain piece/good relationship with foreign governments and non-government agencies; also we intend to include our bills for approvals with the Department of Finance. Now deal is successful and we are stocked now on how to proceed with this transaction and this is where you will be involved. We decided to get a foreigner invovled to help us out. We need your assistance to enable us claim the money, since as civil servant we are not allowed to operate foreign accounts. Details shall be worked out in line with this to enable us claim the money without the slightest problem. Understand that upon my receipt of your acceptance mail, I will send details that will enable us secure the fund for our selves; the money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 25% for you and (75%) for us, since we 3 in this deal and all shares will go equally. There is no risk at all, I assured that with my position as Director here; I will guide you successful toward the final execution of this transaction with all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest Co-operation, Confidentiality and Trust to enable us see this transaction through.. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us and other 2 members involved, but all depends on your honest and accountant ability. I wait to reciprocate your response. Thanks and regards. Dr. Lambert MacDonald. DIRECTOR S.A. MINISTRY OF MINERALS & ENERGY RESOURCES Reply via Email.