This email with the subject "URGENT BUSNESS RELATIONSHIP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 01 Oct 2010 09:57:09 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "JACOB"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP I am Jacob Maroga, Director,distribution with Eskom South Africa and a member of the Contract Tenders Board (CTB) of the above corporation. In my search for a reliable individual company who can handle a strictly confidential transaction, which involves the transfer of a reasonable sum of money to a foreign account. This amount of money is total sum of US$15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million United States Dollars), already extracted from various contracts awarded by my corporation. As a result of over-invoicing masterminded by the concerned officials, has been drafted to represent final payment for a contract that has been executed to the corporation some years back. The money is now floating in the suspense account of Federal Reserve Bank of South Africa awaiting claim by Foreign Partner which status we now want you to assume. Now is the optimum period to consummate this transaction. Following the presidential directive to all your personal/company 's account. In my last meeting with the officials involved, it was unanimously agreed that 20% of the total sum will be given to you. 70% will be for me and my colleague While 10% will he used to reimburse the expenses that may be incurred in the processing of the transfer. I assure you the transaction is 100% risk free as we have concluded every arrangement to protect the interest of every one involved. Likewise, all modalities for the successful transfer of this money have been worked out with the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Reserve Bank of South Africa to facilitate the remittance of this money to your designated account. However. I would want to believe that you are honest enough and will not raise any misgiving attitude in any aspect of the transaction, more importantly, you will keep this transaction very confidential so as not to tarnish the confidence reposed on these official by the Government of South Africa. Your immediate response will be highly appreciated. Please treat this information as confidential. Best regard Mr.Jacob Maroga