This email with the subject "HI" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 06 Oct 2010 04:41:52 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Farid Herrera" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From:Mr. Farid Herrera, Director, South Africa Department Of Mineral and Energy. South Africa. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Friend, MUTUAL BENEFIT I am Mr.Farid Herrera, Director, South Africa Department of Mineral and Energy. I make this contact with you based on the need for assistance with a money transfer. This amount $23.5m represents over invoiced contract Value Executed on behalf of Department by a foreign contracting firm, which we the officials over-invoiced deliberately, of which the actual sum has been paid to the contractor that executed the contract. Should you be willing to assist me in this transaction? Your share of the sum will be 25% of the $23.5million, 70% for us and 5% for taxation and miscellaneous expenses. Email me on my direct email address above to show your interest and also for me to give you more insight on how the transaction will be executed. Best Regards, Mr. Farid Herrera