A Scam Email with the Subject "FUNDS TRANSFER REQUEST." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 04 Jul 2009 13:08:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Engr. Benjamin Mashego"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Engr. Benjamin Mashego, South Africa. E-mail:Engr.Benjamin@Go-Cavs.com, email@example.com Good Day, REQUEST FOR URGENT TRANSFER It's my pleasure to contact you for a business venture, which I intend to establish in your country, though I have not met with you before but believe one has to risk, confiding in someone to succeed sometimes in life. I write, asking for your indulgence in re-profiling funds to tune of $16,500,000:00 United States Dollars that we want kept safely overseas under your supervision. In other words, we would like you to receive the said funds on our behalf. 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. Currently, I work as a Projects Manager 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 30%, while we also propose that we receive 65% and 5% 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. Kindly establish your response directly to the committee's representative whose name appears below for further clarifications. We wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation. I kindly wait to hear from you. Yours Sincerely, Engr. Benjamin Mashego, Tel: +27 82 646 5640. E-mail:Engr.Benjamin@Go-Cavs.com, firstname.lastname@example.org