A Scam Email with the Subject "+++You are chosen:lets help the Haitians+++" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:28:50 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "eric"<firstname.lastname@example.org.>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Mr. Eric Mathe, Director Project Implementation with South African Revenue Service in Johannesburg South Africa and a member of the Contract Tenders Board (CTB) of the Above Corporation. Your esteemed address was reliably sourced from the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry 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. The amount involved is US$35,267,000.00 (Thirty Five Million, Two hundred and Sixty Seven Thousand United States Dollars.) This money has already been extracted from various contracts awarded through this corporation along with the Ministry of finance as a result of over invoice masterminded by the concerned officials. This has been drafted to represent the final payment for contracts that has been executed through this office last year. The US$35,267,000.00 (Thirty Five Million, Two hundred and Sixty Seven Thousand United States Dollars.) is presently floating in the suspense account of the Reserve Bank of South Africa awaiting claim by any foreigner whose status we want you to assume. Now is the optimum period to claim this fund, following the directive from the presidency to all parastatals to settle all outstanding debts owed to both local and foreign contractors before the start of the Soccer World Cup. In my last meeting with my two colleagues involved in this deal, it was unanimously agreed that 20% of the total sum will be given to you, 70% will be for me and my other two colleagues while 5% will be donated to any charity organisation of your Choice most especially the Haitians who are presently suffering from a natural disaster. I assure you that this transaction is 100% risk free. We have concluded every arrangement to protect the interest of everyone involved in this deal. All modalities for the successful transfer of this fund have been worked out with the Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of South Africa to facilitate the remittance of this fund to your designated account within 72hours after your claim have been approved. I want to believe that you are honest and will not raise any misgiving attitude in any aspect of this transaction, more importantly that you will keep this transaction very confidential so as not to tarnish the confidence reposed on me and my colleagues as officials by the Government and people of South Africa. If this proposal is of interest to you, then kindly contact me to enable me furnish you with further details towards executing this deal. For your information, this deal will take at most 7 working days because all modalities to accomplish it has been put in place all we need now is just your approval. Please treat this proposal very confidential. Kindly contact me on my email address below: email@example.com. Best Regards, Mr. Eric Mathe Project Director