This email with the subject "Hello" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 09 Mar 2010 11:01:33 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Walmer Nala" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
South African Department of Minerals and Energy Mineralia Centre Cnr of Andries and Visagie Streets Pretoria 0001 Gauteng South Africa Tel: 0027 72 171 5957 Good Day Sir, I am Mr. W. Nala, the Chief Director of Hydrocarbons at the Department of Minerals & Energy (DME) here in Pretoria. I write to ask for your assistance in re-profiling the sum of Forty Six Million Five Hundred United States Dollars (US$46.5Million) which we want to keep safely overseas under your supervision for investment purpose. 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 said amount which we have in principle obtained approval to remit overseas. I have the authority and approval of my partners involved in this transaction to negotiate a suitable compensation for your participation and I propose 25% percent, while we also propose that we receive 75% percent. I urge you to keep this disclosure with the utmost discretion. I await your response via e-mail or you can call me on my mobile number for further clarifications. Contact email: email@example.com Yours Sincerely, Mr. W. Nala (Chief Director) Tel: 0027 72 171 5957