This email with the subject "PROJECT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 23 Dec 2010 13:27:58 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "DEPARTMENT"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam I know that this will come to you as a surprise,since we don’t know each other before. I am The Former Director-General in South Africa under the department of mineral and energy and after due deliberation I decided to contact you for your assistance in standing as benefactor to the sum of US$30.5Million (Thirty Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) I am currently in need of a silent foreign partner whose identity I can use to transfer the said sum. This fund was accrued legitimately to me as commission from foreign contracts with Department of Mining & Energy through my private connections. Our percentage would be shared as follows 1) 20% for you as commission for facilitating the transfer 2) 75% belongs to me 3) 5% for tax and all other related expenses that may be incurred. I confirm that the transaction is legitimate and without any risks either to me or yourself. Please give me your response immediately by return email through my alternate email address - email@example.com Yours Truly, Mzolisi diliza