This email with the subject "Contract Payment" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 01 Aug 2011 06:00:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was John Magah <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is Mr.John Magah,the chairman,National Contract Commission(NCC) of Burkina Faso.
I Know that this proposal may come to you as a surprise,Especialy having to come from someone you have not met before,But i would like you to co-operate with me so that this $17 Million U.S.Dollars will be released and transferred into your bank account.
It is my profound intention to contact you for this very important and higly confidential transaction for the transfer of $17 Million U.S.Dollars into your bank account.
The $17 Million U.S.Dollars was the over estimated balance from the contracts awarded to both Foreign and local contractors in Burkina Faso.The Real Contract value was $110 Million U.S.Dollars but it was over estimated to $127 Million U.S.Dollars.The contract has been successfully executed by the contractors and Their contract sum ($110 Million USD) has been paid to them,leaving the over estimated balance of $17 Million U.S.Dollars still pending at the bank.
Right Now,we are left with this over estimated balance($17 million USD) which is still floating at the paying bank awaiting final payment to any reliable foreign bank account you may provide.I therefore,ask you to co-operate with me so that the funds will be released and transferred into your bank account.
So,the partnership i request of you is to present you or your company to the bank as one of the contractors that executed these contracts.This transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect both of us from any breach of the law. As the chairman of the National Contract Commission(NCC),i will obtain all the legal documents that will empower you as the real and legitimate beneficiary to the funds and as subcontractor who did this job.
I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 40% of the total sum as your share.While 60% will be for me. Please, you have been adviced to keep "top secret" as I am still in service and intend to retire from service after i conclude this transaction with you.
I will send you the full details on how the transaction will be executed after your reply.Thank you for your time and i look forward to working with you.
the chairman,National Contract Commission(NCC)