This email with the subject "I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:36:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mrs. Susan Merwe" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
After due deliberation with my children, I decided to contact you for your = assistance in standing as a beneficiary to the sum of US$15 Million (Fiftee= n Million United States Dollars Only) First, let me start by introducing my= self, I am MRS. Susan van der Merwe, a mother of two children and the Deput= y Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa since 29 Apri= l 2004. Member of the Board of Directors of UMAC (Non-Governmental Organiza= tion working in Westernand Eastern Cape) (1992 - 2002).Parliamentary Counse= llor to the President (2001 - 2004).Visit this site for my profile. http://www.gcis.gov.za/gcis/gcis_profile.jsp?id=3D3919 After the swearing in ceremony making me Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs= of the Republic of South Africa since 29 April 2004. My husband Mr Merwe d= ied while he was on a trip to KENYA in 2005. After his death, I discovered = that he had some funds in a dollar account which mounted to the sum of US$1= 5 Million with SECURITY COMPANY. This fund emanated as a result of an over-= invoiced contract which he executed with the Government of South Africa. Though I assisted him in getting this contract but I never knew it was over= -invoiced by him. I am afraid that the government of South Africa might sta= rt investigations on contracts awarded from 1998 to date and if they discov= er this money with this security company, they will confiscate it and seize= his assets here in South Africa and this will definitely affect my politic= al career in government. I want you to assistance in clearing this money from the security firm As s= oon as the fund is cleared; you are expected to move it immediately into an= other personal bank account in your country. I will see to it that the account is not traced from South Africa. As soon = as you have confirmed the fund in your account, I will send my eldest son w= ith my Attorney to come to your country to discuss on business investments = For your assistance, I am offering you 3 Million (Three million United Stat= es Dollars Only) However, you have to assure me and also be ready to go int= o agreement with me that you will not elope with the money. If you agree to= my terms, kindly as a matter of urgency send me an email. susanmerwe@gmail= .co.za Due to my sensitive position in the South African Government, email = to my private email. email@example.com if you want to speak with my At= torney, that is fine and okay by me. His chambers will be representing my interest with you. All correspondence = must be made through my Attorney. I don=E2=80=99t want you to call me on my= office phone for security reasons. I will also like you to give me your co= ntact address of telephone, fax and email to enable my Attorney call or rea= ch you from time to time. And I will call you as well .Please I do not need= to remind you of the need for absolute Confidentiality if this transaction= must succeed. If you do not feel comfortable with this transaction, do not hesitate to di= scontinue. Thanks for your anticipated co-operation and my regards to your = family. Yours faithfully, MRS. Susan van der Merwe.