This email with the subject "URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:15:18 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "MINISTER OF PRESIDENCY WOMEN AFFAIRS"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
MINISTER OF PRESIDENCY WOMEN AFFAIRS JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Good day, URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL After my official enquiry from the foreign trade office of the chambers of commerce & industry here in Johannesburg South Africa, I decided to contact you but I did not disclose the intention to anyone else because of the delicate nature of the project. I found your profile very interesting and decided to reach you directly to solicit for your assistance and guidelines in making a business investment and transfer of US$20,500,000.00(TWENTY MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) Please I must plead for your confidence in this transaction. I am a high placed official working with Department of (MINISTER OF PRESIDENCY ON WOMEN AFFAIRS)You can view my profile at the South African government on line, www.gov.za click on government leaders' click on ministers' by Name and finally click on Ms S Shabangu and read about me, When I was inaugurated and sworn in as MINISTER OF PRESIDENCY ON WOMEN AFFAIRS of the Republic of South Africa, my late husband Mr. Ndelebe Shabangu; a successful businessman was awarded several contracts in my ministry and had direct dealings with foreign investors in this field all this was made possible with my knowledgeable assistance. Due to my position and direct involvement with my countries government I unfortunately could not and cannot participate or be associated in any of my late husbands' vast and successful business dealings. After my husbands' passing his secretary notified his business partners and financial advisers both nationally and internationally. I was then contacted by a private security firm in South Africa; regarding a safety deposit my husband had entrusted with them in their Vault in his name; The above mentioned deposit box has been evaluated and found to be valued at $20,500,000.00 (U.S dollars.) containing legal documents relating to his personal commerce and with the security firm, The above mentioned fund was generated from cash payments from his business associates in the diamond trade Mr. S Muller from Antwerp, Belgium. Though I had a limited knowledge of my late husbands' involvement in the diamond mining sub-sector, I was taken aback by his great involvement and income, which is why a decision was made by our children and myself to invest these funds; which is why I send this request of assistance and proposal to you. Though I believe this transaction should be based on mutuality for your much appreciated help, we offer 30% of the above mentioned funds. Upon hearing from you I will forward your contact to my financial advisers, who will be representing me, kindly be aware that under no circumstances will communications be made to or from my office by telephone, fax or e-mail as it is not advisable due to safety and security reasons. Kindly respond by sending me your contact details via my email or fax mail on top, if all is agreed upon. I await your response be it positive or otherwise for alternative arrangements to be made in case of disapproval. Yours Faithfully, Mrs. Susan Shabangu MINISTER OF PRESIDENCY ON WOMEN AFFAIRS. (South Africa)