This email with the subject "ATTN: Managing Director, C.E.O.," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 15 May 2015 18:06:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mohd. Ahmed Ali Yussof/William A. Fredericks"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: Mr. Mohd Ahmed Ali Yussof, The Chief Auditing officer of First National Bank of South Africa contract head office. Telephone: +27 73 067 8605 FAX: +27 86 558 2446. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ATTN: Managing Director, C.E.O., Dear Sir, Confidential Business Investment. With all due respect sir. I, Mr. Mohd Ahmed Ali Yussof, and my colleague – Mr. William A. Fredericks: We have picked-up trust and courage to look for a reliable and honest person like you who will be capable for this important business transaction believing that you will never let us down either now or in the future since you have a reliable company you are involved with. My name is Mohd Ahmed Ali Yussof, the chief Auditing officer of First National Bank of South Africa in charge of contract files related to First National Bank. There was a contract executed in this bank in August 20, 2012 and since then till this year 2015, nobody has claimed this outstanding fund below. The contract which was originally valued for Four hundred and twenty million United States dollars (US$420,000,000.00), and was manipulated to read Five hundred and Forty-eight Million Nine Hundred Thousand United States dollars (US$548,900,000.00) the extra $128,900,000.00 is what we want to transfer to your company’s or your personal account etc. This contract has been completely executed and the contractor’s has been fully paid all their contract bills remaining this US$128,900,000.00 only waiting for approval and foreign account to transfer into. This contract fund is from National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NPCN), South Africa National Oil Company (SANOC) and First National Bank (FNB) of South Africa “Awards Hypercom Contract for Networking Technology and the construction of 9000KM fuel pipeline was built from (Republic of Namibia’ a country here in the Southern Africa to Durban province and Gauteng province) here in South Africa to transport 7 billion cubic litres of petrol, diesel and jet fuel a year in South Africa in 2008 through expatriate companies in Malaysia and Iran under First National Bank (FNB), National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NPCN) and South Africa National Oil Company (SANOC). After going through some old files in the records in my office, we discovered that this fund (US$128,900,000.00) was made up from over invoice of miscalculation of this contracts. If we transfer this fund into your company’s or your personal account, the contracts file will be closed down immediately with no trace of investigation. Dear friend, we discovered if we do not remit this fund out with your efforts urgently, the bank and this government will recover this money back’ and it would be forfeited for nothing into government account. Nobody has operated this contracts file since 5years and no other person knows about this fund (US$128,900,000.00) except me and my colleague; and I was mandated in trust by my colleague, to seek a foreign partner into whose account we could transfer this over-inflated sum of US$128,900,000.00 (One Hundred and Twenty-eight Million Nine Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only) hence I am to contact you. If interested, you will be required to:- (1) Advise us on lucrative areas of investment etc. (2) Assist us in purchase of properties or investing our share of the fund. Subject to formal partnership agreement contract, we are prepared to share this fund with you on the following terms: 30% will be for you. 10% for transaction expenses that will be made from both ends. 60% for I and my colleague to invest in any Country’ under your close supervision. If you are interested in dealing with us on these terms, please let us know and we will make you a formal offer to partner with us and forward to you the proposed strategy or plan of transfer of the fund (US$128,900,000.00). In your reply, please include your direct telephone, Mobile, email address and Fax numbers for future closer communications. I know that this proposal will come to you as a surprise as we don’t know ourselves before, however, we based our move on trust and God’s directives; we still have to meet possibly, sign some agreement before the final transfer of the fund (US$128,900,000.00) into any of your chosen designated bank account. Note: This message is being sent to you as a statement of confidentiality and non-disclosure!! Thanks for your anticipated participation and acceptance. So call me on +27 73 067 8605, Email: email@example.com We are looking forward to doing this business with you and solicit absolute confidentiality from you in this transaction; please do feel free to contact me after office hours starting at “4:00PM’’ my time here. Regards, Mr. Mohd Ahmed Ali Yussof, Telephone: +27 73 067 8605 FAX: +27 86 558 2446 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org