This email with the subject "I tried to reach you several times, please reply" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:04:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "James Williams"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: Engr. James Williams DIRECT TEL NO: 27 78 597 1848 EMAIL: email@example.com Good day, I write, asking for your indulgence in re-profiling funds to tune of Fourteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$14.5m) which we want kept safely overseas under your supervision. In other words, we would like you to receive the said funds on our behalf. The Funds were derived over time from a project awarded to a foreign firm by my Department, and presently the actual contract cost have been paid to the original project executors, leaving the balance in the tune of the said amount which we have in principle obtained approval to remit overseas. Currently, I work as a Projects Manager at the Department of Minerals & Energy here in Pretoria. I have the authority and approval of my Partners involved in this transaction to negotiate a suitable compensation for your participation and I propose 25% percent, while we also propose that we receive 70 percent and 5% percent be earmarked for purposes of taxation. This endeavor has a minimal risk factor on your part provided you treat it with the utmost discretion. You are advised to reach me through my Private email address: (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via my Direct telephone number +27-78-597-1848 for further clarifications. Please send your phone, fax number and your full name/address. I kindly wait to hear from you. Yours Sincerely, Engr. James Williams Tel: +27 78 597 1848