This email with the subject "Compliments" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 27 Feb 2006 04:48:34 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "JOSEPHMBATA@terra.es" <JOSEPHMBATA@terra.es>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: - Dr. Joseph Mbata.
Department Of Minerals And Energy,
Pretoria, South Africa.
I got your details and a mandate from my chairman who is the head of my committee to contact you.
This contact with you is based on my committee's need for individual/company who is keen to assist us with funds re-profiling.I work with The Department of Minerals & Energy here in Pretoria, South Africa.
My Colleagues and I have in our possession overdue payment bills of Fifteen Million Two Hundred Thousand U.S. dollars (15.2m USD) which we want to remit overseas; we would like you to receive this funds on our behalf because the South Africa Civil Service Code of Conduct banned us not to operate offshore accounts hence your involvement.
This funds is from contract executed in my Department by a foreign firm who have been paid. This amount (USD15.2m) is the balance of the total contract value which we the officials over-invoiced and want to remit to any foreign bank account you will provide by filing an application via the Justice Department, here in S/Africa for the transfer of rights and privileges of the former contractor to be assigned over to you.
Your share of the entire sum will be 15%, 75% for us and 10% for tax/miscellaneous expenses. The business is risk free and your area of specialization is not a hindrance to executing of this transaction.
I am available on my email to entertain any questions concerning the clarity of this transaction;Please, Send your telephone/fax numbers if interested for further details.
Thank you, i wait your reply.