This email with the subject "Your consideration" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 04 Aug 2005 04:59:03 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Zulu Mgomeni <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: Zulu Mgomeni FAX: + 31-847-552-241 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir, URGENT BUSINESS RELATION I am Zulu Mgomeni, an assistant accountant with the South Africa Department of Housing in Johannesburg, South Africa. I am currently in the Netherlands on a trade mission and would soon be going back to South Africa. It is an agreement between me and my chief accountant to contact somebody in this business transaction. Sometime ago, contracts were awarded to foreign firms by the contract award committee of my department. All contracts have since been executed, and full contract values have been paid to all contractors concerned. My colleague (the chief accountant) has discovered a total amount of Six million, five hundred thousand US Dollars (US$6.5 million) not claimed. This money now belongs to nobody or firm since all contractors have been paid in full. We now desire to transfer this money (US$6.5 million) into any account which we expect you to provide for us. For providing the account where we shall transfer the money into, you will receive 30% of the money and 65% will be for me and my chief accountant. The balance 5% will be set aside as pay-back for any expenses or bills that may be incurred during the course of this transaction. It does not matter whether or not you have a company that executes contracts. We have strong and reliable connections and contacts, and we have no doubt that the full amount will be released if we get the necessary foreign partner from your country to assist us. After the successful transfer, I will immediately come over to your country and maybe have our share put into investment as you may advise us. We shall through our same connections, withdraw all documents used. The security of this transaction is 100%. There is no risk on both sides. Please keep this transaction as strictly confidential and please do not discuss this with anybody as it may jeopardize our chances. Contact me immediately through the above fax number or email address, whether or not you are interested. If you are not, it will enable me seek for another partner. Send to me your direct and confidential telephone number for us to have first hand discussion on the modalities. I await your prompt response. Thank you. Zulu Mgomeni Dept. of Housing Johannesburg, South Africa.