This email with the subject "IMPORTANT." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 04 Mar 2006 06:22:58 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM; MS. SUSAN SHABANGU ADDRESS. 108 PRETORIUS STREET SECOND FLOOR 1066 BUILDING PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA. PHONE; +27- 73- 506-1766. Dear, After due deliberation with my children, I decided to contact you for your assistance in standing as a beneficiary to the sum of US$25 Million (Twenty five Million United States Dollars) First, let me start by introducing myself, I am MS.SUSAN SHABANGU, a mother of three children and the Deputy Minister of Safety and Security of the Republic of South Africa since 29 April 1996. Vice-Chairperson of the National Labour and Development Institute. Member of the African National Congress (ANC) Steering Committee, under the President of South Africa MR THABO MBEKI. You may visit this site for my profile; [http://www.info.gov.za/gol/gcis_profile.jsp?id=1066] After the swearing in ceremony making me the Deputy Minister of Minerals and Energy, my husband Mr. DAVID SHABANGU died while he was on a trip to Trinidad and Tobago in 2002.After his death, I discovered that he had secured some funds in a dollar account, which amounted to the sum of US$25 Million with SECURITY COMPANY. This fund emanated as a result of an over-invoiced contract, which he executed with the Government of South Africa. Though I assisted him in getting this contract but I never knew it was over-invoiced by him. I am afraid that the government of South Africa might start investigations on contracts awarded from 1998 to date and if this is discovered the money will be confiscated and forfeited to the state including his assets here in South Africa and this will definitely affect my political career in government. I want your assistance in clearing this money from the security firm. Whereby standing as the soul beneficiary. As soon as the fund is cleared, you are expected to move it immediately into another personal bank account in your country. I will see to it that the account is not traced from South Africa. As soon as you have confirmed the fund in your account, I will send my eldest son with my Attorney to come to your country for discussions on business investments. For your assistance, I am offering you USD5 Million (Five million United States Dollars Only) however, you have to assure me and also be ready to go into agreement with me that you will not elope with the money when transferred into your account. If you agree to my terms, kindly as a matter of urgency send me an email at (email@example.com). Due to my sensitive position in the South African Government, I would not want you to call me on phone or send a fax to me. All correspondence must be by email to my private email above. If you want to speak with my Attorney, that is fine and okay by me. His chambers will be representing my interest with you. All correspondence must be made through my Attorney. I will also like you to give me your contact address or private telephone; fax and email to enable my Attorney call or reach you from time to time. Please I do not need to remind you of the need for absolute Confidentiality if this transaction must be successful. If you do not feel comfortable with this proposal, do not hesitate to discontinue. Thanks for your anticipated co-operation and my regards to your family. Yours faithfully, MS. SUSAN SHABANGU