This email with the subject "Payment" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 18 May 2006 07:02:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "gmle" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is Mr. Jeffrey Themba, I work as manager overseeing the distribution of imported materials to the late Mr. Akihiko Saito, who suffered casualty and died during the Iraq crisis. I am writing this personal letter to request your business cooperation.
This matter is in regards to Mr. Akihiko Saito, Japanese, who was a diplomat and a former member of the French Foreign Legion who worked for a Hart Security Ltd., and an oil contractor with ADNOC. He was awarded a contract by ADNOC for the supply of oil drilling equipment.
He did receive a mobilization of 80million USD as soon as the contract award was approved, he did execute the contract but during the final stage he ran into serious trouble with the militants. SEE EXTRACT:
He was subsequently killed on the 28th of May 2005.
Scroll down to see his profile.
I worked for Mr. Akihiko Saito, as a manager overseeing the distribution of imported materials. I am South African citizen. I was very close to Mr. Akihito, as I did assist him in communication and others during the process of the contract award. I ensured that his balance contract payment $39.9 Million Dollars was secured accordingly.
I have the original copies of all the contract documents and I will send them to you for perusal as soon as you confirm the receipt of this email.
The wife of the late contractor is not in good health and she has given me approval for the process I am about to take. She has guaranteed the process of securing the funds in a bank account and possibly offshore investment in their interest. She does not want the brother of the late contractor to be aware of the deal as all her husband’s assets are willed to her and her children. This is the primary reason why we have to keep this business confidential. Mr. Hironobu Saito is a brother to Mr. Akihiko Saito but in the late contractor’s “will”, there is no mention of the name of Mr. Hironobu Saito, rather all assets are willed to Wife of late contractor and her little children.
We shall have to secure the above sum ($39.9 Million Dollars) in your reliable bank account whereas the bulk sum (80-Million USD held in Offshore bank) would be an issue of later discussion since it was deposited with Offshore Bank with a two-years maturity date. All the original documents regarding the said contract are in my possession and will be forwarded to you accordingly.
A letter of authority would be issued in your favor by the next of kin that would authorize you to receive the Investment Capital, with the authorization letter; we shall effect the change of beneficiary of the funds to be in your favor. You shall make immediate arrangement to hold a meeting with me to proceed with claiming the Investment Capital and transferring it to your reliable bank account through my good contact.
As soon as I receive a response from you, I shall send you the service and non-disclosure agreement.
Take note that this transaction is 100% legitimate and risk free. You shall be entitling to certain commission for assisting to secure the funds for investment purposes.
Please ensure that this matter is kept s trictly confidential.
Thanks for honoring this invitation.
From: Mr. Jeffrey Themba
Mobile: +27 83 688 8849