This email with the subject "PROPOSAL NEEDED!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 11 Apr 2006 01:11:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr, Ali Membi <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Sir/Madam, I would like to begin by way of introduction.My name is Mr. Membi Ali ,a native of Capetown-South Africa and a senior employee of the South Africa Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. I am writing this letter to solicite your co-operation in order to redeem an investment interest currently being held under trust with the South Africa Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The said investment now valued at US$20.5million(Twenty Million five thousand United State dollar ) was consolidated Mining Corporation in 1975 for 25 years. Since the maturity of this contract in August 1999, several attempts have been made without success to contact Mr.Richard Moore or any of his close relatives,in whose favour the investment cash value could be paid to. My partner who is the Account director at Ministry of energy and Mineral Resources and two other Collegues,have initiated the process of filing a claim for this money, with the hope of having these funds transferred into a safe offshore account. We could file a claim for this money with the Ministry claiming that you were appointed by Mr MOORE to be the beneficiary to these funds. As soon as the claim is approved, the stated sum of US$20.5M will be transferred into an account of your choice,after which my collegues and I shall travel to meet with you for the disbursement of the fund. Since the money will be in your custody, you have the responsibility to ensure that my collegues and I receive 60% of the total sum while you keep the remaining 30% for your assistance and 10% for expenses. Please we urgue that this affairs be very confidential because we are still in active government service. I want to assure you that my partner are in position to make the payment of this claim possible, provided you agree to meet with us and give us the guarantee that our share will be well secure in your care. Be rest assured that there is absolutely nothing to worry about in view of this claim.It is perfectly safe with no risk involved, and it is not subject to any enquiry as my partner will be handling the claims directly on behalf in South Africa. Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter by writing me on Email:email@example.com I look forward to your prompt response. YOUR TRULY Sgn Membi Ali.