This email with the subject "Re: Please Read" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 18 May 2006 04:43:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Kenneth Volas" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE IN A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION
I am interested in your partnership in business dealing. This business proposal I wish to intimate you with is of mutual
benefit and its success is entirely based on mutual trust, cooperation and a high level of confidentiality as regard this
I am representing the board of contract review and monitoring committee of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM).
I am seeking your assistance to enable me transfer the sum of US$45,500,000.00 (Forty five Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)into your private/company account. The fund came about as a result of a contract awarded and executed for and on behalf of my Ministry. The contract was supposed to be awarded to two foreign contractors to the tune of US$180,000,000.00 (One hundred and Eighty Million United States Dollars). But in the course of negotiation, the contract was awarded to a Chinese contractor at the cost of US$134,500,000.00 (One hundred and Thirty four Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)to my benefit unknown to the contractor. This contract has been satisfactorily executed and inspected as the Bulgarian firm is presently securing payment from my Ministry, where our Board is in-charge of all foreign contract payment approval.
As a civil servant still in active government service, I am forbidden by law to operate an account outside the shores of
Zambia. Hence this message to you seeking your assistance so as to enable me present your private/company account details as a beneficiary of contractual claims alongside that of the Bulgarian contractor, to enable me transfer the difference of US$45,500,000.00 (Forty five Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) into your provided account.
On actualisation, the fund will be disbursed as stated below.
1. 20% of the fund will be for you as beneficiary
2. 80% of the fund will be for us.
All logistics are in place and all modalities worked out for a smooth actualisation of the transaction within the next few working days of commencement. For further details as to the workability of this transaction, please reach me as soon
as possible for further clarification.
Please, email me on receipt of this mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and God bless as I await your urgent response.