This email with the subject "COMPLIMENTS OF THE DAY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 28 May 2007 17:40:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Dr.Thambo Maleze<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Dr. Thambo Maleze Department Of Minerals And Energy, Pretoria, South Africa. Dear Sir/Madam, I am making this contact based on my Department needs for an individual/company who can help us with the transfer of a contract entitlement. This amount(US$14.5M) represents the balance of the total contract value executed on behalf of my Department by a foreign contracting firm. This transaction is 100% safe and legal in all areas, we are only handicapped in the circumstances, as the South African Civil Service Code of Conduct does not allow us to operate offshore account hence your importance in the whole transaction. I have the authority of my colleagues involved to propose that should you be willing to assist us in this transaction your share as compensation will be US$2.9M (20%), while my colleagues and I receive US$10.875M (75%) and the balance of US$725,000M (5%) for taxation and miscellaneous expenses incurred. We have reposed our confidences in you and hope that you will not disappoint us. Kindly send me your direct telephone/fax number to enable me reach with further details upon your acceptance to help us. Once again, Please remember that time is of great essence in this transaction. I will appreciate your prompt response. Endeavor to contact me immediately through my private Phone NO +27-72-6321696 or my private email to confirm your interested and to enable carryout this deal with you. I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation. Yours faithfully, Dr. Thambo Maleze