This email with the subject "Real Business Proposal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 21 Apr 2007 03:15:21 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Saeed Mohammed" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I write to inform you of my desire to acquire estates or landed properties in your country on behalf of the Director of Contract and Finance Allocations of the Department of Transportation in South Africa. Considering his very strategic and influential position, he wants the transaction to be strictly confidential as much as possible. He further wants his identity to remain undisclosed at least for now, until the completion of transaction. Hence our desire to have an overseas agent. I have therefore been directed to inquire if you would agree to act as our overseas agent in order to actualize this transaction. The deal in brief is that the funds with which we intend to carry out our proposed investments in your country is presently in a coded account at the South Africa Apex bank (South Africa Reserve Bank) and we need your assistance to transfer the funds to your country in a convenient bank account that will be provided by you before we can put the funds into use in your country. For this, you shall be considered to have executed a contract for the Department of Transportation for which payment should be effected to you by Department, The contract sum of which shall run into US$30.5Million (Thirty Million, Five Hundred Dollars) of which your share shall be 20% if you agree to be our overseas agent. As soon as payment is effected, and the amount mentioned above is successfully transfered into your account, we intend to use our own share in acquiring some estates and setting up trust accounts abroad. For this too you shall also serve as our agent. In the light of the above, I would like you to forward to me the following information's: 1. Your company name and address if any. 2. Your personal fax number. 3. Your personal telephone number for easy communication. You are requested to communicate your accpetance of this proposal through this email. After which we shall discuss in details the modalities for seeing this transaction through. Your quick response will be highly appreciate. Thanks in anticipation of your cooperation. Yours faithfully, Mr. Saeed Mohammed