This email with the subject "Please reply soon" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 15 Apr 2007 04:23:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Dr.James Ngele <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, I write to seek your cooperation as a foreign partner and your assistance to enable us to own properties and invest in the stable economy of your country. Do accept my apology if this mail doesnot suit your personal or business ethics. I am Mr. James Ngele Senior Chief Executive Accountantwith the South-Africa Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. I am making this proposal to you in strict confidence on behalf of my partners and myself. As seniorcivil servants of the South African Government civil service laws (Code of Conduct Bureau) forbids us to own foreign accounts. And we have in our possession an overdue payment bill totaling twenty million, United States Dollars (US$20,000,000.00) which we want to transfer abroad with the assistance and co-operation of a company/or an individual to receive the said funds, via a reliablebank account on our behalf. Although the actual Contract cost have been paid to the original contractor. We have in principles gotten approval to remit to any Foreign Bank account you will provide, and cannot introduce or circulate this amount into the South-Africa banking system considering our provisional duties as Civil servant, by filing in an application through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources here in South Africa, for the transfer of rights and privileges of the Former contractor to you. If this proposal satisfy you, do indicate your interest by writing to me via email to enable me educate you more on the modalities of this transaction. For your assistance, you shall receive 20% of the entire sum, amounting to US$4million of the US$20 Million, while 75% of the total sum,amounting to US$15 million will be for me and my partners and the remaining 5% amounting to US$1Million will be used to defray all expenses incurred in the course of transferring these funds to your account, such as taxation and other miscellaneous. Do note that all modalities have been perfected to ensure a hitch free transfer of these funds and on receipt of your sincere desire to assist us,we will swing into full action and we hope to complete the transfer of the funds within 14 working days with your assistance and total commitment. Please treat as very urgent. Best regards, James Ngele