The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Generic o

Date:  Mon, 17 Dec 2007 00:59:58 -0800

A Scam Email with the Subject "FOR YOUR PERUSAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 17 Dec 2007 00:59:58 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was JOSEPH VILAKAZI <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Sir, First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction, this is by virtue of it's nature as being utterly confidential and if the contents of this mail does meet with your approval, I humbly crave your indulgence. My name is Joseph Vilakazi, I recently retired as the chairman of the contract award committee of the department of housing, Pretoria, South Africa. This committee was in charge of awarding contracts on behalf of the department of housing. To cut a long story short, in the course of our award of contract, we over-invoiced a contract for the building of housing units in Soweto, South Africa. This over-invoicing was done with the active co-operation of the contractor involved. The said contract has been executed and the contractor paid off. We the committee members want to collect our share of the over-invoiced contract sum. We need a proxy to collect this fund for us, hence this proposal to you. This transaction does not require any financial commitment of any sort from you. All you need to do is to collect this fund on our behalf and we will reward you handsomely. I am presently in the United Kingdom, taking a retirement vacation. I can be reached via email or on telephone number +447907953095 for more details. Like I stated earlier, this transaction does not require any financial commitment from you. I await your response if you are interested. Thank you. Yours faithfully, Joseph Vilakazi.