||Date: Sat 25 Feb 2012 01 11 27 -0800 PST
From: "FROM MR. PHILIP JOHNSON" <email@example.com>
Subject: CALL FOR ASSISTANCE
To: undisclosed recipients ;
||FROM: MR. PHILIP JOHNSON
TEL: +27 786 220 813
REPLY TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
May I have the pleasure of introducing myself? I am Mr. Philip Johnson, a senior staff and chairman of
Tender Board Committee on the award of contracts in Department of Works and Housing here in South
Africa. I got your contact E-mail address from an international directory on lawyers and advisers on
international business in my quest to find a trustworthy person on whom I can repose confidence for
colossal international money transaction. My aim of sending this to you is to solicit for your assistance
and co-operation to transfer some huge amount of money into your account overseas. Therefore, this
communication should be held in high confidence.
My colleague and I in the Department of Works and Land Affairs wish to transfer into a safe and secured
account overseas, the sum of ($10.5M )Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars Only)
which is over-invoiced amount from contracts we awarded to foreign contractors who have been duly
paid on completion of their various contracts. This money right now is in a coded account here in South
Africa. However, by virtue of our position as civil servants, we cannot acquire these funds in our names
or in the names of companies here in South Africa.
I was therefore asked by my colleagues on trust and sincerity to look for a reliable international outfit
partner abroad into whose account the sum of ( US$10.5 Million )will be transferred. My choice of you
for this transaction is basically hanged on your field and profession, hence this business proposal. If you
are interested in this deal, I will require some information from you in order to affect the transfer of the
money. Please, be informed that we shall commence processing of claims of payment once we receive
your interest from you, and the funds will get into your account within Five (5) working days by
Transfer (T.T). Note that this transaction is 100% risk free. Do acknowledge the receipt of this letter
above and forward your reply to this E-mail address or you can call me on my private phone no. +27 786
Mr. Philip Johnson
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