On Saturday, May 6, 2017 3:40 PM, Dept. Of Mineral Resources < firstname.lastname@example.org > wrote:
SUBJECT: INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
After my official inquiry from the foreign trade office of the chambers of commerce & industry here in Johannesburg South Africa, I decided to contact you but I did not disclose the intention to anyone else because of the delicate nature of the project. I decided to reach you directly to solicit for your assistance and guidelines in making a business investment and transfer of some funds to your country within the next few weeks. Please, I must plead for your sincerity in this transaction.
I work with the Department of (mineral resources as a senior consultant) in Johannesburg. I am also a director at one of the commercial banks here in South Africa. Currently I am in need of a silent foreign partner whose identity we can use to transfer this sum of money. But at this moment, I am constrained to issue more details about this profitable business venture until I get your response by email or phone.
This fund is lying idly dormant in the commercial bank account for some years now and we would use the money to acquire GOLD through my connections and influence from the department of mineral resources and at a highly discounted price, probably more than half price.
By virtue of my position as civil servants in my country I cannot acquire this money in my name nor acquire the GOLD by myself, because as high placed civil servant, I am not permitted under the civil service regulations to own or operate bank accounts outside of our shores. On the other hand, we will return the fund after we acquiring the GOLD, sell it and make profits that would double the amount we invested .
I have decided to look for a silent partner abroad who would work with me to facilitate this transaction for our mutual benefit, hence the reason for this email.
My proposal is that after you receive the funds into your account in your country, we acquire the GOLD, sell it and we share the profits in the following ration: 20% for you as commission for your co-operation and assistance in facilitating the transaction, 3% set aside for expenses we might incur along the line, 2% for any charity organization in Africa, while the remaining 70% belongs to me and my family for investment in your country.
This transaction is 100% without risk since the fund would be returned to the bank after we acquire the GOLD and sell it. The funds are in commercial bank account like I mentioned earlier. I will give you the full details of the whole transaction the moment I received an indication that you are willing to work with me in this regard. You can reach me on the following email address: email@example.com