From: Mr. Anthony Thambo
Firstly, I must solicit your assistance in anticipation you would champion a cause of this magnitude. We are officials with the Department of Finance and Economic Affairs South Africa, and we are in urgent need of a silent partner to assist us transfer the sum of USD$26.5M (Twenty Six Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), accrued to us as commission/kickback from foreign contracts through our private contacts.
I have been mandated as a matter of trust by my colleagues to look for an oversea silent partner who can work with us to facilitate transfer of this fund for investment purposes, because as civil servants and by virtue of our positions we are prohibited from operating bank account(s) off-shore. The funds are presently in one of the major banks here, waiting to be remitted to an oversea beneficiary account confirmed by us as an associate/receiver.
This transaction, though discrete, will be completed successfully within a period not longer than two weeks with all the necessary official documents to authenticate original source of fund, which we are going to provide and supervise. Your assistance is of paramount importance, once all documents have been submitted, the bank will release the funds. For your part in this transaction, we have decided on a fee of 15% of the entire amount.
I realize that the above may take some time to digest, but in considering this, please consider the urgency of the situation and how much is at stake. In the process, I would ask you to also help us to identify various investment opportunities in your country.
As this is a matter of urgency, I urge you to respond to inform me if you are able to assist or not, so that I may seek assistance from elsewhere if you are not able.
I look forward to your earliest response.
Mr. Anthony Thambo.