From: "Kanyo Gulu"<email@example.com>
Subject: Mail from Kanyo Gulu
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 13:18:52 +0100
MR. KANYO GULU.
DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL AND ENERGY AFFAIRS.
My name is MR. KANYO GULU. I am the chairman of the contract award committee of the Gold and Natural Resources Ministry here in South Africa. I am presenting you with this business proposal where you invest nothing and you get 10% of US$55.6M. I am aware of a lot of scams going on right now and extorting money from innocent individuals. This is definitely NOT one of them because you will NOT PAY ANY MONEY IN ADVANCE. For security reasons, I will not disclose the most important thing for now until I hear from you.
After due deliberation with my partners, I decided to forward to you this business proposal. We want you to assist us receive the sum of Fifty Five million, six hundred thousand united state dollars (US$55.6M) into your account. This fund resulted from an over-invoiced contract awarded by us to a foreign company under the budget allocation to my ministry and the bill was approved for payment by the concerned ministries. The contract was executed, commissioned and the contractor was paid his actual cost of the contract. Now, we are left with the balance of US$55.6M as the over invoiced amount, which we have deliberately over estimated for our own use.
Please note that the law forbids civil servants to operate or own foreign accounts hence this contact to you. We have agreed to share the money in the following percentages: 10% for you, 60% for us and 5% for all expenses. As previously stated, we will take care of all the expenses. All we need is your co-operation and honesty. Note that this transaction is 100% risk free as we have carefully planned and executed it to this stage.
We will therefore require you to confirm your willingness to co-operate with us by responding via email address: firstname.lastname@example.org with your full names and private telephone number for further contact and as well forward you with the necessary details on how to proceed. Upon indication of your interest to fully co-operate with us, it will take us 3-4 working days to secure the necessary approval from the relevant Government ministries before the transfer to your nominated account.
Please note that Honesty and Trust must be our watchword throughout this transaction. I await your urgent response.
MR. KANYO GULU.
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