From: "Mr. George Poyser" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: <recipient list not shown:>
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 4:50 AM
> After my official enquiry 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 found your profile very interesting and
decided to reach you directly to solicit for your assistance and guidelines
in making a business investment and transfer of $40m (Forty Million Dollars)
to your country within the next few days.
> Please I must plead for your confidence in this transaction. I am a high
placed official working with this department in Johannesburg. I and two
other colleagues are currently in need of a 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 investment
until I get your response by email, please if you can take out a moment of
your very busy schedule today to respond back to my private email below for
more details and include your private telephone number in your response
which I and my colleagues will highly appreciate.
> The fund was given to us as commission from contracts, through our
> The money is presently waiting to be collected from the bank here to any
overseas beneficiary confirmed by us as associate. By virtue of our
positions as civil servants in my country, we cannot acquire this money in
our names. Because as high placed civil servants, we are not allowed by the
civil service code of conduct to own or operate bank accounts outside our
country. Secondly, it is not safe for us to keep the money here due to
unstable political environment. I have been mandated as a matter of trust by
my colleagues, to look for an overseas partner who could work with us to
facilitate transfer of this money for our mutual benefit, Hence the reason
for this email.
> The reason is that after you receive this money, it would be shared as
follows: (1) 15 percent to you as commission for your help in facilitating
the transfer, while the remaining 85 percent belongs to me and two
colleagues. You will be free to take out your commission immediately after
the money gets to you. Since our interest is to invest the money in another
country, it would be appreciated if you could also help us with advices and
direction on investing in very good businesses in your country.
> However, this is optional, and if it is not convenient for you to further
assist us with investing the money, we can end our cooperation after you
make available to me our part of the money. The transaction, although
discreet, is legitimate and the money will be transferred successfully with
all necessary documents showing the genuine source of money.
> The transfer will be effected within a period not longer than two weeks as
soon as we reach an agreement and you furnish me with a suitable response
indicating your interest for processing the transfer. I plead with you on
one issue, whether you are interested or not, kindly do not expose this
information to any one else. I confirm that the transaction is legitimate
and without any risks either to us or yourself. Please, give me your
response immediately by returning this mail through my alternative email
> Yours Faithfully,
> Mr. George Poyser
> Finance & Economic Dept.
> Tel: +27-78-974-7930
> Email: email@example.com
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