From: Microsoft Program <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 7:46 PM
I have been mandated as the co-coordinator for this
transaction to source for an individual/company that
will accept to work with my colleagues and I in receiving
an over invoiced contract bill for collection.
I am a South African and a senior employee of the South
African department of Minerals and Energy. The contract
payment in question was sourced from over invoicing of a
contract awarded to a foreign company NETWORK
CONSTRUCTION INC. This contract was awarded
with the help of my colleagues and I who made up a
part of the contract award committee. The agreement
with NETWORK CONSTRUCTION INC. was that
for helping them secure the contract, we will receive
10% of the total contract package as commission.
The contract has now been completed and first and second
phase payments made to the original contractors. What is
remaining now is the 10% which NETWORK CONSTRUCTION
INC. agreed to pay us for helping them secure the contract. This
10% will be paid out by the department of Minerals and Energy
Affairs as the final phase payment on the instructions of NETWORK
CONSTRUCTION INC. to your account as their nominated account.
The only problem is that in our capacity as civil servants we can't
be seen to accept bribes and kickbacks. This is in addition to the
fact that all civil servants in my country are prohibited from
owning foreign bank accounts. This makes it necessary for
us to contract a third party to help us receive the payment
which is in the sum of USD$18.2 Million Dollars.
If you decide to work with us, you will be entitled to 40% of the
total amount, while 60% will be for my colleagues and I. This
generous commission is to ensure your total commitment and
loyalty to this transaction.
We have already completed the groundwork for a successful
completion of this transaction which will take about 21 working
days from the day the application for payment is made. Please see
below the steps we will take to process this payment:
 Immediately you decide to work with us, we will send an
application for payment to the department of Minerals and Energy .
The application will be supported by a power of attorney from Network
Construction Inc. requesting the department of minerals and energy
affairs to make payment to your company.
 My colleagues and I who hold strategic positions in the ministry
will ensure that the application for payment is given immediate approval.
 Payments will then be effected by the South African Reserve Bank
on receipt of exchange control approval from the Ministry of Finance.
This payment will reach your nominated account through any of our
 Immediately you confirm receipt of payment, our representatives
will meet with you to organize the investment of our share of
Please include your telephone numbers when replying by this
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