FROM THE OFFICE OF,
DEPT.OF MINERALS & ENERGY RESOURCES,
SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA.
ATTN: Dear Sir/Madam,
This letter is not intending to cause you any embarrassment in what ever form, rather an appeal for assistance. I am the Principal Accountant attached to the Department of Minerals & Energy Resources here in South Africa. I have decided to send forth this proposal to you after some due liberation. I have in my possession the sum of US$25, 5 MILLON] TWENTYFIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDERD THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS).
The above fund, which is now in a Government suspense account of, was accrued from recent contract awarded to a foreign firm for supplies of raw material to my Department. This is in pursuant to the terms of our agreement under the international monetary fund (I.M.F.) and Paris Club dept-servicing program to pay out all outstanding dept owed to foreign firms. I now seek your assistance for the easy transfer of the over-invoiced (surplus) amount as the foreign beneficiary. And also in recognition of your personal executive profile and investment opportunities available in your country.
At this juncture, I want you to stand as the original foreign contractor to the above fund to enable me put claim on the above sum. I will manipulate and authenticate the payment to your name. I am assuring you that it is 100% risk free transaction because all the necessary arrangements have been made. Finally, I have agreed to give you 25% of the fund due to your assistance, 5% t o be set aside for expenses made by both sides. While the remaining 70% will be for my investment in your country.
If satisfied with this proposal, kindly notify me by telephone or send a e-mail so that I can furnish you with more details on how the transaction will be done. I will be with you in person before the fund arrives in your country. Please note that this is highly confidential and should be treated as such. Before you send an e-mail please due call for the confidential of this transaction.