Posted: 5/13/2002 11:11:42 AM EDT
Received in e-mail:
I PRESUME THIS MAIL WILL NOT BE A SURPRISE TO YOU.
I AM AN ACCOUNTANT WITH THE MINISTRY OF MINERAL
RESOURCES AND ENERGY IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ALSO A MEMBER
OF CONTRACTS AWARDING COMMITTEE OF THIS MINISTRY UNDER
SOUTH AFRICA GOVERNMENT.
MANY YEARS AGO, SOUTH AFRICA GOVERNMENT ASKED THIS
COMMITTEE TO AWARDS CONTRACTS TO FOREIGN FIRMS, WHICH
I AND 2 OF MY PARTNERS ARE THE LEADER OF THIS
COMMITTEE, WITH OUR GOOD POSITION , THIS CONTRACRS
WAS OVER INVOICED TO THE TUNE OF US$25,600,000:00 AS A
DEAL TO BE BENEFIT BY THE THREE TOP MEMBER OF THIS
NOW THE CONTRACTS VALUE HAS BEEN PAID OFF TO THE
ACTUAL CONTRACTORS THAT EXECUTED THIS JOBS, ALL WE
WANT NOW IS A TRUSTED FOREIGN PARTNER LIKE YOU THAT WE
SHALL FRONT WITH HIS BANKING ACCOUNT NUMBER TO CLAIM
THE OVER INFLATED SUM.
UPON OUR AGREEMEENT TO CARRY ON THIS TRANSACTION WITH
YOU, THE SAID FUND WILL BE SHARE AS FOLLOWS.
75% WILL BE FOR US IN SOUTH AFRICA.
20% FOR USING YOUR ACCOUNT AND OTHER CONTRIBUTION
THAT MIGHT REQIURED FROM YOU.
5% IS SET ASIDE FOR THE UP FRONT EXPENCES THAT
WILL BE ENCOUNTER BY BOTH PARTY TO GET ALL NECESSARY
DOCUMENTS AND FORMARLITIES THAT WILL JUSTIFY YOU AS
THE RIGHTFUL OWNER OF THIS FUND.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS TRANSACTION, KINDLY
REPLY THIS MASSEGE WITH ALL YOUR PHONE AND FAX
NUMBERS, TO ENABLE US FURNISH YOU WITH DETAILS AND
PROCEDURES OF THIS TRANSACTION.
THIS IS A SCAM I REPEAT THIS IS A SCAM , its been going around for a while and it usually says its from a Nigerian government office . They end up draining YOUR bank account and sticking YOU with all kinds of transaction fees . I'm still can't believe some people still fall for this .
No! No! Do it!! What a deal!!
Free money!! What more could you want??
Those nigerians are just so stupid, I'm sure you'll come out ahead!
I received a very similar, if not the same e-mail last year. Can't believe I didn't take advantage of the opportunity! [shock] Just think where I'd be today! LOL!
Man, that $5Million is hard to pass up, but I don't think I'll be providing my bank account number to anyone I don't have to.
This is just a slightly updated version of some of the scams seen in the movie "The Sting."
THIS IS A SCAM I REPEAT THIS IS A SCAM
Wha ?? Are you acussing me of thinking that Jarhead is a .... ummmm a Jarhead ??[O:)]
Why don't you just call Davis Masinga up and tell him to just send you a cashiers check?
ITS A SCAM!!!!!!
I got similar letters postal or electronic..
I think FBI have a special number to report these.
I just shread or delete them.
Dude, you're rich!!!
Don't you know that Africa is paved with gold, and the inhabitants shit diamonds?
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