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May I take the honour to introduce myself. I am Mr Poumi Mbayo, the secretary =
of a five-man tenders board committee of the South Africa Ministry of =
I have been mandated by my colleagues to search for a reliable and honest =
foreign associate to help us realise a business venture involving the sum of =
US$10.5million (ten million five hundred thousand united states dollars).
Two years ago, this committee was given the responsibility of awarding =
contracts to a consortium of foreign companies for the supply of y2k =
compliant computers and also the construction of staff quarters.
These contracts were valued at US$18.5million.My colleagues and I decided to =
help ourselves by over invoicing the actual contract value to the tune of =
US$29million.This money has since been approved for payment.
However, the contractors have long been fully paid and the projects =
commissioned leaving us with the excess amount of US$10.5million which is =
currently been held at the South African Reserve Bank ready to be transferred =
within 10 working days from the date we submit application for claim.
As civil servants, we are prohibited by the code of conduct of the civil =
service commission from operating dollar or offshore account of any kind, =
hence this letter to you.
We have carefully mapped out the modalities to lay claim to this money as =
soon as we find a reliable and trustworthy foreign associate in whose custody =
we shall entrust the sum of US$10.5million.
This transaction is 100% risk and hitch free as long as you adhere strictly =
to our instructions.
The need for strict confidentiality cannot be over emphasized, considering =
the nature of this transaction.
We have mapped out 20% for your assistance and participation.
Details of how we intend to carry out this project will be discussed as soon =
as we get a response from you.
We await your response, which should be accompanied with your telephone and =
fax numbers. As we look forward to a good business relationship with you.
Mr. Poumi Mbayo.