From: MR FORTUNE.M.GROTE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Mar 16 2003 - 17:56:27 EET
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL & URGENT.
I am MR.F. M .GROTE an Executive Accountant with
the Department of finance of mineral resources and energy South Africa.
First and foremost, I apologized using this medium to
reach you for a transaction/business of this
magnitude, but this is due to confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this medium.
I have decided to seek a confidential
co-operation with you in the execution of the deal
described Hereunder for the benefit of all parties
and hope you will keep it as a top secret because of the
nature of this transaction.
Within the Department of finance where I work as an Executive Accountant and with the cooperation of four other top officials, we have in
our possession as overdue payment bills totaling
Twenty - One Million, Five Hundred Thousand U. S.
Dollars ($21,500,000.) which we want to transfer
abroad with the assistance and cooperation of a
foreign company/individual to receive the said fund
on our behalf or a reliable foreign non-company account
to receive such funds. More so, we are handicapped in
the circumstances, as the South Africa Civil Service
Code of Conduct does not allow us to operate offshore
account hence your importance in the whole
This amount $21.5m represents the balance of the
total revenue collections from income tax, mining lease and export duties in respect of diamond mines, expressed as a percentage of total tax revenues (net collections, National Revenue Account.
>From these projects we have been able to secure this reasonable ammount. $21.5m as commission resulting from over invoice, hence all the necessary approvals has been completed.
This amount $21.5m represents the balance of the Estimated revenue
total value executed on behalf of my Department by foreign contracting firm, which we the officials
over-invoiced deliberately. Though the actual
Estimated revenue cost have been paid to the original contractor,
leaving the balance in the Tune of the said amount
which we have in principles gotten approval to remit
by Key tested Telegraphic Transfer (K.T.T) to any
foreign bank account you will provide by filing in an
application through the Justice Ministry here in
South Africa for the transfer of rights and privileges of
the former contractor to you. I have the authority of my partners involved to
propose that should you be willing to assist us in
the transaction, your share of the sum will be 25% of the
$21.5 million, 70% for us and 5% for taxation and
miscellaneous expenses. The business itself is 100%
safe, on your part provided you treat it with utmost
secrecy and confidentiality.
Also your area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful
execution of this transaction. I have reposed my
confidence in you and hope that you will not
Endeavor to contact me immediately on my
e-mail address or phone number whether or not you are
interested in this deal. If you are not, it will enable me scout
for another foreign partner to carry out this deal I want
to assure you that my partners and myself are in a
position to make the payment of this claim possible
provided you can give us a very strong Assurance and
guarantee that our share will be secured and please
remember to treat this matter as very confidential
matter, because we will not comprehend with any form
of exposure as we are still in active Government
Service and remember once again that time is of the
essence in this business.
I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation.
Mr. FORTUNE M. GROTE.
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