From: THE DESK OF <FROM>
Date: Aug 9, 2005 9:13 AM
Subject: DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY,SOUTH AFRICA
FROM THE DESK OF: MR. THOMAS MBEKI
DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA.
My name is Thomas Mbeki an executive member of the
South African tender’s board committee of the Department of
Minerals and Energy.The intention of this letter is to ask for your
co-operation in claiming payment, which has been afloat in a suspense
account of the Department. The source of this money now valued at
US$15 million was an investment interest, purchased originally by
one Mr. Tom. A. Leinback in 1980 and leased to the South African
Department of Minerals and Energy. Since the maturity of the investment
in September 2000, several attempts have been made to contact the
Beneficiary or his next of kin or any of his closed relative [in
whose favor the cash value of the investment can be paid] without
any success. Recent report and findings finally revealed that Mr.
Tom is deceased.
Furthermore, my colleagues and I are in charge of
monies owed to overseas beneficiaries by the ministry and we have
initiated a process to file a claim for the matured cash valued
US$15 million of the investment by the late Mr. Tom, in hopes of
transferring the money oversea into your trust for us If we can
come to an ‘agreement’ my partners can successfully
initiate a claim for the US$15 million claiming that you are a relative
of the deceased and that you are appointed heir beneficiary of his
investments. If the claim is approved, you will be paid the total
sum of the cash investment.
However, be rest assured that there is absolutely
nothing to worry about with respect to this claim, it is perfectly
safe with no risk involved. It is secured from further inquires,
as the tenders board committee is given the powers by the laws of
the Republic of South Africa to investigate and verify claims for
the payment to overseas beneficiaries. Upon our recommendation,
your claim will be approved for onward payment to you. You will
not be required to travel to South Africa to process the claim yourself,I
and my colleagues will handle all relevant issues on your behalf.
The money will be paid into an oversea’s bank
account that you will nominate.As public servant in our country
are not allowed to operate and own foreigne bank account. I strongly
assure you that we are in the position to make this payment possible
hence we have your full co-operation and guarantee that our money
will be safe in your possession.If my proposal is acceptable to
you. Please you can reach me at the above email address or my personal
telephone or fax number as stated above. I urgently anticipate your
quick reply. After hearing from you, I shall bring you to a better
understanding of this great opportunity and inform you about the
information needed from you, to file the claim and conclude the
payment transfer to you.
Please this letter is for your eyes only and I plead
for your complete confidentiality and secrecy about this transaction
for we are highly placed officers in my country.On receipt of your
reply we shall discuss and agree on how to conpensate you for your
assistance and participation.