WARNING – NIGERIAN SCAM / BUSINESS TRANSACTION SCAM
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Subject Line: DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY(BUSINESS DEAL DATED 28TH OF FEBUARY 2013)
DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY
REG NO 2002/015527/06
FROM OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR,
PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION UNIT
DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Private telephone Number;+27 78 058 4002
I know that this proposal may come to you as a surprise especially having to come from someone you have not met before, but I would like you to co-operate with me so that this US$35M will be released and transferred into your account.
My name is MR.PAUL JACOB MAROGA the CEO / chairman of contract award committee of Department of minerals and energy company LTD, republic of South Africa. It is my profound intention to contact you for this very important and highly confidential transaction for the transfer of US$35,000, 000,.00 into your account. the (US$35,000,000.00) was the over estimated balance from the contracts awarded to both foreign and local contractors the real contract value was US$120 million united states dollars, but it was over estimated to the tune of (US$155,000, 000,00) (one hundred and fifty five million united states dollars only).
The contract has been successfully executed by the contractors and their contract sum of (US$120M) has been paid to them, leaving our over estimated balance of (US$35,000, 000. 00) United States dollars still pending at the bank. Right now, we are left with this over estimated balance of (US$35M) which is still floating at the escrow account in the South African reserve bank awaiting final payment to any reliable foreign bank account you may provide.
I am therefore asking you to co-operate with me so that the fund will be released and transferred into your account. if you are interested in this my proposal, reply me so that we can negotiate your percentage before we can proceed however, when the fund is transferred into your account over there, I shall obtain visa and travel with my family over there for my own share of this money in this regarding would like you to send me the following information’s through the email address below for security reasons email;firstname.lastname@example.org
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You’re Company if any:……………………………
You’re Occupation: ….……………..
Name of Company if any:……………………….
you’re Address: ……………………………
Your Private Phone …………………
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Thank you and I am looking forward to hearing from you and working with you soon, bye for now and have a nice day.
My best regards,
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Subject: DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY(BUSINESS DEAL DATED 28TH OF FEBUARY 2013)
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DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY
Mr. Paul Jacob Maroga / Paul J Maroga Reply-Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Return-Address: email@example.com +27780584002
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AGREEMENT LETTER FOR BOTH OF US.pdf
From: Mr.Paul Jacob Maroga
Director of Audit and Project Implementation
Department of Minerals and Energy.
Tel:+27 78 058 4002
I am so sorry for the delay in responding to you is something that i have to think over before i will open up the confidential deal to you because i do not want to disappoint myself for this great opportunity. Kindly read below and get back to me as i have instructed you below.
In furtherance to our email conversation indicating your positive response towards assisting me in this our mutual beneficial transaction I hereby conveys the approval to open discussion with you base on this deal.
For purpose of clarity as a member of the Contract Review and award Committee (C.R.A.C) here in the Department of minerals and energy where I work as the Director of Audit and project implementation. I am vested with the authority to appraise and approve contracts according to the priority of the government of South Africa, and by virtue of my position, I have been able over a period of time through careful review of contracts awarded secured for myself this over invoice amount of $35million. Which was originally awarded to a foreign company? The contract had since been commissioned, the contractual sum and all entitlements has since been paid to the original contractor. The $35million the balance, which I intend to transfer to the nominated account you will provide to me.
There are however some procedures for the successful conclusion of this project. With the information’s you will provide, I will register your name or your company’s name as a foreign contractor with my Ministry, and i will also incorporate your name or company with the corporate affairs commission of South Africa.
After i have been able to do this successfully, i shall also proceed to the Ministry of Justice for the transfer of rights and privilege. The contractual documents will be back dated to suit the purpose of this transaction.
And the Ministry of Finance will then approve the amount $35million or payment to the beneficiary, and you will be contacted by South African Reserve Bank, through the Contract Review and Payment Committee, an arm set up by the Reserve Bank of South Africa to make payments to foreign contractors, From this stage onward all correspondence will be channelled to you, you will now advice them on how this funds will be transferred to your nominated account, and as soon as you confirm to me that these funds have been successfully transferred to your account, I shall take the next available flight to meet with you in your country for the final disbursement, and you will advice me on a viable business opportunities in your country ,because i don’t intend bringing this funds back to south Africa, although Real Estate Business is what i do cherish and i will be very grateful, if the fund will be invested on the lucrative business.
If you follow my instructions religiously, I will conclude this transaction within the next ten to twelve (10-12) working days. All machinery has been put in place for the successful conclusion of this project.
As soon as i received signed Mutual Agreement sent to you via Email Attachment, I will immediately commence the documentation process, please call me on my direct number (+27 78 058 4002.
Secondly, I want you to read the attached agreement letter carefully sign it and resend it to me via Email Attachment with your personal identity in order for me to proceed on the process of the transfer and i will be updating you on every step i takes on the process before the final transfer into your bank account.
Lastly, Also complete attached Contract Review and Payment Implementation Committee Form and send it back to me along with the Mutual Agreement via email Attachment.
On the filling of the Contract Review and Payment Implementation Committee Form,Use below information’s
Question No 7:.Value Of Payment: US$35M
Question No 8: Purpose Of Payment: Contract awarded by Department of Mineral and Energy.
Question No 9: Contract Number: SAME/2035/0972/09
Question No 10: Department/Ministry:Department of Mineral and Energy/Ministry of Energy
Question No 12: In Contract Review and Payment Implementation Committee Form question No:12, Answer:Yes
Note: Always reply me on this email for secret and confidential (Email:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thank you very much once again and I hope to meet with you soon in your country on completion of this transaction.
Keep this transaction secret and confidential.
I wait in anticipation for your urgent response.
God Bless you.
Mr.Paul Jacob Maroga.
Private Tel Line:+27 78 058 4002
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