Saturday, August 22, 2009

I guess TCM's looking for a new oracle...

From the Thrilling Days of Yesteryear e-mailbox (Special Spam Edition):

From: Mr. Robert Osborne
Dear Friend,
We write, asking for your indulgence in re-profiling funds to tune of Twenty Million United States Dollars (US$20m) which we want to keep safely overseas under your supervision for investment.
In other words, we would like you to receive the said funds on our behalf. The Funds were derived over time from a project awarded to a foreign firm by my Department, and presently the actual contract cost have been paid to the original project executors, leaving the balance in the tune of the said amount which we have in principle obtained approval to remit overseas.
Currently, I work as a Director of Projects at The Department of Minerals & Energy here in Pretoria South Africa. I have the authority and approval of my partners involved in this transaction to negotiate a suitable compensation for your participation and I propose 30 percent, while we also propose that we receive 60 percent and 10 percent be earmarked for purposes of taxation and transactional expenses that will be involved before and after the funds is approved and remitted into your account.
This endeavor has a minimal risk factor on your part provided you treat it with the utmost discretion. You are advised to reach me through email ( ) for now if you are interested and as soon as we establish a rapport I will issue you with my tell number. Do please bear with me on that.
I kindly wait to hear from you.
Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Robert Osborne.

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