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From: Tom Goodman 
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Date: Sat, 01 May 2004 00:56:15 -0400

>From the Desk of: DR TOM GOODMAN.
Director, Audit & Project Implementation

Dear Sir,
I am Dr.TOM GOODMAN. a native of cape town in South Africa and I am an Executive
Accountant with the South Africa Department of Mining & Natural Resources.
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
access reposed on this medium. Be informed that a member of the South Africa
Export Promotion Council (SEPC) who was at the Government delegation to your
country during a trade exhibition gave your enviable credentials/particulars to
me. 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 Mining & Natural Resources where I work as a director and
with the cooperation of four other top officials, we have in our possession as
overdue payment bills totaling Twenty-0ne Million U. S. Dollars (US$21,000,000.00)
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 transaction.
This amount (US$21M) represents the balance of the total contract value executed
on behalf of my Department by a foreign contracting firm, which we the officials
over-invoiced deliberately.
Though the actual contract cost have been paid to the original contractor, leaving
the balance in the tune of the said amount which we have in principles gotten
payment allocation awaiting
approval to remit by Direct Telegraphic Wire Transfer to only a foreign bank
account which 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 20% of the
US$21Million, 75% 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 disappoint me. Endeavor to contact
me immediately through my
e mail address, whether or not you are interested in this deal.

This will enable me open discussion with other interested foreign partner with
recommendation to carry out this deal.
I want to assure you that myself and my partners 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 great essence in this business opportunity.
I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation.


Yours faithfully,