A Scam Email with the Subject "The Ministry of Energy and Minerals" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:47:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Engineer Paul Masanja" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
The Ministry of Energy and Minerals
754/33 Samora Avenue
Dar es Salaam
Attention: CEO / Director,
This is to bring to your attention of our meeting yesterday during which I was empowered to
contact you by my colleagues, I am the Commissioner of Energy and Minerals, I am sorry if
this letter come to you as an embarrassment but be rest assured that it was with trust that
your particulars of contact reached me and I beg you to treat it with strict confidentiality
for the sake of this transaction between us.
In the year 2010 the ministry of energy and minerals awarded a contract the project has been
completed in the year 2014. And much of short term loan and related debts paid off and with
my position as the commissioner in the said department with collaboration of my colleague we
have been able to reschedule for part of the payment already paid. We took advantage of some
irregularities in the corporations account records and this amount was easily reflected in
the corporations update statement of account as outstanding debt owed.
I and on behalf of my colleagues wish to transfer this amount into your company/personal
account without any disappointment from you. We have agreed to give you Thirty Percent shared
as the account owner Sixty Percent among us here in Tanzania Ten Percent is set aside for
expenses that may incurred during procure of documentation and the transfer of the funds into
Finally, may you be notified about our meeting in a neutral ground of any African country to
have a face to face discussion.
Engineer Paul Masanja