A Scam Email with the Subject "PLEASE WE NEED YOUR URGENT HELP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 17 Jul 2010 05:23:50 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "SUSAN SHABANGU"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MRS. SUSAN SHABANGU MINISTER OF MINING OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA PRIVATE MOBILE NO - + 27 83 350 3206 EMAIL- email@example.com PLEASE I NEED YOUR URGENT HELP Good Day: First, let me start by introducing myself , i am MRS SUSAN SHABANGU, a mother of three children and the Minister of Mining of the Republic of South Africa since May 2009. To date under the auspices of the President of South Africa MR JACOB ZUMA. After due deliberation with my children, I decided to contact you for your assistance in standing as a beneficiary to the sum of US$30.5M (THIRTY MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) you can view my profile at my (website by clicking (www.info.gov.za/gol/gcis_profile.jsp?id=1066) and read about me. THE PROPOSAL: After the swearing in ceremony making me the Minister of Mining, my husband LATE MR NDEBELE SHABANGU died while he was on an official trip to Trinidad and Tobago in 1996. After his death, I just discovered that he had some funds in a dollar account which amounted to the sum of US$30.5M (THIRTY MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) with a security and finance institution in South Africa of which I will divulge information to you when I get your full consent and support to go for a change of beneficiary and subsequent transfer of the funds into your comfortable and conducive overseas account of your choice. This fund emanated as a result of an over-invoiced contract which he executed with the Government of South Africa. Though I assisted him in getting this contract but I never knew that it was over-invoiced by him. I am afraid that the government of South Africa might start to investigate on contracts awarded from 1990 to date. If they discover this money in his bank account, they will confiscate it and seize his assets here in South Africa and this will definitely affect my political career in government. I want your assistance in coming down to South Africa by opening a new bank account through my banker so that this fund could be transferred into your overseas account directly without any hitch. I am offering you 20% of the principal sum which amounts to US$6,100.000.00 (SIX MILLION, ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) and 5% will be for any expenses that both of us may Incur in this transaction. And another 5% will go for Motherless babes home, while 70% will be for my family's investments in your country. However, you have to assure me and also be ready to go into agreement with me that you will not elope with my fund. If you agree to my terms, due to my position in the government I will not be speaking to you over the office phone lines as my telephone lines are monitored but kindly provide me with your own private mobile number so that I can call you and as a matter of urgency please kindly contact me with the above email address and my private mobile number. Please do inform me of your travel arrangements to travel down to south Africa for the completion of this transaction as I have already completed the transfer arrangements with the help of a bank director who I have explained my predicaments and he have agreed to assist me in this transaction as soon as I find a foreigner that will stand and act as the beneficiary of this money. Please I do not need to remind you of the need for absolute Confidentiality of this transaction. My regards to you and your family, Yours faithfully, MRS. SUSAN SHABANGU