Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Profitable Business Investment Call Me

From: Finance & Economic Affairs Dept. (South Africa) <>

This email with the subject "Profitable Business Investment Call Me" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 28 Jan 2009 16:43:00 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Finance & Economic Affairs Dept. (South Africa) <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attached Message

Dear Sir/Madam,

                              URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL.

After my official enquiry from the foreign trade office of the chambers of =
commerce & industry here in Johannesburg South Africa,
I decided to contact you but I did not disclose the intention to anyone els=
e because of the delicate nature of the project. I found your profile very =
interesting and decided to reach you directly to solicit for your assistanc=
e and guidelines in making a business investment and transfer of US$30,000,=
000.00(Thirty million) to your country within the next few days.

Please I must plead for your confidence in this transaction. I am a high pl=
aced official working with Department of (Finance & Economic Affairs) in Jo=
hannesburg. I and two other colleagues are currently in need of a silent fo=
reign partnerwhose identity we can use to transfer this sum of money. But a=
t this moment, I am constrained to issue more details about this profitable=
 business investment until I get your response by email, please if you can =
take out a moment of your very busy schedule today to respond back to my pr=
ivate email below for more details and include your private telephone numbe=
r in your response which I and my colleagues will highly appreciate.

This fund accrued legitimately to us as commission from foreign contracts, =
through our private connections.
The fund is presently waiting to be remitted from the bank here in South Af=
rica to any overseas beneficiary confirmed by us as associate/receiver. By =
virtue of our positions as civil servants in my country, we cannot acquire =
this money in our names. Because as high placed civil servants, we are not =
allowed by the civil service code of conduct to own or operate bank account=
s outside of our shores. On the other hand, it is not safe for us to keep t=
he money here due to unstable political environment. I have been mandated a=
s a matter of trust by my colleagues, to look for an overseas silent partne=
r who could work with us to facilitate transfer of this fund for our mutual=
 benefit, hence the reason for this email.

My proposal is that after you receive the funds, it would be shared as foll=
ows: (1) 15% to you as commission for your co-operation and assistance in f=
acilitating the transfer, while the remaining 85% belongs to me and two col=
leagues. You will be free to take out your commission immediately after the=
 money hits your account in your country. Since our objective is to invest =
the money in a foreign
country, it would be appreciated if you could also help us with advices and=
 direction on investing into profitable ventures in your country.

However, this is optional, and if it is not convenient for you to further a=
ssist us with investing the money, we can end our cooperation after you mak=
e available to me our part of the money. The transaction, although discreet=
, \is legitimate and the money will be transferred successfully with all ne=
cessary back-up official documents showing the legitimate source/origin of =
fund. The transfer will be effected within a period not longer than two wee=
ks as soon as we reach
an agreement and you furnish me with a suitable response indicating your in=
terest for processing the transfer. I plead with you on one issue, whether =
you are interested or not, kindly do not expose this information to any one=
 else. I confirm that the transaction is legitimate and without any risks e=
ither to us or yourself.

Please,  give me your response immediately by returning this mail through m=
y alternative email address. and call me on my direct line +27-73-7830-560


Yours Faithfully,

Mr.Temba Zulu

Finance & Economic Affairs Dept. (South Africa)