This email with the subject "Remittance of (US$28.5Mn) Assistance(Urgent)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 05 Aug 2008 20:07:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Engr. Tony Dube" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Engr. Tony Dube. Johannesburg South Africa. Tel: 00 27 78 704 8899 . This Email is for your kind attention: URGENT RESPONSE ( Transfer of Funds) With a warm heart I offer my friendship, and my greetings, and I hope this email letter meets you in good time. It will be surprising to you to receive this proposal from me since you do not know me personally. However, I am sincerely seeking your confidence in this transaction, which I propose with my free mind and as a person of integrity. I am Engr. Tony Dube a native of Kwazulu-Natal in the Republic of South Africa, and presently one the directors with the department of minerals and Energy (contract award committee). I only got your contact details from the South Africa Exchange Information On-line Service on my personal programmed search on the internet for a reputable company or individual to assist me sincerely & confidential which your information & profiles were very satisfactory, so i decided to contact you immediately. 1. PURPOSE : I am humbly seeking for your assistance in the transfer of $28.5Million ( Twenty Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) to your foreign account for the purpose of Investment with benefits. Hence my urgent request for your assistance. 2.SOURCE OF FUND: This amount to be transferred to your account came from and over-invoiced contract for the refurbishment of mines and Supplies in Krugger Gold/Diamond Mine sector in the year 2003 by the Expatriate Company of Late Mr. Smith .B. Andreas (DECEASED). The contract which was originally valued was manipulated to have an extra ( US$28.5M). This Extra /Surplus / Over-invoiced amount is what i want to transfer into your account. This contract has since been executed in year 2003 and the contractors have been paid all their contract bills remaining the over-invoice amount. 3.REQUIREMENT : What i expect from you in your reply are the following so that we can proceed: (i) Your direct telephone and fax number. . (ii). Your personal company / Work profile 4.DISBURSEMENT: I have resolved that you take 30% of the total amount for your assistance and the balance 70% would be left for me for my investment overseas. 5.SECURITY: All modalities for the transfer of this fund has been put in place and i have to use this opportunity to assure you that the transfer process from is entirety is 100% risk free and as such you should bring out your mind and work with me. 6. The other point to note is that the nature of your work or business does not or will not affect or hinder the outcome of this transaction, I would now advise you to reply to my alternate email address which is: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks, Engr. Tony Dube Email: email@example.com Tel: +27 78 704 8899