Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: william khosa <>

This email with the subject "CAPITAL INVESTMENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 11 Aug 2008 13:26:54 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was william khosa <>, although it may have been spoofed.

 From the desk of:
Engr. William Khosa.
Telephone:   27 78 127 9658
Fax:         27 11 507 5638
Fax:         27 86 665 2109

Attention: President / CEO

I am Engineer William Khosa, Director of Project, South African
Ministry of Minerals And Energy Resources. I am making this contact
with you based on the committee's need for an individual / company who
is willing to assist us with a solution to a money transfer.

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 prompt access reposed on this medium. In unfolding
this proposal, I want to count on you, as a respected and honest
person to handle this transaction with sincerity, trust and
confidentiality. 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.

My colleagues and I used our official position to influence the award
of a contract to a foreign company based on a gentleman agreement that
a certain percentage of the total contract value will be given to us.
The foreign contracting firm has executed the contract and the
contract amount paid less US$20,500,000.00 (Twenty Million Five
Hundred Thousand US Dollars). Which represent the percentage which we
agreed should be given to us since the present Government is
determined to pay foreign contractors all debts owed, so as to
maintain good relationship with foreign governments and non-government
agencies; we intend to include our bills for approvals with the
Department of Finance.

We are seeking your assistance to enable us claim the money since as
civil servant we are not allowed to operate foreign accounts. Details
shall be worked out in line with this to enable us claim the money
without the slightest problem. I have the authority of my partners
involved to propose that should you be willing to assist us in this
transaction your share as compensation will be US$5.125m (25%), while
my colleagues and I receive US$13.325m (65%) and the balance of
US$2.5m (10%) for miscellaneous expenses that may be incurred by
either party.

The business is completely safe and secure, provided you treat it with
utmost confidentiality. It does not matter whether you / your Company
does contracts, as transfer of powers will be secured in favour of you
/ your Company. Also, your area of specialization is not a hindrance
to the successful execution of this transaction. We have reposed
confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint us.

Kindly notify me by fax or call me on my telephone number. Endeavour
to send your secured telephone and fax numbers for further details
upon your acceptance of this proposal.

Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation.

Engr. William Khosa.    (Private Email:

Ministry  of  Mineral  and  Energy  Resources

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