This email with the subject "Invitation to Partnership." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 05 Jun 2009 12:35:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. Matthew Kana Tel: +27 713849097 Fax: +27 865166538 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir, First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction. I am a highly placed official working with Department of Finance & Economic Affairs, in Johannesburg South Africa . I am currently in need of a silent foreign partner whose identity l can use to transfer the sum of USD$7,500,000(Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). These funds accrued legitimately as commission from foreign contracts as over invoiced payments. The fund is presently waiting to be remitted from the bank here in South Africa to any overseas beneficiary confirmed by me as associate/receiver. By virtue of my positions as civil servant in my country, l cannot acquire this money on my name. Because as high placed civil servants, l am not allowed by the civil service code of conduct to own or operate bank accounts outside of our shores. On the other hand, it is not safe for me to keep the money here due to unstable political environment. Based on the above, l hereby solicit your to cooperation to work with me to facilitate the transfer of these funds to your oversea account for our mutual benefit, hence the reason for this email. For us to initiate this project, l require the following from you 1. To be my silent partner and receive the funds as the sole beneficiary to the contract amount which l shall secure all legal documentation to authenticate our claim. 2. Provide a private telephone and fax number for easy communication under your control. 3. Receive the funds as the beneficiary; take out your commission and keep the rest of the money until I visit your country to meet you after the transfer is completed. I am willing to compensate you with 35% of the entire sum for your co-operation and assistance in facilitating the transfer, while 5% will be mapped out for any expenses and the balance of 60% will be for me. Please, l will appreciate it if you could treat this transaction in strict confidence. As much as it is 100% legitimate and risk free it will serve our respective interest that we keep it between ourselves so that we can mutually actualize it. Finally, l thank you for finding the time to read my proposal, and will appreciate it if you could express you decision to either work with me or not. Whatever decision you will take in this regard will be taken in good faith. Sincerely Yours, Mr. Matthew Kana.