Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "BUSINESS PROPOSAL AND CONFIDENTIAL DEAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 07 Jun 2007 12:23:43 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

From: Mr.James Mvoyor.
Department of Mineral Resources,
Republic of South Africa

Hello Friend!

It is my great pleasure to write you this letter on behalf of my colleagues. Your 
information was given to me by a member of the South African Export Promotion 
Council (SAEPC) who was with the Government delegation on a trip to overseas 
country for bilateral conference talks to encourage foreign investors. I have 
decided to seek a confidential co-operation with you in the execution of the deal 
hereunder for the benefit of all parties and hope you will keep it confidential 
because of the nature of this business.

Within the Department of Minerals & Energy where I work as a Director of Audit and 
Project Implementation and with the co-operation of three other top officials, we 
have in our possession an overdue payment in US Dollar funds. The said funds 
represent certain percentage of the total contract value executed on behalf of my 
Department by a foreign contracting firm, which we the officials over-invoiced to 
the amount of US$28.500,000.00 (Twenty Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand US
Dollars).Though the actual contract cost has been paid to the original contractor, leaving 
the excess balance unclaimed.

Since the present Government is determined to pay all foreign contractor's debts 
owed in order to maintain good relationship with foreign governments and 
non-governmental agencies. We intend to include our bills for approvals with 
the Department of Finance and the Contracts Award and Payments Committee. So we 
are seeking your assistance to front as beneficiary of the unclaimed funds, since 
we are not allowed to operate foreign accounts. Details and change of beneficiary 
information upon application for claim to reflect payment and approvals will be 
secured on behalf of you/your company.

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 so negotiated 
and agreed upon by both you and we on this side, before further details will change
hands to enhance our primary objective. The mode of sharing after a successful 
transfer of the money into your account, shall be 70% to my colleagues and I, for 
the role you will be expected to play in this deal, we have agreed to give you 25% of
the total sum and 5% for the expenses we are going to encounter by the two parties 
at the course of this transaction.

The business is completely safe and secure, provided you treat it with utmost 
confidentiality. It does not matter whether you/your company does contract projects
as a transfer of powers will be secured in favor of you/your company to settle any 
legality. Also, your area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful 
execution of this transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that 
you will not disappoint us.

I expect your urgent response to enable us conclude this transaction urgently 
without any hitch. Kindly notify me via my email for further details upon your 
acceptance of this proposal. 

Thanks for your co-operation.


Mr.James Mvoyor.