Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "PLEASE TREAT URGENT AND HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 05 Jul 2007 12:40:59 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

From: Dr.James Mokoka.
Department of Mineral Resources,
Republic of South Africa


   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$31.500,000.00}(Thirty One 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.
Dr.James Mokoka

Department of Mineral Resources,
Republic of South Africa
Please respond to this  mail.