A Scam Email with the Subject "Partnership/Assistance." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 20 Jan 2007 06:34:53 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was email@example.com, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Robert Mube (Dr)
This letter might come to you as a surprise however,
there is no need to worry, as we are using the only secured
and confidential medium available to seek for foreign assistance/partnership
in a business transaction. What is more important is that, the mentioned
transaction will prove to be of mutual benefit to both parties involved.
I am presently in the Netherlands on an official assignment, reachable
on the above telephone and fax number.
I am Dr. Robert Mube, a native of Cape Town in
South Africa and I am an Executive Accountant with the
South Africa Department of Mining & Natural Resources.
Be informed that a member of the South Africa Export
Promotion Council (SEPC) who was at the Government
delegation to your country during a trade exhibition gave
your enviable credentials/particulars to me.
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.Within the Department of Mining &
Natural Resources where I work as an Executive
Accountant and with the cooperation of four other top
officials, we have in our possession an
overdue payment bills totaling Eighteen Million, Five
Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars (US$18,500,000.00)
which we want to transfer abroad with the assistance
and cooperation of a foreign company/individual
to receive the said fund on our behalf or a reliable
foreign non-company account to receive such funds.
More so, we are handicapped in the circumstances,
as the South Africa Civil Service Code of Conduct does
not allow us to operate offshore account hence your
importance in the whole transaction.
This amount (US$18.5m) represents the balance of the
total contract value executed on behalf of my
Department by a foreign contracting firm, which
we the officials over-invoiced deliberately.
Though the actual contract cost have been paid to the
original contractor, leaving the balance in the
tune of the said amount which we have in principles
gotten approval to remit by Telegraphic Transfer (T.T)
to any foreign bank account you will provide
by filing in an application through the Justice
Ministry here in South Africa for the transfer of
rights and privileges of the former contractor to you.
I have the authority of my partners involved to
propose that should you be willing to assist us in
this transaction by way of providing the required
account in receiving these funds, your share of the
entire sum will be 30% amounting to Us$5.55Million of
the US$18.5Million, 60% amounting to US$11.1Million
for us and 10% amounting to US$1.85Million will be
used to settle taxation and other miscellaneous
expenses in the course of transferring the funds to
The Transaction itself is 100% safe, on your part
provided you treat it with utmost secrecy and
confidentiality. 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 me.
Endeavor to contact me immediately through my secured email address
firstname.lastname@example.org whether or not you are interested in
this deal.If you are not, it will enable me contact another
Foreign partner with similar recommendation to carry
out this deal. I want to assure you that myself and my
partners are in a position to make the payment of
this claim possible provided you can give us a very strong
assurance and guarantee that our share will be secured
and Please remember to treat this matter as very
confidential matter; because we will not comprehend
with any form of exposure as we are still in active
Government Service and remember once again that time
is of the essence in this business.
NOTE: I know there may be scams and junk mails flying
here and there on the internet but certainly, this is
not one. Please do not fail to understand that in
spite of all that, opportunities of this kind still
abound. If you have ever wished or prayed for
something good to come your way, now I urge you to
take this message seriously and with an open mind. You
could never know. This may be an answer to
your prayers.So please give it a benefit of doubt, and with
good faith and trust join me and I am assuring you now
that you will never be disappointed. Please reply
urgently and furnish me with your TELEPHONE
AND FAX NUMBERS for furtherdetails.
I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation. I
am available to entertain any questions concerning the
clarity of this transaction.
Dr. Robert Mube
Note: If you are interested in assisting, Kindly
Forward your full Names, Personal phone/ cell and fax
numbers to the confidential email address/Phone and
Fax numbers i have provided in the body of the
proposal so that i can give you more details.