Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Business Proposal

From: "Phillip Thompson" <>

This email with the subject "Business Proposal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 08 Jul 2007 09:36:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Phillip Thompson" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Date:  8th  July, 2007

From: Engr. Phillip Thompson
Telephone:   27 78 372 1218
Fax:               27 11 507 5168

Attention: President / CEO
I am Engineer Phillip Thompson, Director of Project, South Africa 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, sending your
secured telephone and fax numbers for further details upon your acceptance
of this proposal.
Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation.


Engr. Phillip Thompson
Private Email:

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