Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Please Treat Very Urgent


This email with the subject "Please Treat Very Urgent" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 20 May 2007 19:59:59 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

From: Dr. Smith Mbani. 
Department of Mineral Resources, 
Republic of South Africa


It is my great pleasure to write you this letter on behalf of my 

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 

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. Smith Mbani

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