Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "PARTNERSHIP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 15 Jul 2005 05:57:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

Engr. Paul Dumi 

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 your country for a 
bilateral conference talk 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 two other top 
officials, we have in our possession an overdue payment in US Dollar. 

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$22.500,000.00 (Twenty-Two 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 elected Government is determined to pay foreign contractors all debts owed, so as 
to maintain good relationship with foreign 
governments and non-government agencies, we included our bills for approvals with the Department of 
Finance and the South Africa Reserve Bank 
(SARB). 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 
US$5.625m (25%), while my colleagues and I receive US$15.750m (70%) and the balance of US$1.125m 
(5%) for taxation and miscellaneous expenses incurred. 

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 favour of you/your Company. 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. 

Thanks for your co-operation. 
Engr. Paul Dumi.