Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Corporation

From: "Mark cole" <>

This email with the subject "Corporation" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 10 Jun 2006 04:27:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mark cole" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

From: Mr Mark Cole
  Dear Sir,
  I am an accountant and a member of the Contract Tender Board (CTB) of the
Petroleum, Oil & Gas Corporation of South Africa (PTY) Ltd also known as
PetroSA. I am presently on a special diplomatic duty in the South Africa
foreign office in Untied Kingdom. I got your contact through discreet
inquiries in my search for a reliable individual or company who can handle a
strictly confidential transaction that involves the transfer of a reasonable
sum of money to a foreign account. I have no doubt in your ability to handle
a financial business of considerable amount, which will form the bedrock of
an extensive business partnership in due course. 

In unfolding this proposal, I want to count on your status that you will
handle this transaction with all maturity and confidentiality it deserves.
  The money we want to transfer to you amount to a total of US$45.500,
000.00 (Forty Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)
only. It was extracted from various over-invoiced contracts, masterminded by
myself and some of my colleagues for our mutual benefit when the contracts
was awarded by the Contracts Tender Board (CTB) of the Petroleum, Oil & Gas
Corporation of South Africa (PTY) Ltd. The above over-invoiced sum has been
drafted and short-listed for final payment to a foreign bank account and it
has been reflected as an amount to be paid to a foreign contractor for
contract that has been executed for the Petroleum, Oil & Gas Corporation of
South Africa (PTY) Ltd. The money is currently floating in the suspense
account of the South Africa Reserve Bank (SARB) awaiting claim by a foreign
partner, which status we absolutely want you to assume. The code of conduct
bureau in South Africa has made it an offence for civil servants like us
to(A) operate a foreign account (B) own a foreign company and (C) take up
contract while still in active service. This is why we need your assistance.

Now is the optimum period to realize this fund following the recent
directive given to all-federal parastatals and corporations to pay off all
foreign debts. I therefore seek your assistance to allow the remittance of
this fund to be made to your personal or company’s bank account. We have
agreed that 30% of the total sum will be given to you and 70% will be for me
and my colleagues after the successful transfer of the fund to your bank
account. I want to assure you that all modalities for the successful
transfer of this money to your account has been perfectly worked out and as
such, there is no fear of failure. However, I would want to believe that you
are honest enough and will not raise any misgiving attitude In any aspect of
the transaction.
  Most importantly, you will keep this transaction very confidential so as
not to tarnish the confidence reposed on these officials by the nation's
financial house.
  If this proposal interests you, kindly indicate your willingness to me
through this email Address: (   
 To enable this fund to be successfully transferred to your account, you
will also have to provide the following information:
  1. Your company name and address that you wish to use as the beneficiary
to claim the fund.
  2. Your private telephone, fax Numbers.
  3. Your Bank name, address and account number where you would want the
money remitted.
  More information about the remittance of the fund to your account will be
sent to you when I receive your response.  Meanwhile, your swift response
will help us to meet the ultimatum given to all foreign contractors in this
first payment quarter of the year 2006 to ensure that funds are claimed.
  We also wish to discuss investment strategy with you. We have the plan of
investing part of our fund in real estate with your assistance in your
  Please, treat this information as confidential.
Yours faithfully,

 Mr. Mark Cole

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