Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Business Deal & Mutual Understanding.


This email with the subject "Business Deal & Mutual Understanding." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 15 Jun 2007 05:16:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

From: Mr.Henry Dube.
Department of Mineral Resources,
Republic of South Africa.


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 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 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 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.


Mr.Henry Dube.