The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

From:  "Engr. Benjamin Mashego"<>
Date:  Sat, 04 Jul 2009 13:08:53 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "FUNDS TRANSFER REQUEST." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 04 Jul 2009 13:08:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Engr. Benjamin Mashego"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Engr. Benjamin Mashego, 
South Africa., 
Good Day, 
                      REQUEST FOR URGENT TRANSFER 
It's my pleasure to contact you for a business venture, which I intend to establish in your 
country, though I have not met with you before but believe one has to risk, confiding in someone to 
succeed sometimes in life. I write, asking for your indulgence in re-profiling funds to tune of 
$16,500,000:00 United States Dollars that we want kept safely overseas under your supervision. 
In other words, we would like you to receive the said funds on our behalf. The Funds were derived 
over time from a project awarded to a foreign firm by my Department, and presently the actual 
contract cost have been paid to the original project executors, leaving the balance in the tune of 
the said amount which we have in principle obtained approval to remit overseas. 
Currently, I work as a Projects Manager at the Department of Minerals & Energy here in Pretoria. I 
have the authority and approval of my Partners involved in this transaction to negotiate a suitable 
compensation for your participation and I propose 30%, while we also propose that we receive 65% 
and 5% percent be earmarked for purposes of taxation. 
This endeavor has a minimal risk factor on your part provided you treat it with the utmost 
discretion. Kindly establish your response directly to the committee's representative whose name 
appears below for further clarifications. We wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation. 
I kindly wait to hear from you. 
Yours Sincerely, 
Engr. Benjamin Mashego, 
Tel: +27 82 646 5640.,