Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 18 Oct 2010 03:37:39 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "MRS SUSAN MERWE"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Sir/Ma,

After due deliberation with my children, I decided to contact you for your assistance in standing 
as a beneficiary to the sum of US$3.5M ( Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars 
Only) First, let me start by introducing myself, I am Susan van der Merwe, Ms. a mother of three 
children and Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation. under the President of 
South Africa Mr.Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma,Mr. Please view my profile.

After the swearing in ceremony making me the Deputy Minister of International Relations and 
Cooperation in 29th of April 2004, my husband died while he was on an official trip to Trinidad and 
Tobago in 2004. After his death, I discovered that he had some funds in a dollar account which 
mounted to the sum of US$3.5M with a Financial Institute abroad.

This fund emanated as a result of an over-invoiced contract which he executed with the Government 
of South Africa. Though I assisted him in getting this contract but I never knew that it was 
over-invoiced by him. I am afraid that the government of South Africa might start to investigate on 
contracts awarded from year 2000 to date. If they discover this money in his bank account, they 
will confiscate it and seize his assets here in South Africa and this will definitely affect my 
political career in government, I need your assistance in clearing this money from the Financial 
Institute. As soon as the fund is cleared, you are expected to move it immediately into another 
personal bank account in your country.I will see to it that the account is not traced from South 
Africa. As soon as you have confirmed the fund into your account, I will send my eldest son with my 
Attorney to come to your country to discuss on business investments.

For your assistance, I am offering you (Seven Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) However, 
you have to assure me and also be ready to go into agreement with me that you will not elope with 
my fund,If you agree to my terms, kindly as a matter of urgency send me an email.

Due to my sensitive position in the South African Government, I would not WANT you to call me on 
phone or send a fax to me. All correspondence must be by email to my private email,If you want to 
speak with my Attorney, that is fine and okay by me. His chambers will be representing my interest 
with you. All correspondence must be made to my Attorney, I will also like you to send me the 
following information below: To enable my Attorney call
or reach you from time to time,

1. Your full name
2. Your telephone and fax numbers
3. Your contact address 
4. Your Occupation
5. Your Age
6. Your Country

Please I do not need to remind you of the need for absolute Confidentiality if this transaction 
must succeed. YOU MUST NOT CALL ME! If you do not feel comfortable with this transaction, do not 
hesitate to discontinue. Moreover If you are interested kindly reply through my private

Thanks for your anticipated co-operation and my regards to your family.

Yours faithfully,

Susan van der Merwe, Ms.