Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: From the Desk of: Engr. ATHONY MBEKI

From: "Engr. ANTHONY MBEKI" <>

This email with the subject "From the Desk of: Engr. ATHONY MBEKI" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 30 Dec 2011 11:04:32 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Engr. ANTHONY MBEKI" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

                                                  From the Desk of: Engr. ATHONY MBEKI
        Director, Project Implementation


Mineral Centre, 234 Visagie Street,
Pretoria 0001 RSA.

                                                                       URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL.

Good day,

I know this mail will come to you as a surprise, please do not be skeptical as itâs for good 
intention. Itâs after my official enquiry from the foreign trade office of the chambers of commerce 
& industry here in Johannesburg South Africa, that I decided to contact you but I did not disclose 
the intention to anyone else because of the delicate nature of the project. I found your profile 
very interesting and decided to reach you directly to solicit for your assistance and guidelines in 
making a business investment and transfer of

US$15.5M (Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United) to your country within the next few days, 
please I must plead for your confidence in this transaction. I am a high placed official working 
with Department of (Minerals and Energy) in Johannesburg. I and two other colleagues are currently 
in need of a silent foreign partner whose identity we can use to transfer this sum of money.

But at this moment, I am constrained to issue more details about this profitable business 
investment until I get your response by email, please if you can take out a moment of your very 
busy schedule today to respond back to my private email below for more details and include your 
private telephone number in your response which I and my colleagues will highly appreciate.

This fund accrued legitimately to us as commission from foreign contracts, through our private 

The fund is presently waiting to be remitted from the bank here in South Africa to any overseas 
beneficiary confirmed by us as associate/receiver. By virtue of our positions as civil servants in 
my country, we cannot acquire this money in our names.

Because as high placed civil servants, we are not allowed by the civil service code of conduct to 
own or operate bank accounts outside of our shores. On the other hand, it is not safe for us to 
keep the money here due to unstable political environment. I have been mandated as a matter of 
trust by my colleagues, to look for an overseas silent partner who could work with us to facilitate 
transfer of this fund for our mutual benefit, Hence the reason for this email.

My proposal is that after you receive the funds, it would be shared as follows: (1) 15% to you as 
commission for your co-operation and assistance in facilitating the transfer, 40% has been map out 
for any taxation fee that might occur during the course of this transfer while the remaining 45% 
belongs to me and two colleagues. You will be free to take out your commission immediately after 
the money hits your account in your country. Since our objective is to invest the money in a 
foreign country, it would be appreciated if you could also help us with advices and direction on 
investing into profitable ventures in your country.

However, this is optional, and if it is not convenient for you to further to assist us with 
investing the money, we can end our cooperation after you make available to me our part of the 
money. The transaction, although discreet, is legitimate and the money will be transferred 
successfully with all necessary back-up official documents showing the legitimate source/origin of 

The transfer will be affected within a period not longer than two weeks as soon as we reach an 
agreement and you furnish me with a suitable response indicating your interest for processing the 
transfer. I plead with you on one issue, whether you are interested or not, kindly do not expose 
this information to any one else. I confirm that the transaction is legitimate and without any 
risks either to yourself or us.



                                     REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA              

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