This email with the subject "URGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:46:29 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Karibu Jukwaa Huru <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Republic of South Africa Department of Mining Resources Private Mail Bag X00193, Pretoria
STRICTLY PRIVATE & URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL TRANSFER OF US$18,000,000.00 INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT It is my great pleasure to write you this letter on behalf of my colleagues. I have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with you in execution of a deal stated hereunder for benefit of all parties and hope you will keep it strictly confidential because of the nature of this transaction. Within the department of Mining Resources where I work as the director of project implementation, I have the co-operation with my top official and we have in our possession an overdue payment in United Stated Dollars. The funds represent certain percentage of contract executed on behalf of my ministry by a foreign contractor. We are instrumental to the over-invoicing of the contract to the tune of US$18,000,000.00 (Eight Million United States Dollars Only). Though the actual cost has been paid to the original contractor, leaving the excess balance (US$18,000,000.00) unclaimed. With democratic constitution, sound economic growth, financial discipline and economic stability and a confident fielding of the full team of its talented people, the government of the Republic of South Africa believes that private investment in general and foreign direct investment in particular are the real engines for sustainable economic development, for which reason it has continued to encourage investment in key growth-oriented sector of mining with sincere determination to pay foreign contractors debts owed so as to continue to enjoy a mutually beneficial cooperation and maintain good relationship with other foreign governments. As a result we included our Bill for approvals with the co-operation of some officials at the Federal Ministry of Finance. We are thus seeking your assistance Morally, Financially and otherwise as the Beneficiary of the unclaimed funds, since the code of conduct does not allow us to operate a foreign account or won a foreign company. In order to commerce immediate action on the said project, I require the following urgently: I Your Company’s name and address, confidential telephone and fax numbers. II Your bank name and address, account number, ABA routing number, account name, bank telephone and fax number. The requested information will be used to make formal application to the government ministries as a matter of procedure for the issuance of approval for the payment of funds into your bank account. It does not really matter whether or not your company does contract project of the nature describe here. The assumption is that your company won the major contract and sub-contracted it to other companies. More often than not, big trading companies and firms of unrelated fields win major contracts and sub-contract to more specialized firms for execution. With my strong connection in Reserve Bank of South African (RBSA) and department of Finance and if ably supported by you as our foreign partner, you are assured of 100% risk-free and mutually beneficial transaction. We hereby propose that should you be willing to assist us in this transaction, your share as compensation will be 30% while my colleagues and I receive 70%. This transaction should be considered 100% safe and legal provided you treat it utmost confidentiality it deserves. I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint us now or in the future. So far, much has been said and due to our sensitive position we cannot afford a slip in this transaction neither can we give out our identities as per our respective offices but where relationship is established and smooth operation commences, you will be furnish with all you deserve to know. Kindly notify me by fax for further details upon your acceptance of this proposal. Please treat as urgent and highly confidential. DR. KARIBU JUKWAA HURU. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org