A Scam Email with the Subject "*** ATTENTION ***" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 Sep 2014 02:28:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "ENGR. Eldorad Kuruman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Telephone: 0027- 84 377 8513
After my official inquiry from the foreign trade office of the chambers of commerce & industry here in Johannesburg South Africa, I decided to contact you but I did not disclose the intention to anyone else because of the delicate nature of the project and decided to reach you directly to solicit for your assistance and guidelines in making a business investment and transfer of US$25,500,000.00 (twenty-five million Five Hundred US dollars) to your country within the next few days.Please, i must plead for your confidence in this transaction. I work with the Department of(agriculture. land reform& rural development) in Johannesburg. I am 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,This fund accrued from over inflated contract executed by foreign contractors, through our private connections.
The fund is presently waiting to be remitted from a commercial bank in South Africa.By virtue of my positions as civil servants in my country i cannot acquire this money in my name.Because as high placed civil servant, i am not allowed by the civil service code of conduct to owner operate bank accounts outside of our shores. On the other hand, it is not safe for us to keep the money here due to security reason. I have decided to look for an overseas silent partner who could work with me 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: 50% to you as commission for your co-operation and assistance in facilitating the transfer, while the remaining 50% belongs to me. 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 advice and direction on investing into profitable ventures in your country.
The funds are with a commercial bank special account and I can send you details of the account to convince you that this transaction is real. All we need to do is give you an approval from the ministry and you email the approval for transfer of the funds to the bank and the funds will be processed and transferred into your bank account. If you can handle this please forward to me your contact details.
ENGR. Eldorad Kuruman