This email with the subject "Attn: Villanueva" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 17 Aug 2004 05:50:02 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Susan Shabangu" <Shabangu@sacbeemail.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello Villanueva RE: REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE Compliments and Greetings to you. Sequel to a meeting with my family and after due deliberation with my children, I am contacting you for your utmost assistance in a delicate matter that involves the sum of US$8.5M (Eight Milion, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) and by you, standing as a beneficiary to this sum on our behalf. Firstly, let me start by introducing myself, I am MS. SUSAN SHABANGU, a mother of three children and the former Deputy Minister of Minerals and Energy, and presently the Deputy Minister for safety and security under the auspices of the President of South Africa MR THABO MBEKI. You can view my profile at my website http://www.gov.za/gol/gcis_profile.jsp?id=1066 THE PROPOSAL After the swearing in ceremony making me the Deputy Minister of Minerals and Energy in 1996, my husband Mr Ndelebe Shabangu died while he was on an official trip to Trinidad and Tobago. After his death, I discovered that he had some funds in a dollar account which amounted to the sum of US$8.5M with a finance Company 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 1990 to date and If they discover this kind of money in his bank account, it will raise eyebrow which may leed to the account confiscated and other assets seized here in South Africa and this will definetely affect my political career in government. I want your assistance in opening an account with this Finance Company through my Attorney so that this fund could be wired into your account directly without any hitch. As soon as the fund gets to your account, you are expected to move it immediately into another personal bank account in your country or else where. 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 over to your country to meet and discuss on possible business investments. For your assistance rendered , I am opened to negotiation with you on the percentage of the total sum that will go to you, However, you have to assure me and also be ready to go into agreement with me that you will not elope with my fund when it gets to your account. 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 and secured email address, email@example.com If you want to speak with my Attorney, that is fine and okay by me. His chambers will be representing my interest at the Finance Company. All correspondence must be made either to my Attorney, or send me an email. I will also like you to give me your contact address, telephone, fax and mobile (if any),to enable my Attorney call or reach you from time to time. 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. Thanks for your anticipated co-operation and my regards to your family. Yours faithfully, MRS. SUSAN SHABANGU Deputy Minister of Minerals and Energy South Africa (For The Family) Composed by sacbeemail. Get Your Free E-mail at http://www.sacbeemail.com . Or visit Northern California’s premiere news and information website at http://www.sacbee.com .