Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "JOINT VENTURE PROJECT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 30 Nov 2006 06:39:49 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.


Dear Sir/Ma,
I am writing to solicit for your co-operation in a multi million dollars international contract supply of equipments and other items to the South African Government .I am a Dutch/South African based in Europe but with strong contacts and links to the government of south Africa, as a result of that vantage position I was opportune to bid for open contracts with the names of a foreign company which was won and approved, but due to my status and the limited nature of my company in fulfilling the contract supplies, I am contacting you to stand in as my foreign sub-contractor / partner or stead to actualise the contract as an initial mobilisation fee of 10% entitlement would be released to you or your company to take up the contract supply on our behalf.
One of the criteria for awarding the open contracts to me is the agreement that each of the contract will be over-invoiced to the tune of us$500,000{Five Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars}, and this will be made available to the government officials who facilitated the award of this contract to me, however i have found a financier who has agreed to make the amount available.
With the payment of the whole or part of the over-invoiced amount to these government officials, they will approve the initial mobilisation fee to us amounting to the sum of us$5,000,000. {Five Million US Dollars},as the total contract sum will be worth about US$50Million{Fifty Million US Dollars}
We are however instinctively trusting on your unalloyed support and commitment to work with me on this project, also i am relying on your goodwill and trustworthiness, be rest assured that we will not solicit nor ask you for any upfront payment or any financial commitment on this project, rather we shall ensure that our financier makes available to you the part or the full initial sum of US$500,000{Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars},that  will cause the initial payment of the mobilisation fee of $5million to us. This offer is serious and urgent as it is not a hoax. If for whatever reason{s} you are unable to help personally, I will be pleased if you can recommend anybody/company that you know of that can be of assistance to us on this matter, as i guarantee you a commission for your recommendation/assistance.
You should treat this matter as confidentially as possible and send your reply STRICTLY to this safe email address -{} with your full name{s},address,Profession, your age, contact telephone numbers, CompanyÃââs or institution  Name{If any}.Nature of business and any other information about yourself that you consider relevant.
Thank you very much for your anticipated co-operation and understanding.