The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

Subject:  An Opportunity of A Lifetime
From:  "Engineer Thompson Graham" <engr.thompson_graham@dme.gov.za>
Date:  Mon, 18 Dec 2006 08:05:13 -0800

A Scam Email with the Subject "An Opportunity of A Lifetime" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 18 Dec 2006 08:05:13 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Engineer Thompson Graham" <engr.thompson_graham@dme.gov.za>, although it may have been spoofed.

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL & URGENT.

Dear Sir,

The South African Economy has witnessed a steady growth since the end of Apartheid. Within the 
Department of Minerals and Energy where I worked as director of Auditing and Project 
Implementation, Mining and Quarrying alone contributes 12.3% GD (R25.9Billion), Gold made up 
R19.9Billion of the yearly export while Base metals and other mineral products contribute 
R6.7Billion and R5.0 Billion respectively. This figure excludes Diamond, Which is quoted 
separately. The Government has continuously strived to improve and maintain good relationship with 
Foreign Governments and Non-Governmental Financial Agencies by ensuring payments for all debts owed 
to foreign contractors. As a matter of fact, the Government has sponsored several trade delegations 
overseas to improve and attract foreign investments to South Africa.

I write to solicit your partnership in a matter I believe will be of mutual benefit to us. This 
would require your trust and capability to work with me with your genuine cooperation according to 
instructions. I and two other colleagues involved in this transaction are still in active 
government service with the Ministry of Minerals & Energy and we are in dire need of a Foreign 
Partner to assist us in the receipt and investment of USD$21,700,000.00 (Twenty One Million Seven 
Hundred Thousand United States Dollars).

The key issue is the transfer of the said sum to an account that will be provided by you for this 
purpose for safekeeping and subsequent investment in a profitable venture. We are ready to go into 
an agreement with you regarding your percentage in this transaction. It does not matter whether or 
not you own a company; we shall guide you on what to do. The basis will be that a major company won 
a contract and subcontracted it to you. More often, big trading companies and firms of unrelated 
fields win contracts and subcontract to more specialized firms for execution.

We shall follow strictly all the legal procedures entailed in our laws and international laws in 
transferring the funds to you. The source of the funds is legitimate and authoritative; our caucus 
extends from my Department to the Ministry of Finance.

If you are interested and can prove yourself to be trustworthy then we can do this transaction with 
you. I have reposed my confidence in you and hope you will not disappoint me. Should you be willing 
to assist positively with a common goal, endeavour to contact me immediately through my email 
address thompson_graham1@yahoo.com
I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation.

Yours Faithfully,


Engr. Thompson Graham.
Thompson_graham1@yahoo.com



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