Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Mr. Tumi Ndebele

From: tumindebele <>

This email with the subject "Mr. Tumi Ndebele" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 23 Mar 2007 01:28:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was tumindebele <>, although it may have been spoofed.

From:Tumi Ndebele 
Phone: +27-782-131-102 

Request for Confidential Business Relationship 
First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction. I am a high
placed official working with Department of Finance (& Economic Affairs),
in Cape Town South Africa. I and two other colleagues are currently in
need of a silent foreign partner whose identity we can use to transfer the
sum of Twenty Eight Million U.S. dollars. This fund accrued legitimately
to us as commission from foreign contracts, through our private
The fund is presently waiting to be remitted from ABSA bank here in South
Africa to any overseas beneficiary confirmed by us as associate/receiver.
By virtue of our positions as civil servants in my country, we cannot
acquire this money in our names.  Because as high placed civil servants,
we are not allowed by the civil service code of conduct to own or operate
bank accounts outside of our shores. On the other hand, it is not safe for
us to keep the money here due to unstable political environment. 
I have been mandated as a matter of trust by my colleagues, to look for an
overseas silent partner who could work with us to facilitate transfer of
this fund for our mutual benefit, hence the reason for this email. 
What I am requesting from you is: (1) to be our silent partner and receive
the funds as the sole benefactor to the contract amount which we shall
secure all legal documentation to authenticate our claim. (2) Provide a
private telephone and fax number for easy communication under your control
.(3)Receive the funds as the beneficiary, take out your commission and
keep the rest of the money until I arrive there to meet you after the
transfer is completed. 
My proposal is that after you receive the funds, it would be shared as
follows: (1) 15% to you as commission for your co-operation and assistance
in facilitating the transfer, while the remaining 85% belongs to me and
two colleagues. You will be free to take out your commission immediately
after the money hits 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 advices and direction on investing into profitable/lucrative
ventures in your country for an additional 3%. 
However, this is optional, and if it is not convenient for you to further
assist us with investing the money, we can end our cooperation after you
make available to us our part of the money. 
The transaction, although discrete, is legitimate and the money will be
transferred successful with all necessary back-up official documents
showing legitimate source/origin of fund. The transfer will be affected
within a period not longer than two weeks as soon as we reach an agreement
and you furnish me with a suitable response indicating your interest for
processing the transfer. I plead with you on one issue, whether you are
interested or not, kindly do not expose this information to any one else.

I confirm that the transaction is legitimate and without any risks either
to us or yourself.Please, give me your response immediately by return mail
through my alternate email: 

Yours Faithfully, 
Tumi Ndebele.