This email with the subject "INVESTMENT PROPOSAL (PLEASE RESPOND BACK TO ME)." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 23 Jan 2007 07:34:55 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr. Martin Bulinga <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
MARTINS BULINGA ZAMBIAN MINISTRY OF MINES AND NATURAL RESOURCES. Dear Prospective Partner, Permit me to introduce myself my name is Martins Bulinga a Zambian citizen, I got your contact through the Zambian Chamber of Commerce and Industry through a web based directory while searching for a foreign partner to execute this project together. I am the close associate to an undisclosed minister (for the purpose of confidentiality for now)in the present political dispensation of my country. Due to the trust and confidence reposed on me, he has mandated that I seek out a "Reliable and Trustworthy" foreign partner who will help receive funds, the funds in question is in safe deposit totaling US$25m (Twenty Five Million United States American Dollars). This amount has to be lodged into a personal or company bank account for commitment into any legitimate investment venture for a pre-defined time frame. We cannot afford to have a direct relationship with any major investment for now by virtue of our position in Government. We definitely do not want to raise any eyebrows in the ministry as an internal probe might jeopardize his office. The fund came about by series of over invoiced contracts and gratification by contractors who have had their contract entitlement covered by the government. The fund is in safe deposit and free from any speculation. However I have managed to push the money abroad through diplomatic coverage to a Courier & Trust Company and it is presently in custody of an affiliate/sister security company in Europe. Please, be rest assured this business relationship will bring a long term and lasting relationship between us, before proceeding with this, terms of agreement will be drawn stating clearly each level of involvement and commitment in this program. I have the necessary documents backing the deposit to facilitate claim from the deposit house. The modality for the disbursement of funds is as follows: (1).50% of the total to us (2).50% to you All logistics are in place and all modalities worked out for a smooth actualization of the transaction within the next few working days of commencement.Also be informed that we are conceeding so much of the funds to you because we shall be providing you with all documents relating to the consignments and also a power of attorney vesting you with the sole power to act for and on our behalf.You will be reimbursed with all expenses incured in the process of closing this deal such as cost of transportation to the security firm and all. For further details as to the workability of this transaction.please reach me as soon as possible for further clarification. Please, on receipt of this mail send me an email on ( firstname.lastname@example.org) Thank you and God bless as I await your urgent response. Yours Sincerely, Mr. Martin Bulinga