Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Confidential Mail {Can you Assist?}

From: Dr David Tenza < >

This email with the subject "Confidential Mail {Can you Assist?}" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 29 Jul 2006 12:22:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Dr David Tenza < >, although it may have been spoofed.

My name is Dr. David Tenza, Director of Projects; South Africa Department of Minerals & Energy. I 
am making this contact with you based on the committee's need for an individual/company who is 
willing to assist us with a solution to a funds transfer.

In unfolding this proposal, I want to count on you, as a respected and honest person to handle this 
transaction with sincerity, trust and confidentiality. I have decided to seek a confidential 
co-operation with you in the execution of the deal described hereunder for the benefit of all 
parties and hope you will keep it as a top secret because of the nature of this transaction.

Within the Department of Minerals & Energy where I work as a Director of Projects and with the 
co-operation of two other top officials, we have in our possession as overdue payment bills 
totaling Forty-Seven Million, Five Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars (US$47,500,000.00) which we want to 
transfer abroad with the assistance and co-operation of a foreign company/individual to receive the 
said funds on our behalf or a reliable foreign non-company account to receive such funds.

More so, we are handicapped in this circumstance, as the South Africa Civil Service Code of Conduct 
does not allow us to operate offshore account hence your importance in the whole transaction.

This amount forty Seven Million five hundred thousand represents the balance of the total contract 
value executed on behalf of my Department by a foreign contracting firm Which we the officials 
over-invoiced deliberately. Though the actual contract cost has been paid to the original 
contractor, leaving the balance in the tune of the said amount which we have in principles gotten 
approval to remit by Telegraphic Transfer (T.T) to any foreign bank account you will provide by 
filing in an application through the Justice Department here in South Africa for the transfer of 
rights and privileges of the former contractor to you.

I have the authority of my partners involved to discuss on the modalities of sharing with you. Your 
share of the entire sum will be 30% US$14,250,000.00 (Fourteen Million, Two Hundred and Fifty 
Thousand United States Dollars, 67% US$31,825,000.00 (Thirty-One Million, Eight Hundred and 
Twenty-Five Thousand United States Dollars) for us and 3% US$1,425,000.00 (One Million, Four 
Hundred and Twenty-Five Thousand United States Dollars) for taxation and miscellaneous expenses.

The business itself has a minimal risk factor; on your part provided you treat it with utmost 
secrecy and confidentiality. Also, your area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful 
execution of this transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not 
disappoint me.

I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation. For absolute confidentiality, I will implore 
you to reply to this e-mail,

You can also reach me via my Direct Telephone +27-767-511-712 or Fax +27-11-507-5901 Numbers, to 
entertain any questions concerning the clarity of this transaction.

Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation.

Best Regards,

Dr.David Tenza.