Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Suppy for Petroleum and Pipeline Equipment.

From: Chief Dr. Phil E. Bernard <>

This email with the subject "Suppy for Petroleum and Pipeline Equipment." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 11 May 2007 23:28:52 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Chief Dr. Phil E. Bernard <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attn: President/ CEO
Dear Sir,
I am Chief Dr. Phil E. Bernard, a native of Cape Town in South  Africa, and I am an Executive 
Accountant with the South African department of Mining and Natural Resources. Please accept my 
apology for using this medium to convey a transaction/business of this magnitude, but this is due 
to the confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this medium. I have decided to seek your 
co-operation in the execution of this deal described hereunder, for the benefit of all parties and 
hoping you will keep it as TOP SECRET because of the nature of the business.
Within the department of Mining and Natural Resources (where I work as a director), and with the 
cooperation of four other top officials, we have in our possession as overdue payment bills 
totaling Forty Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars (US$45,500,000.00) which we want to 
transfer abroad with the assistance and cooperation of a company/or an individual to receive the 
said funds, via a reliable Bank Account. Quite frankly, we are handicapped as the South African 
civil service laws (Code of Conduct Bureau) strongly prohibits us from owning/or operating a 
foreign account hence your importance in this whole transaction.
This amount (US$45.5M) represents the balance of the total value of a contract executed on behalf 
of my department by a foreign contracting firm which we the officials (involved) deliberately 
over-invoiced. Though the actual cost have been paid to the original contractor leaving the balance 
in the tune of the said amount which we have in principle gotten approval to remit by Key Tested 
Telegraphic transfer (K.T.T.) to any foreign bank account you will provide by filing an application 
through the justice ministry 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 propose that should you 
be willing to assist us in this transaction by way of providing the required  account in receiving 
these funds, your share of the entire sum will be 30% amounting to Us$13.65Million of the 
US$45.5Million, 60% amounting to US$27.3Million  for us and 10% amounting to US$4.55Million will be 
used to settle taxation and other miscellaneous expenses in the course of transferring the funds to 
your account.
The business itself is 100% foolproof  and safe, as long as you maintain utmost secrecy and 
confidentiality. Further more your area of specialization will not be a hindrance to the successful 
completion of this transaction. 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, endeavor to contact 
me immediately through my above email address. If you are not interested, please also indicate so 
that it will enable me to contact other foreign partner with recommendations to carry out this 
deal. I want to assure you that my colleagues and I are in position to make the payment of this 
claim possible provided that you can give us a very concrete assurance of the safety of our share. 
Please, always treat this matter with utmost confidentiality, because we will not comprehend any 
form of exposure as we are still in active government service. Time is of essence in this business, 
so kindly act fast. I await in anticipation your fullest co-operation.
Yours Faithfully,
Chief Dr. Phil E. Bernard,
Executive Account, Dept. of  MP&Industry, SA.  

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