A Scam Email with the Subject "From: David Pasela (Dr)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 23 Aug 2007 12:57:41 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
From: David Pasela (Dr) Tel; +31-619-785-084 Fax; +31-847-200-671 Email; email@example.com Dear Sir, This letter might come to you as a surprise however, there is no need to worry, as we are using the only secured and confidential medium available to seek for foreign assistance/partnership in a business transaction. What is more important is that, the mentioned transaction will prove to be of mutual benefit to both parties involved. I am presently in the Netherlands on an official assignment, reachable on the above telephone and fax number. I am Dr. David Pasela, a native of Cape Town in South Africa and I am an Executive Accountant with the South Africa Department of Mining & Natural Resources.Be informed that a member of the South Africa Export Promotion Council (SEPC) who was at the Government delegation to your country during a trade exhibition gave your enviable credentials/particulars to me. 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 Mining & Natural Resources where I work as an Executive Accountant and with the cooperation of four other top officials, we have in our possession an overdue payment bills totaling Eighteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars (US$18,500,000.00) which we want to transfer abroad with the assistance and cooperation of a foreign company/individual to receive the said fund on our behalf or a reliable foreign non-company account to receive such funds. More so, we are handicapped in the circumstances, 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 (US$18.5m) 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 have 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 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$5.55Million of the US$18.5Million, 60% amounting to US$11.1Million for us and 10% amounting to US$1.85Million will beused to settle taxation and other miscellaneous expenses in the course of transferring the funds to your account.The Transaction itself is 100% safe, 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. Endeavor to contact me immediately through my secured email address firstname.lastname@example.org whether or not you are interested in this deal.If you are not, it will enable me contact another Foreign partner with similar recommendation to carry out this deal. I want to assure you that myself and my partners are in a position to make the payment of this claim possible provided you can give us a very strong assurance and guarantee that our share will be secured and Please remember to treat this matter as very confidential matter; because we will not comprehend with any form of exposure as we are still in active Government Service and remember once again that time is of the essence in this business. NOTE: I know there may be scams and junk mails flying here and there on the Internet but certainly, this is not one. Please do not fail to understand that in spite of all that, opportunities of this kind still abound. If you have ever wished or prayed for something good to come your way, now I urge you to take this message seriously and with an open mind. You could never know. This may be an answer to your prayers.So please give it a benefit of doubt, and with good faith and trust join me and I am assuring you now that you will never be disappointed. Please reply urgently and furnish me with your TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS for further details. I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation. I am available to entertain any questions concerning the clarity of this transaction. Yours faithfully, Dr. David Pasela Note: If you are interested in assisting, Kindly Forward your full Names, Personal phone/ cell and fax numbers to the confidential email address/Phone and Fax numbers i have provided in the body of the proposal so that i can give you more details.