A Scam Email with the Subject "CAPITAL INVESTMENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 07 Dec 2006 11:23:09 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Engr. Ben Maluleke <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format
PRIVATE Dear sir/Madam, I am Ben Maluleke, a Native of Cape Town in South Africa and I am an = Executive Accountant with the South Africa Department of Mining & Natural = Resources. First and foremost, I apologized using this medium to reach you = for a transaction/business of this magnitude, but this is due to = confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this medium. Be informed that a = member of the South Africa Export Promotion Council (SAEPC) 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 = director and with the cooperation of four other top officials, we have in our = possession as overdue payment bills totaling Twenty-Seven Million, One = Hundred Thousand united states dollars (US$27,100,000.00) which we want to = transfer abroad with the assistance and co-operation of a foreign = company/individual to receive the said fund on our behalf into a reliable = company/individual account depending on your convenience. 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 the whole transaction. This amount (US$27.1m) 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 Key Tested Telegraphic Transfer = (K.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 the transaction, your share of the sum will be 30% of = the US$27.1 million, 60% for us and 10% for taxation and miscellaneous = expenses. The business 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 tel/fax number whether = or not you are interested in this deal. If you are not, it will enable me = contact other foreign partner with 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. Kindly establish your response directly by telephone:+27- = 83-3557-121,fax:+27-11-5076-933 or e-mail: benmaluleke@UnionPlus.net, to the = committee's representative whose name appears below. We wait in anticipation = of your fullest co-operation. Yours faithfully, Ben Maluleke (ENGR.) DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA. --11140448-e757-44e1-b24e-309c13e313e2--