Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Engr. Ben Maluleke <>

This 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 <>, although it may have been spoofed.

This is a multi-part message in MIME format

Attached Message
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:, to the =
committee's representative whose name appears below. We wait in anticipation =
of your fullest co-operation. 

Yours faithfully, 

Ben Maluleke (ENGR.)