Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "INVESTMENT VENTURE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 11 Feb 2007 01:03:36 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.



Dear Friend,

I am Dr Thomas Nkosi we are members of the special committee
On General strategic health programmes of this Department.
We are making this contact 
with you, based on the committee's need for an
Individual/company who is willing to assist in the execution
of this business; your particulars 
were given to me by a member of the South Africa export
promotion council who was with the Government delegation to
your country during a trade 
exhibition , I have decided to seek a confidential
cooperation with you in the execution of this deal described
here under 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 Health (DOH), where I
work as the Director of 
strategic health programmes and with the good cooperation of
two others top officials, we have in our possession as over
due payment bills, 
totaling Twelve Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States
Dollars (US$12,500,000) Which we want to transfer abroad
with the assistance and cooperation of 
a Foreign Company / individual to receive the said funds on
our behalf.

More so, we are handicap in these circumstances, as the
South African Civil Services code of conduct does not allow
us to operate an offshore account. 
Hence your importance in this transaction. This amount
$12.5Million 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 Key Tested  Telegraphic Transfer K.T.T.
to any Foreign Bank Account you will provide by filing an
Application through the department Of Justice here in South 
Africa, for the transfer of rights and privileges of the
former contractor to you through the principal partner here
in South Africa.

I have the Authority of my partners involved to propose that
should you be willing to assist us in this transaction; your
share of the sum is 30% 
of  the $12.5Million, 60% for us and 10% for miscellaneous
expenses. This transaction is 100% risk free, provided you
treat it with utmost  confidentiality. Also, your area of
specialization is not a hindrance to the successful
execution of this transaction. I have reposed my confidence
you and hope that you will not disappoint me. I want to
assure you that my partner and myself are in the position to
make the payment of this claim 
possible, provided that you can give us a very strong
assurance and guarantee that the funds will be secured and
please, remember to treat this matter very confidential,
because we will not comprehend with any form of exposure as
we are still in active Government service. Once again,
remember that time is of great essence in this transaction.
Could you please 
notify me of your acceptance to carry out this transaction
urgently by  fax on the receipt of this message, kindly
acknowledge the receipt of this 
letter by sending to me   your full names , your private
Tel, fax numbers and your private Email address to my new
email address below, I shall in turn 
inform you of the modalities for a formal application to
secure the necessary approvals for the immediate release of
this fund into your account.


I wait in anticipation your response

Thanks and God Bless you.

Yours truly,
Dr.Thomas Nkosi