A Scam 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 email@example.com, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF: DR THOMAS NKOSI DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC HEALTH PROGRAMMES SOUTH AFRICA. DIRECT EMAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org INVESTMENT VENTURE 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 in 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. PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com I wait in anticipation your response Thanks and God Bless you. Yours truly, Dr.Thomas Nkosi