A Scam Email with the Subject "( VERY VERY URGENT ) welpd" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 28 Jun 2006 04:25:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was ubnThomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
THOMAS MUTANGA DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY MINERALIA CENTRE 9915 ANDRIES STREET,PRETORIA REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Sir/Madam, I know this email will reach you as a surprise, but need not to worry as we are using the fastest and confidential medium available to seek for foreign assistance/partnership in a business transaction which is of mutual benefit. I am a member of the Government of South Africa Contract Award and Monitoring Committee in the Department Of Minerals and Energy (DME) Sometime ago, a contract was awarded to a foreign firm in DME by my Committee.This contract was over invoiced to the tune of US$21.5M. U. S. Dollars. This was done deliberately.The over-invoicing was a deal by my committee to benefit from the project. We now want to transfer this money which is in a suspense Account with DME into any Overseas Account which we expect you to provide for us. SHARE: - For providing the account where we shall remit the money into, you will beentitled to 20% of the money,70% will be for me and my partners while 10% has been mapped out from the total sum to cover any expenses that may be incurred by us during the course of this transfer,both locally and international expenses. It does not matter whether or not your company does contract projects of this nature described here. The assumption is that your company won the major contract and subcontracted it out to other companies. More often than not, big trading companies or firms of unrelated fields win major contracts and subcontracts to more specialized firms for execution of such contracts. We have strong reliable connections and contacts at the Reserve Bank of South Africa, as well as the Federal Ministry of Finance and we have no doubt that all the money will be released and transferred if we get the necessary foreign partner to assist us in this deal. Therefore, when the business is successfully concluded we shall through our same connections withdraw all documents used from all the concerned Government Ministries for 100% security. We are ordinary civil servants and we will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to get rich. We want this money to be transferred to the overseas Accounts for us, before the Government starts Auditing all Federal Government owned Parastatals. Please contact me immediately through email addresses below whether or not you are interested in this deal. If you are not, it will enable me scout for another foreign partner to carry out this deal. But where you are interested, kindly send your names,phone and fax numbers immediately via my private email addressese below for further details upon your acceptance of this proposal as time is of the essence in this business. I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation, Yours Truly, MR.THOMAS MUTANGA Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org