Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Urgent Attention needed

From: Urgent Attention needed <>

This email with the subject "Urgent Attention needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 18 May 2007 08:31:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Urgent Attention needed <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attached Message

First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction. I am a high
placed official working with Department of Finance (& Economic Affairs),
in Cape Town South Africa. I and two other colleagues are currently in
need of a silent foreign partner whose identity we can use to transfer the
sum of (USD$26.5M)Twenty Six Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S. dollars. This
fund accrued legitimately to us as commission from foreign contracts,
through our private connections.
The fund is presently waiting to be remitted from ABSA bank here in South Africa to any overseas 
beneficiary confirmed by us as associate/receiver. By virtue of our positions as civil servants in 
my country, we cannot acquire this money in our names. Because as high placed civil servants, we 
are not allowed by the civil service code of conduct to own or operate bank accounts outside of our 
shores. On the other hand, it is not safe for us to keep the money here due to unstable political 
environment. I have been
mandated as a matter of trust by my colleagues, to look for an overseas
silent partner who could work with us to facilitate transfer of this fund
for our mutual benefit, hence the reason for this email. 
What I am requesting from you is:(1) to be our silent partner and receive the funds as the sole 
benefactor to the contract amount which we shall secure all legal
documentation to authenticate our claim. (2) Provide a private telephone
and fax number for easy communication under your control. (3)Receive the funds as the
beneficiary; take out your commission and keep the rest of the money until
I arrive there to meet you after the transfer is completed.
My proposal is that after you receive the funds, it would be shared as
follows: (1) 15% to you as commission for your co-operation and assistance
in facilitating the transfer, while the remaining 85% belongs to me and
two colleagues. You will be free to take out your commission immediately
after the money hits your country. Since our objective is to invest the
money in a foreign country, it would be appreciated if you could also help us with advices and 
direction on investing into profitable ventures in your country.
However, this is optional, and if it is not convenient for you to further
assist us with investing the money, we can end our cooperation after you
make available to me our part of the money. The transaction, although
discrete, is legitimate and the money will be transferred successful with
all necessary back-up official documents showing legitimate source/origin
of fund. The transfer will be affected within a period not longer than two
weeks as soon as we reach an agreement and you furnish me with a suitable
response indicating your interest for processing the transfer. I plead
with you on one issue, whether you are interested or not, kindly do not
expose this information to any one else.
I confirm that the transaction is legitimate and without any risks either
to us or yourself. Please, give me your response immediately by return
mail through my alternative email address:
I await your swift response.
Sincerely Yours,
Ndinya Papadopoul.