Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Busines Partner

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This email with the subject "Busines Partner" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 25 May 2006 06:03:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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


Dear Sir,

It is my great pleasure to write you this letter on behalf of my 
colleagues. I
have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with 
in the execution
of a deal hereunder for the benefit of all 
parties and 
hope you will keep it
confidential because of the nature 
of the 
business. Within the Department of Minerals 
and Energy where I 
work as 
an Assistant Director of audit, with the co-
operation of two 
other top 
officials,we have in our possession an overdue contractor 
payment in US 
Dollars funds.The said
funds represent certain 
percentage of the 
contract value executed on behalf 
of my Department 
by a foreign 
contracting firm,(Pearls Ltd) which we 
theofficials over-
invoiced to 
the amount of US$15,200,000 (Fifteen Million Two
Thousand US 
Dollars). Since the present elected Government is 
determined to pay 
foreign contractors all debts owed,so 
as to 
maintain good relations 
with foreign governments and non- governmental 
agencies,we included our 
bills for approvals with the 
Department of 
Finance and the Reserve 
Bank of South Africa (RBSA).

We are 100% sure 
of funds approvals to 
anyone or company we (The Audit 
recommend as part of the 
sub-contractors who did jobs for 
Department. We are seeking your 
assistance to front as the sub-
contractor of the unclaimed funds,since 
we are not allowed to operate 
foreign accounts.Details and change of 
beneficiary information upon 
application for claim to reflect payment 
and approvals will be 
on behalf of you/your company. My 
colleagues and I are 
prepared to give 
you US$2.5m while we take US$7.4
m and the balance of 
US$5.3m for taxes 
and miscellaneous expenses 

This business 
is completely safe and secure,provided you 
treat it with utmost
confidentiality.It does not matter whether 
you/your Company does 
contract projects,as a transfer of rights will 
be secured in favour 
you/your Company through the Federal High 
Court of South Africa 
we can proceed. I have reposed my 
confidence in you and hope 
that you 
will not disappoint us. Kindly 
notify me immediately via my 
alternative email
( for 
further details upon your 
acceptance of this proposal.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr Fano Austine.