The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

From:  "Finance & Economic Affairs Dept. (South Africa)" <>
Date:  Wed, 10 Oct 2007 02:56:28 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "TRUST PARTNERSHIP/INVESTMENT OF U$ E" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 10 Oct 2007 02:56:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Finance & Economic Affairs Dept. (South Africa)" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attached Message
Tel: +27-73-7830-560


Dear Sir/Madam,

                                       URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL.

After my official enquiry from the foreign trade office of the chambers of commerce & industry here 
in Johannesburg South Africa, I decided to contact you but I did not disclose the intention to 
else because of the delicate nature of the project. I found your profile very interesting and 
decided to reach you directly to solicit for your assistance and guidelines in making a business 
investment and
transfer of US$10,000,000.00(Ten million) to your country within the next few days.

Please I must plead for your confidence in this transaction. I am a high placed official working 
with Department of (Finance & Economic Affairs) in Johannesburg. I and two other colleagues are 
currently in need of a silent foreign partner whose identity we can use to transfer this sum of 
money. But at this moment, I am constrained to issue more details about this profitable business 
investment until I get your response by email, please if you can take out a moment of your very 
busy schedule today to respond back to my private email below for more
details and include your private telephone number in your response which I and my colleagues will 
highly appreciate.

This fund accrued legitimately to us as commission from foreign contracts, through our private 
The fund is presently waiting to be remitted from the 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.

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 account in 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 

The transaction, although discreet, is legitimate and the money will be transferred successfully 
with all necessary back-up official documents showing the legitimate source/origin of fund. The 
transfer will be effected 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 returning this mail through my
alternative email address. and call me on my direct line +27-73-7830-560


Yours Faithfully,

Mr.Temba Zulu

Finance & Economic Affairs Dept. (South Africa)