This email with the subject "Can You Be Trusted!!!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 27 Sep 2007 18:28:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "kenny brown" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
The Zambia Home Office. United Kingdom. Attn: Dear Sir/Madam, REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE IN A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION I am interested in your partnership in business dealing. This business proposal I wish to intimate you with is of mutual benefit and it's success is entirely based on mutual trust, cooperation and a high level of confidentiality as regard this transaction. I am representing the board of the contract award and monitoring committee of the Zambian Ministry of Mining and Resources. I am seeking your assistance to enable me transfer the sum of US$25,000,000.00 (Twenty Five Million United States Dollars)into your private/company account. The fund came about as a result of a contract awarded and executed for and on behalf of my Ministry. The contract was supposed to be awarded to two foreign contractors to the tune of US$100,000,000.00 (One hundred Million United States Dollars). But in the course of negotiation, the contract was awarded to a South Africa contractor at the cost of US$125,000,000.00 (One hundred and Twenty Five Million United States Dollars)to my benefit unknown to the contractor. This contract has been satisfactorily executed and inspected as the South African firm is presently securing payment from my Ministry, where our Board is in-charge of all foreign contract payment approval. As a civil servant still in active government service, I am forbidden by law to operate an account outside the shores of Zambia. Hence this mail to you seeking your assistance so as to enable me present your private/company account details as a beneficiary of contractual claims alongside that of the South African contractor, to enable me transfer the difference of US$25,000,000.00 (Twenty Five Million United States Dollars) into your provided account. On actualization, the fund will be disbursed in this ratio: 30% for you and 70% for us. What we request from you are as follows: 1. Your names, company name if any- otherwise we will use your name to register the company. 2. Your address, tel, fax and cell phone numbers. All logistics are in place and all modalities worked out for a smooth actualization of the transaction within the next few working days of commencement. For further details as to the workability of this transaction, kindly furnish me with your direct telephone number for smooth communication. Thank you while I await your urgent response. Yours Sincerely, Mr Kenny Brown firstname.lastname@example.org