Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is a socalled
"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed.
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KENEDY ZUMA <mailto:email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 3:58 AM
Subject: Very Important
MR. KENEDY ZUMA
TEL: 27 724340319
Mr. KENEDY ZUMA , Director of Project Implementation South Africa Department
of Mineral & Energy. First and foremost, I apologized using this medium to
reach you for a transaction/business of this magnitude.
Be informed that I
got your particulars from a member of the South Africa Export Promotion
Council (SAEPC) who was at the Government delegation to your country during a
I have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with
you in the execution of the deal described hereunder for the benefit of all
parties and hope you will keep it as a top secret because of the nature of
Within the Department of Minerals & Energy where I
work as a Director of Project Implementation and with the co-operation of
other officials, we have in our possession as overdue payment bills totaling
Sixteen Million, Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars
(US$16,400,000.00) which we want to transfer abroad with the assistance and
co-operation of a foreign company/individual to receive the said fund on our
behalf or a reliable foreign non-company account to receive such funds. More
so, we are handicapped in the circumstances, as the South Africa Civil Service
Code of Conduct does not allow us to operate offshore account hence your
importance in the whole transaction.
This amount (US$16.4m) represents the
balance of the total contract value executed on behalf of my Department by a
foreign contracting firm, which we the officials over-invoiced deliberately.
Though the actual contract cost have been paid to the original contractor,
leaving the balance in the tune of the said amount which we have in principles
gotten approvals to remit by Telegraphic Transfer (T.T) to any foreign bank
account you will provide by filing in an application through the Justice
Department here in South Africa for the transfer of rights and privileges of
the former contractor to you.
I have the authority of my
partners involved to propose that should you be willing to assist us in this
transaction, your share of the sum will be 20% of the US$16.4 million, 70% for
us and 5% for taxation and miscellaneous expenses and the remaining 5% will be
for charity Organization.
The business itself is 100% safe, on your part
provided you treat it with utmost secrecy and confidentiality. Also, your area
of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful execution of this
transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not
disappoint me. Endeavor to contact me immediately through my above
confidential telephone number, whether or not you are interested in this deal.
We hope you can give us a very strong assurance and guarantee
that our share will be secured and please remember to treat this matter as
very confidential matter, because we will not comprehend with any form of
exposure as we are still in active Government Service, it is pertinent to
inform you that time is of the essence in this transaction.
I wait in
anticipation of your fullest co-operation.
TEL: +27 724340319
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