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of scam e-mail variants
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[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
From: MR. VUSI DONALD <email@example.com>
Subject: INVITATION FOR PARTNERSHIP
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:19:17 +0200 (SAST) (Wed, Apr 13 2011 09:19:17)
FROM MR.VUSI DONALD.
SAXTON SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG
First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction. I am a high
placed official working with Ministry of Transport & Aviation,
Johannesburg, South Africa. I am currently in need of a silent foreign
partner whose identity can be used to transfer the sum of USD$25 Million
Dollars. On enormously occasion, I have read on the internet of emails,
claiming to be in position of funds, but do not be discourage, allow me
proof my capability and transparency in this endeavour.
This fund accrued legitimately to me as commission from foreign contracts,
through my private connections. The funds are presently waiting to be
remitted from Standard Bank here in South Africa to any overseas
beneficiary confirmed by me as associate/receiver. By virtue of my
position as a civil servant in my country, I cannot acquire this money in
my name. As a high placed civil servant, I am not allowed by the civil
service code of conduct to own or operate bank accounts with large volume
amount of money outside of my shores.
On the other hand, it is not safe for me to keep this money here due to
unstable political environment. I have been looking for an overseas
silent partner who could work with me to facilitate transfer of these
funds for our mutual benefit, hence the reason for this email. What I am
requesting from you is: (1) to be my silent partner and receive the funds
as the sole benefactor to the contract amount which I 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 in this country if even you do not
want to transfer the fund outside of South Africa, what's important is to
secure the funds in your name respectively. My proposal is that after you
receive the funds, it would be shared as follows: (1) 25% to you as
commission for your co-operation and assistance in facilitating of the
transfer, while the remaining 75% belongs to me. You will be free to take
out your commission immediately after the money hits any of your chosen
However, this is optional, and if it is not convenient for you to further
assist me with investing of the money, we can end our cooperation after
you make available to me 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, 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
MR. VUSI DONALD
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
It's important to note that
any real people and / or legitimate
organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
Scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
This is just a small sampling of the
many hundreds of advance fee fraud e-mails received each day here at
headquarters. It is 100% pure B.S. Purity Guaranteed!
There are many different types of 419 scam (examples)
but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary /
low-interest loan, lottery prize,
bargain gold dust / diamonds,
work visa, etc.) in return
for a small 'fee' or some kind of remittance. Of course, there is no
fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
willingly send them money.
If you receive one of these scam mails, simply delete it as you would any other spam mails.
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