The e-mail here is just one type of the thousands
of scam e-mail variants
sent out each day by 419 scammers. If you've received an e-mail even
remotely similar to the one on this page or if you have
arrived at this page via an internet search resulting from an e-mail
that you received, YOU
HAVE RECEIVED A SCAM E-MAIL!
This is an internet
scam! Do NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
From: Mr. Tsepo Moloi. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL.
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 10:50:35 -1200 (17:50 EST)
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
anyone 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$45,000,000.00(Forty-five 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 am 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 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 my position as a civil servant in
my country, I cannot acquire this money in my name. Because as a high placed civil servant, I
am 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 me to keep the money here due to unstable
political environment. I have been mandated to look for an overseas silent partner who could
work with me to facilitate transfer of this fund for our mutual benefit, hence the reason for this
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 the transfer, while the remaining
70% belongs to me and 5% will be set aside to repay any expenses made in the process of
transferring the funds to your country.
You will be free to take out your commission immediately after the money hits your account in
your country. Since my objective is to invest the money in a foreign country, it would be
appreciated if you could also help me 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 me with investing the
money, we can end our cooperation after you make available to me my part of the money. 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 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 me or yourself. Please, give me
your response immediately by returning this mail through my alternative email address.
Mr. Tsepo Moloi.
Finance & Economic Affairs Dept. (South Africa)
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
It's important to note that
any real people or legitimate
organizations mentioned in these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
The scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help them
convince you that they are genuine.
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,
cheap 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.
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