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Posted: 5/31/2003 7:36:39 PM EDT
From: SIBUSISU ZUMA GBUBEMI [SIBUSISO@netpiper.com]
DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY, PRETORIA. SOUTH AFRICA. Partner, It is my great pleasure to write you this letter on behalf of my colleagues .Your information was given to me by a member of the South African Export Promotion Council (SAEPC) Who was with the Government delegation on a trip to your country for a bilateral conference talk to encourage foreign investors. I have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with you in the execution of the deal hereunder for the benefit of all parties and hope you will keep it confidential because of the nature of this business. Within the Department of Minerals & Energy where I work as a Director of Audit and Project Implementation and with the co-operation of two other top officials, we have in our possession an overdue payment in US funds.The said funds represent certain percentage of the total contract value executed on behalf of my Department by a foreign contracting firm which we the officials over-invoiced to the amount of US$26.500,000.00 (Twenty Six Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars).Though the actual contract cost has been paid to the original contractor, leaving the excess balance unclaimed.Since the present elected Government is determined to pay foreign contractors all debts owed, so as to maintain good relationship with foreign governments and non-government agencies, we included our bills for approvals with the Department of Finance and the Reserve Bank of South Africa (RBSA). We are seeking your assistance to front as beneficiary of the unclaimed funds, since we are not allowed to operate foreign accounts. Details and change of beneficiary information upon application for claim to reflect payment and approvals will be secured on behalf of you/your company.I have the authority of my partners involved to propose that should you be willing to assist us in this transaction your share as compensation will be Twenty five percent(25%), while my colleagues and I receive Sixty Five percent (65%) and the balance of Ten percent (10%) for taxation and miscellaneous expenses incurred. The business is completely safe and secure, provided you treat it with utmost confidentiality. It does not matter whether you/your company does contract projects as a transfer of powers will be secured in favour of you/your company. 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 us.Kindly notify me via email, for further details upon your acceptance of this proposal.Thanks for your co-operation. Regards, Sibusiso Zuma Gbubemi
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Looks like my ship finally came in!!! [;)]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 7:41:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 7:42:17 PM EDT
RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 7:59:15 PM EDT
Do they take paypal? [thinking]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 8:52:07 PM EDT
I got one today that was very similar. It supposedly came from an official of a bank in Germany.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 8:55:04 PM EDT
Congrats. Can I borrow 50 bucks?
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 8:57:16 PM EDT
Good Luck.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 9:03:02 PM EDT
I get at least three of those per day.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 9:05:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Naked80: Do they take paypal? [thinking]
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I wonder if SIBUSISU ZUMA GBUBEMI has a PayPal account? I recieved this email the other day. Maybe I should forward it to him?[:)] [i]Dear PayPal Customer This e-mail is the notification of recent innovations taken by PayPal to detect inactive customers and non-functioning mailboxes. The inactive customers are subject to restriction and removal in the next 3 months. Please confirm your email address and and Credit Card info number by logging in to your PayPal account using the form below: Email Address: Password: Full Name #: Credit Card #: Exp.Date(mm/yyyy) #: ATM PIN (For Bank Verification) #: This notification expires May 31, 2003 Thanks for using PayPal! [/i] (rest of crap deleted)
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 12:39:17 AM EDT
sounds like a good deal.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 12:56:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/1/2003 12:57:39 AM EDT by SeaDweller]
Shit, only 26 mil that guy's small time. One dude offered me a piece of about 40 mil before.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 3:11:48 AM EDT
Soon there will be an iraqi version of this, I bet.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 5:46:10 AM EDT
Forward this to your local PD's High Tech Unit or to the nearest FBI Office. They really do investigate this stuff.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 5:56:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By natez: Forward this to your local PD's High Tech Unit or to the nearest FBI Office. They really do investigate this stuff.
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ditto
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 6:06:24 AM EDT
My first rule of commerce is to NEVER do unsolicited business with ANYONE who resides in a foreign country. The second rule is to never do unsolicited business with ANYONE who does not speak fluent English, no matter where they are from.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 7:30:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DevilsAdvocate: My first rule of commerce is to NEVER do unsolicited business with ANYONE who resides in a foreign country. The second rule is to never do unsolicited business with ANYONE who does not speak fluent English, no matter where they are from.
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