Scam Money Transfers
Example - Smith Mbani, South Africa Department of Minerals and Energy
Did you receive an email from "Smith Mbani" of "South Africa Department of Minerals and Energy" who wants
you to help them scam / steal money from an account? Smith Mbani says
"This amount $28.5m represents the balance of the total contract Value Executed on behalf of Department by a foreign contracting firm, which we the officials over-invoiced deliberately".
It's the usual "over-invoiced account" scam!
"Smith Mbani" only wants you to help them defraud the customer, that's all.
Except, there is no real customer, account or anything.
Even if what was stated in the email were all true, you would be committing several
felonies and would end up in prison. In reality, it is all a scam.
Smith Mbani (not his real name, obviously) hopes to con you into sending money for various "fees" to free the fortune.
If you would like a step by step
explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!
Notice (highlighted below)
some of the other
obvious signs that this is a scam are poor
spelling , use of free Yahoo/Hotmail/etc email accounts, proposals that make no
I am Mr.Smith Mbani, Director of Project, South Africa
Department of Minerals and Energy. I am making this contact with you based
on the Committee need for an individual/company who is willing to assist us
with a solution to a money transfer.
This amount $28.5m represents the balance of the total
contract Value Executed on behalf of Department by a foreign contracting
firm, which we the officials over-invoiced deliberately, of which the actual
sum has been paid.
Should you be willing to assist us in the transaction?
Your share of the sum will be 25% of the $28.5million, 70% for us and 5% for
taxation and miscellaneous expenses.
To enable us commence, I will need your personal telephone/fax number.
Please send your response to
I await your immediate response.