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    STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND URGENT

    I am Mr. Dickson Dada, a native of Cape Town in South
    Africa and I am an Executive Director with a South
    African Government ministry. I am also the Secretary of the Tenders
    Committee set up by the government to look into contracts under the
    Department of Minerals and Energy.

    We got your contact via the internet and I was mandated to seek your
    confidential co-operation in the execution of the project I am about to
    describe. This project will be of great benefit to all parties involved
    and hope you will keep
    it as a top secret because of the nature of this
    transaction.

    Within the Department of Minerals and Energy, we (me and four of my
    colleagues) discovered and we have in our possession as overdue payment
    bills totalling
    Forteen million, two hundred thousand US dollars
    (US$14.2M) which we want to transfer abroad with the
    assistance and cooperation of a foreign
    company/individual to receive the said fund on our
    behalf or a reliable foreign non-company account to
    receive such funds. Moreso, we are handicapped in the
    circumstances, as the South Africa Civil Service Code
    of Conduct does not allow us to operate offshore
    accounts hence your relevance in the whole
    transaction.

    This amount US$14.2M represents the balance of the
    total contract value executed on behalf of this
    Department by a foreign contracting firm, which was 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 principle gotten approval
    to remit by key-tested telegraphic transfer (K.T.T.)
    to any foreign bank account you will provide by filing
    an application through the Justice Ministry here in
    South Africa for the transfer of rights and privileges
    of the former contractor to you.

    I have the authority of my partners to
    propose that SHOULD YOU BE WILLING to assist us in
    this transaction, your share of the sum will be 15% of
    the total sum, 80% for us and the rest for taxation
    and miscellaneous expenses. The business itself is
    100%-SAFE for all involved. This is possible if on your part , you
    treat it with
    utmost secrecy and confidentiality. Please note that your area of
    specialisation is not a hindrance to the successful
    execution of this transaction. I wish reposed my
    confidence (which the committee vetoed) in you and hope that you will
    not
    disappoint me. Endeavour to contact me immediately by
    email, whether or not you are interested
    in this deal. If you are not, it will enable me scout
    for another foreign partner to carry out this deal. I
    want to assure you that my partners and myself are in
    a position to make the payment of this claim possible
    provided you can give us a very strong assurance and
    guarantee that our share will be secure. Please
    remember to treat this matter as a very confidential
    matter, because we will not comprehend with any form
    of exposure as we are still in active government
    service and.

    Due to the funds we borrowed to process this project to this stage,
    time is of essence because of interest on borrowed funds.
    Also furnish me with your contact telephone and fax number, so
    that I can forward to you more information concerning the project.

    I await in anticipation of your fullest cooperation.

    Yours faithfully,

    Dickson Dada.
     
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    Mr. Dada,

    I'm interested, but nervous. How do I know I won't be
    caught by my own government? And if so, would doing
    this in my country be illegal?

    How would I go about getting to you my banking
    information? I'm very interested as this could be the
    big break I've been waiting for.

    I don't see how I could get in any trouble as this
    would all take place overseas!

    Please tell me what steps to take next to get this
    transaction going. How will I get everything to you
    once the transaction has been completed?

    Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity. I
    cannot wait to hear back from you.

    Jim
     
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    Dear Mr. Jim,

    I would like to inform you that members of my committee have mandated me to continue discussion with you till the successful conclusion of this business.

    First and foremost, I apologized using this
    medium to reach you for a transaction/business of this
    magnitude, but this is due to Confidentiality and
    prompt access reposed on this medium.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 this transaction.

    Within the Department of Mining & Natural Resources. By virtue of our official positions,we have in
    our possession as overdue payment bills totaling
    Forteen Million, Two hundred Thousand US. Dollars
    ($14,200,000.) which we want to transfer abroad with
    the assistance and cooperation 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 $14.2m 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 approval to remit by Key tested
    Telegraphic Transfer (K.T.T) to any foreign bank
    account you will provide by filing in an application
    through the Ministry of Justice here in South Africa
    for the transfer of rights and privileges of the
    former contractor to you.


    For this reason, we want to front you/your Company as the beneficiary of this sum of US$14.2M.

    I have the authority of my partners involved to
    propose that should you be willing to assist us in
    the transaction, your share of the sum will be 15% of
    the $14.2 million, 80% for us and 5% for taxation and
    miscellaneous expenses.

    In this regard, we request you send in your banking details as in your norminated bank account number,the sort/rounting code (if any)bank name and address,bank phone and fax numbers and all relevant information that
    will aid in the transfer of the funds into your account to me.Also include your company name,address,and private phone and fax numbers. These information will enable us initiate preliminary application.

    My colleagues and I will require your personal guarantee concerning the safety/availability of our share on demand when the funds is credited
    to your nominated account and advise us accordingly on high yielding investment portfolios in your country. Note that if you adhere strictly to my instructions, we will conclude this transaction within the next
    5 working days.

    Please endeavor to observe the required level of confidentiality as we are still in active government service. I will expect you give this project
    utmost priority in order for us to conclude this on schedule. Please treat as urgent as possible.

    Basically if you could send your phone and fax numbers that are private to you then I should be able to put you in a better understanding of this project.

    NOTE THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE.

    Yours truly,

    Dickson Dada.
     
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    Mr. Dada,

    You can rely on me to keep things confidential. An
    opportunity such as this only ocurrs once in a
    lifetime and I'm not going to allow anything to screw
    it up for me.

    I don't have a fax, but I can give you my direct
    number at home. It's 1-732-***-4346

    I'm a bit reluctant to release my personal banking
    info as of yet. Although I think this transaction is
    going to be beneficial to both of us, I would feel
    better if I spoke to you first. If you could call me
    at your earliest convenience I would be most
    appreciative.

    After I verify you are for real, I will then forward
    all pertinent banking information within a few minutes
    of speaking with you.

    While I await your call I will prepare all banking
    information and have it ready to roll. We can proceed
    within minutes of our telephone conversation.

    I too want this to go quickly and smoothly as
    possible, I can't wait to finally have what I always
    dreamed of. I thank you wholeheartedly for giving me
    this outstanding opportunity.

    Your new friend,

    Jim
     
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    I'm awaiting Mr. Dada's reply! LOL

    Of course the number I gave him wasn't mine! I actually gave him the number of our beloved "Eggster"!!

    Greg always wanted to be rich, here's his big chance! :D
     
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    Oh no way! that's funny as hell! Hey, remember the one I got from the Iraq's, hehe! Greg, now that's great, I can't wait to see if anyone calls. I am sure he will tell John!!! :)
     
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    Ahhh yes, the timeless classic Nigerian scam! Funny stuff, you wouldn't believe how many saps fell for it & got wiped out.
     
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    Jim, give it like another week and I will get his cell phone number too! hahahahahaha!!!!
     
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    Here is the latest email I received from Dickson Dada:


    "I called you several times on that number you gave as yours and a lady keeps hanging up the phone,please can you tell me when to call you and also give me your mobile phone number.I await your immediate response."

    I replied to him with my apologies and told him it was ok to call me between the hours of 7pm and 2am EST and again tomorrow from 4am-7am EST.

    Damn, I wish I had his cell number!
     
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    Ok, now you pushed me to it! hehehe! I will get the celly number tonight, do a little scrolly of the phone, when I do that, and I will send to you, god help you if it ever comes back to me!!!! :)

    Your wish shall be granted sometime tonight or tomorrow! :)
     

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