Peterson Bulinga Version: “West African advanced fee” or “419” Email Scam
This is another version of the Nigerian email scam, now being sent out by “Peterson Bulinga.”
Contracts Award Monitoring Committee.
Zambian Ministry of Mining and Resources.
I humbly wish to solicit for your assistance in a business transaction.
This business proposal I wish to intimate you of will be of mutual
benefit to the both of us and its success is entirely based on mutual
trust, cooperation and a high level of confidentiality.
I am representing the board of the contract award and monitoring
committee of the Zambian Ministry of Mining and Resources. I am seeking
your assistance to enable me transfer the sum of US$15,000,000.00
(Fifteen Million United States Dollars) into your private/company
The fund came up as a result of a contract awarded and executed for and
on behalf of my Ministry. The contract was supposed to be awarded to two
foreign contractors to the tune of US$180,000,000.00 (One hundred and
Eighty Million United States Dollars). But in the course of negotiation,
the contract was awarded to a Bulgarian contractor at the cost of
US$165,000,000.00 (One hundred and Sixty-Five Million United States
Dollars) to our advantage unknown to the contractor. This contract has
been satisfactorily executed and inspected as the Bulgarian firm is
presently securing payment from my Ministry, where our Board is
in-charge of all foreign contract payment approval.
As a civil servant still in active government service, I am forbidden by
law to operate an account outside the shores of Zambia. Hence this
message to you seeking your assistance so as to enable me present your
private/company account details (preferably an empty account) as a
beneficiary of contractual claims alongside that of the Bulgarian
contractor, to enable me transfer the difference of US$15,000,000.00
(Fifteen Million United States Dollars) into your provided account.
On actualization, the fund will be disbursed as stated below.
1. 20% of the fund will be for you as beneficiary
2. 80% of the fund will be for us.
All logistics are in place and all modalities worked out for a smooth
actualization of the transaction within the next few working days of
commencement. For further details as to the workability of this
transaction, please reach me as soon as possible for further
Kindly expedite action, as we are behind schedule, to enable us include
this transfer in the first batch which would constitute the first
quarter payments for the 2004 financial year.
Thank you and God bless as I await your urgent response.