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"Republic of South Africa" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

The fake "Republic of South Africa" email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.

Republic of South Africa Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers
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A "Republic of South Africa" Advance-Fee Scam

Our Ref. MOF / 2894 / 16

From: The Desk of the

Hon. Minister of Finance

Union Building

Pretoria, South Africa

Attention Sir/Ms

I write in respect of the fund brought to the department of National Treasury from Reserve bank in your name.

From the detailed report contained in the file that accompanied the fund, the fund was supposed to be transferred to you from Reserve bank, but was not due to some reasons that were not specified in the payment file.

The fund is 126,000,000 ZAR. Do you know about it?

This notification stands as the first and final notice for your fund to be released to you and after 5 working days of this notification, if I do not hear from you, we shall have no other option than to send

the fund over to government coffers as unclaimed.

You are required to re-confirm the following details, so that we can commence your fund release process;, contact me here< titom@webmail.co.za

1, Your full name and age.

2, Your occupation.

3, Your cell phone number.

Yours Sincerely.

Tito Mboweni

Honorable Minister of Finan

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  • January 13, 2021 at 12:19 AM by an anonymous user from: Windhoek, Tobias Hainyeko, Khomas, Namibia

    Good day, I received today a letter who stated as follow:

    12th January, 2021.

    RE: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.

    The sum of 126,000,000.00 ZAR which is in your name was received by the department of National Treasury from South African Reserve Bank at the early hours of today.

    Information from South African Reserve Bank revealed that the money was confiscated and sent over to us because you did not comply with the requirement for the transfer to your bank account.

    Is the above information correct? If it is correct, get back to me immediately you receive this email.

    It may interest you to know that failure to respond to this notification will leave us with no other option than to turn your fund over to South African government coffers as unclaimed.

    Yours faithfully,

    Tito MbowenI (Minister of Finance).

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