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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
2015-11-19 10:45:52
Business Venture Scam
Mining Company in Zimbabwe looking for supplier of invertor & motors   
Adv. Patrick Chisumbu
Email Address:
Scam Website:
+263 4 79 6081
I received an email from Adv. Patrick Chisumbu requesting our company to tender on mining products
"After failing to solicit a supplier for our tender (SMRG RFQ 52/2014/2015) we are head hunting a reliable supplier across borders to constantly supply us with our requirements. Please find attached the Invitation to Tender and Request for Quotation (RFQ) for you possible urgent assistance.
Please feel free to contact me directly my contacts are below"

Tender Document was attached to the email.
Items. they requested
Meitos VFD Inverter MTD270
Schmidt Digital Concrete Test Hammer
Meitos Becht Motor ME520

What made me suspicious, is that we have been selling to mines in Zimbabwe for many years and have never heard of Shiri Mine \ or Shinvari Mineral Resources
The tender was open for 4 months.
Tender are normally only open for a short period of time
And he claimed he was not able to solicit a supplier, I was able to source the products easily.
As I was suspicious, I checked their website carefully
Then searched the internet, and found the scamdex warning \ entry which match many of the details of this scam.
How it works; the product they ask you to source is also part of the scam
When you source the product you find a supplier, which is the same scammer
When you pay the supplier for the goods, the goods never arrive
In this case, see fictitious supplier below and our scamdex enteries for the same fraud

The supplier details
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Vusi Qaba
Date: 11 November 2015 at 16:14
Subject: RE: Urgent Pricing
Cc: Amanda Smith

I hereby acknowledge the receipt of your enquiry with thanks.

At Schmidt, our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with your purchase. Like many retailers, we guarantee our products; if an item hasn't met your expectations, you can bring it back. Unlike most retailers, we also guarantee the product selection advice offered through our website and staff; if an item you've purchased based on this advice turns out to be unsuitable, or if you are dissatisfied for any reason regarding your purchase, you can bring it back. In either case, simply return the item for exchange, refund, repair, or credit within 30 calendar days of delivery receipt.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact me at my below listed coordinates.

Vusi Qaba | Regional Sales Manager

Schmidt Manufacturing South Africa
Premicel: +27 60 469 9008 Cel: +27 73 621 1643
117 Wit Street, Port Nolloth, Northern Cape, 8280 | P O Box 132, Port Nolloth, 8280

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