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Info on the number +27837292713

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Country Code: 27
Country Name: South Africa
Type: Mobile
Original Provider: MTN
Validity: The number is the correct length for a South African phone number.

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This number is recorded in our database for the following scams:

5th December 2017 - Advance Fee Fraud Scam

On 5th December 2017, telephone number +27837292713 was reported as being used by scammers to pretend to be Dr. Thabo Vincent Maphai using email address as part of an Advance Fee Fraud Scam.

In Advance Fee Fraud Scams, the scammer will offer you something of high value (a large sum of money or gold for example) and all you have to do is pay a "small" fee. What the scammer is offering you does not actually exist and the scammer will come up with fee after fee that needs to be paid by the victims, until he either runs out of money or realises that he has been scammed. The scammer will often pretend to be real people or companies, use fake websites and introduce various characters, all with the aim of convincing the victim that what is being offered to him is real.

Here is the email that the scammer sent to his victims.

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself to you. My name is Dr.Thabo Vincent Maphai, the investment and financial consultant to the Gupta family. I am the Executive Director of the 3 man committee in charge of all investment decisions that represents the Gupta family. As a mining engineer at the Department of Mining and Energy, I am also responsible for contract approvals and vetting from where the over invoiced contracts that was executed by the Gupta family.
As a follow up to the conversations you had with my principal, Mr Gupta I will be taking over with the procedures and communications between you and my principal towards the successful execution of this transfer. I will ask that you exhibit a high degree of discretion and confidentiality as I am still in the employment of the Department of Mines and energy. Mr Gupta has obviously informed you about the MOU which you need to sign in order that this deal that is of mutual benefit to all parties is done in a respectful manner and all funds are shared as agreed and signed in the MOU
I want you to know that we have been working on this matter in the background and have done the major works associated with this contract and the over invoiced buyout contracts too. We are very careful individuals, as such; we have worked on a slow and steady pace without any mistakes. We have made a major breakthrough already and will conclude the transaction as soon as you get back with the High Court of Justice indemnity form which you need to fill out carefully and this will be used to fill out all the contract details in your name. As soon as transfer of beneficiary status is approved at the High court, I will send the original contract documents by DHL to you.

We shall sign an agreement stating clearly our percentages. This is very fundamental as it will enable us conclude this matter in a respectful and dignified manner as the MOU is our security. As the family already indicated, we are offering you 20% while 5% will be kept in escrow to take care of all miscellaneous expenses that will be incurred in the process of this transaction in the sharing formula and also to be signed in the MOU. This will guarantee that everything would be done in a respectable manner. Bear in mind also that we intend to invest 46.6% of our own share in your company as we will present to you the draft MOU that has been drafted by the attorneys to the Gupta family in our next correspondent.

Note that this project is of mutual benefit and the transaction will be concluded within the first quarter of 2018. The benefits are enormous so also are the responsibilities hence our setting aside an abstract projection of 5% of the total sum to take care of all mutual expenses towards the attainment of our common goal.

Find Attached copies of our identification documents for our official identification. You are to also send a copy of your identification as this will be used to fill out change of beneficiary status at the High Court of Justice. You are to send your identification and return the Indemnity form in your next email.

Please urgent confirmation of this mail and call me for any verbal clarification.

Yours Faithfully,

Dr.Thabo Vincent Maphai
FAX: 0027-86-6282-845
Director, Project Implementation

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This number could also be written in the following formats

27837292713 +27837292713 0027837292713 01127837292713 001127837292713
01027837292713 27 83 729 2713 27 (83) 729 2713 +27 83 729 2713 +27 (83) 729 2713
0027 83 729 2713 0027 (83) 729 2713 01127 83 729 2713 01127 (83) 729 2713 001127 83 729 2713
001127 (83) 729 2713 01027 83 729 2713 01027 (83) 729 2713

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