There is a first time for everything, and this is actually the first time an iScammer has gotten back to me after I publish their emails. Well, Kwezi Sibeko certainly did. He even made sure to put my address in his mail, thus making the double threat of taking legal action (which he will get nowhere with), and at the same time reminding me of the fact that he knows my address. What he sais is the old ”we know where you live”.
Frankly, I don’t care if it’s me, his superiors, his company or his government he is trying to scam. I put the mail here in the iScam section since I strongly dissaprove of this type of emails. It was sent to not one, but two of my email addresses, and I’m quite sure more people than me received it. If you did too, please contact me.
Here’s a copy of a mail from him received this morning. (I guess he must have made a Google search for his name.)
From: ”Kwezi Sibeko” email@example.com
Date: January 20, 2005 08.46.51 MET
To: [the address posted on the bottom of this page]
Subject: You have breached confidentiality issues
I remember writing to you asking for assistance, if you did not want to participate constructively in our request then why did you have to put it on your website without even having to call me to validate if my facts checked out or if your suspicions would come to nought.
I would please implore you take my letter off your site immediately and if my superiors find out I would showe no restraint in travelling to your country and seek legal redress on this issue because in my first letter, i warned you not to disclose any information given to you, so this can be considered a breach of confidentiality on your part.
Good day Sir.
Ph +46 (0)733 700 723 |
SE-112 32 Stockholm
I guess this would be a good time to re-publish the non-disclosure footer in the original mail from Kwezi Sibeko:
This e-mail and any attachments are privileged and may contain confidential information intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure of this information is prohibited under applicable law.
The person addressed in the e-mail is the sole authorized recipient. Please notify the sender immediately if it has unintentionally reached you and do not read, disclose or use the content in any way.
I am certainly the person addressed in both the original emails. So it was intended for my use.
Here is my reply to him:
Good day to you too sir,
Actually, I have acted according to the privacy announcement used on Nikke’s Index. And since I was the intended recipient of your initial mail (I must have been, I recieved two emails with the exact same wording), and your email therefore was considered unsolicited spam as well as an attempted iScam, I did publish.
I have also published your mail below. You’ll find it at
You’ll find the privacy announcement at
I truly hope this will be the last I hear from you in this matter.
Added: Actually, after seeing a very similar version of Sibeki’s original mail, published at 419legal.org, I’m not at all worried about his position with the Departement of Minerals and Energy. Read it at