This email with the subject "NEXT OF KIN" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 17 Feb 2016 12:08:27 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
-- Hello, I am Khumalo Jeffery, Head Accounts at First National Bank Management Section of a well-known Bank here in South Africa. One of our accounts with holding balance of US$15,500,000 (Fifteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) has been dormant for some years. From my investigations and confirmations, the owner of this account is a Hong Kong National by name Engr Wing Chiu Lee, who died in an automobile accident along Pretoria N1 High-Way. Since then nobody has done anything as regards to the claiming of this money as he has no family member that is aware of the existence of either the account or the fund. Several attempts to trace any of his relative were unsuccessful, and also Information from the National Immigration office states that late Engr Wing Chiu Lee was single on point of entry into South Africa. Our Financial Institution is presently and by law the custodian of the money belonging to the deceased, whose account I am responsible for monitoring and officiating. Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin or business associate to come and claim his money because it cannot be released unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or business associate to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately no one did. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to your account as the next of kin or business associate. The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remains dormant after eight years; the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request for your assistance and maximum co-operation as a foreign citizen is highly needed to release this fund. A 30% of the total sum will be allocated to you after a successful transfer of the money into your account, and 70% will be for me and my associates. Please note that I don't have any asses to withdraw or claim this money because it was insured by the deceased. I will indulge you at this point to understand that this is privileged information and must be strictly confidential. I have confidentially discussed this issue with some of the bank officials and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with. This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is Legitimate and does not originate from drug or money laundry. On your interest, please reply as soon as possible. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Yours truly, Khumalo Jeffery