A Scam Email with the Subject "How are you?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 08 Sep 2010 07:24:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Robert Johnson"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I'm Robert Johnson, expert in corporate and legal claims; I'm a partner at Johnson & Associates, London, United Kingdom. I am contacting you in regards to a deceased client who died in an auto accident in Cape Town, South Africa in March 2007; he was a prominent client of mine. He happens to be from your country originally and share the same last names with you. Before his death, my client deposited valuables worth (US$25Million) at the vault of a financial institution in South Africa, documentations regarding these transaction indicates that claims can only be made by his relative/ family member. Unfortunately he had no will at the time of his death. All efforts made through some Private Investigators have revealed no link to any of his family member. But your name came up as a possible relative. However, the South African law of succession/claims/fund indicates a duration in which such claims could be tolerated. The financial institution have mandated me to present the next of kin or a relative who will claim the funds and Failure to respond to this ultimatum would legally allow the financial institute to report this funds to the South African Reserve Bank as unclaimed funds(Lack of supersede). I have put in place all necessary requirements concerning the release of this funds and it is my intention to introduce this opportunity to you as the beneficiary. Please note that I'm legally equipped with all necessary information/documentations concerning this fund. Upon your decision of acceptance, I would process the release of these funds to your possession as the Beneficiary. Immediately you get in touch with me by email or fax, I would be able to inform you on how this could be concluded. In conclusion, it's my concern to demand your ultimate honesty, co-operation and confidentiality to enable us conclude this transaction. I GUARANTEE that this process would be executed under a legitimate arrangement that would legally protect you from any breach of the law. Best regards, Robert Johnson Private Fax: +448712563179 N:B. Please send your reply by return email or fax.