This email with the subject "MUTUAL BENEFIT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 26 May 2008 05:52:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "GERALD WARREN" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
MR. GERALD WARREN
TEL: +27 74-1855-920
PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
I am Mr. GERALD WARREN, the Chief executive of NED BANK, my partner and me has decided to contact you because there is an account opened in this bank in 1999 and since 2001 and nobody has operated on this account again. After going through some old files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money out urgently it would be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this account is Mr Smith B. Andrew, a foreigner, and a miner at a Gold Company, a geologist by profession and died since 2000. No other person knows this account or anything concerning it, the account has no beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that the company does not know anything about this account and the money in this account is USD 45,000,000.00 (forty Five Million United States Dollars).
I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money cannot be approved to a local bank here but can only be approved to any foreign account because the money is in United State Dollars and the former owner Mr. Smith B. Andrew a foreigner too. I know that this message will come to you as a surprise as we don't know ourselves before, but be sure that it is real and genuine business. I only got your contact from internal affairs department with believe in God that you will never let me down in this business, considering my position as a public servant. You are the only person that I have contacted in this business, so please reply me urgently so that I will inform you on the next step to take immediately. Send also your private telephone and fax number including the full details of your account to be used for the deposit. I want us to meet face to face to sign a binding agreement to bind us together. And I will fly to your country for withdrawal and sharing and other investment.
Meanwhile, I am contacting you because of the need to involve a foreigner with a foreign account and foreign beneficiary. I need your full co-operation to make this work fine because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has the correct information of this account, which I will give you soon as you indicate your sincerity to co-operate with me, and capability to handle such amount in strict confidence and trust according to my instruction and Advice for our mutual benefit because this opportunity may never come again in my life. I need your strong assurance and trust that you will not let me down and With my position in the office I don't want anything that will Jeopardize my job so I advice that we should make secrecy and confidentiality our primary working condition, bearing in mind that I am a public servant I will also use my position and influence to effect legal approvals and onward transfer of this of this money into your account with appropriate clearance form of the ministries and foreign exchange department. At the Conclusion of this business, you will be given 20% of the total amount, 75% will be for my partner and me 5% will be for expenses, I look forward to your earliest reply.
MR. GERALD WARREN