This email with the subject "Hello there" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 01 Jul 2008 13:55:59 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Peter Moyo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr. Peter Moyo, South Africa Deposit Bank Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa. My Dear, I am Mr. Peter Moyo, manager of audit at the foreign remittance department of the South Africa Deposit Bank. In my department, we discovered an abandoned sum of US$14,700,000.00 (Fourteen Million, Seven Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only) in an account that belonged to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family, on November 1998, in a ghastly plane crash. Since we got the information about his death, we have been expecting his next-of-kin to come over and claim his money because we can not release it unless somebody applied for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased asindicated in our banking guidelines. Unfortunately, nobody has come forward to claim this money. It is based on this that I have decided to establish a cordial business relationship with you by contacting you. We want you to present yourself as the next of kin through your relation with the deceased, so that the funds can be remitted into your account. Moreover, we do not want the money to go into a government account as unclaimed bills. The banking laws and guidelines here stipulates that any account abandoned or is dormant for a period of 10 years, is deemed closed and all money contained there in forfeited to the government treasury account. Now, it is being speculated that the above sum will be transferred into the government account as an unclaimed fund on or before the middle of 2008, when nobody comes forward to lay claims. The reason for requesting you to present yourself as next of kin, is occasioned by the fact that the deceased (customer) was a foreigner, and we have access to his detailed bio data which you will hold as a weapon to present yourself as the next of kin. The mode of sharing after a successful transfer of the money into your account, shall be 65% for me. For the role you will be expected to play in this deal, i have agreed to give you 25% of the total sum and 10% for the expenses we are going to encounter by both of us in the course of this transaction. Therefore, you are expected to reply this letter indicating your readiness and interest to participate in this business. After receiving your reply, you will be communicated to with the exact steps to take. I expect your urgent response. I shall contact you for further discussion on this matter, to enable us conclude this transaction urgently without any delay or hitch. Please treat this business proposal as strictly confidential for security reasons considering my official position here in SADB. Do confirm your positive disposition towards this transaction by reaching me at (email@example.com) Regards, Mr. Peter Moyo.