This email with the subject "URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 05 Jul 2008 00:15:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "john kular" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE.
FROM: JOHN KULAR
This very confidential request should not come as a surprise to you. I AM JOHN KULAR of UNITA rebel movement of Angola I was the defense intelligence officer (DIO) to the late rebel leader Dr JONAS SAVIMBI.
I received your contact from the international trade center/chamber of commerce here in Johannesburg (R.S.A) at the height of the crisis in my country Angola, my leader and commander of the UNITA rebel movement Dr Jonas Savimbi mandated me to create and equip a special army elite corps that will be in charge of the diamond rich western province.
This instruction was highly confidential and was back up with the sum of (US$28 million), Twenty eight Million United States Dollars. This fund was generated from diamond sales, and was mapped out for the purchase of arms and ammunitions for the elite corps from the Republic of South Africa.
I personally brought this fund to South Africa where I was supposed to negotiate and purchase the arms from (ARMSCOR). However, as the negotiation was in full gear, the news of the rebel leaders death was received and on confirmation, I was told that the leader was shot dead in his home in Angola.
After confirming the sad story, I decided to stop all negotiation and automatically became the sole owner of the fund since nobody knew about the transaction except the leader himself and now he is no more alive. I took this turn of event of event as an act of God because I have fought this rebellion for the past fourteen years and had nothing to show for all my efforts.
While the rebel leader was living in affluence. This war which is still going on between the rebel movement and government troops is not justifiable because it was based on greed, avarice and jealousy. Wasting lives and properties. Presently, this fund is deposited with a security company here in Johannesburg.
Although the contents of the content of the consignment was not disclosed to the security company. It is highly a confidential matter, which I am disclosing to you and will appreciate if the secrecy is maintained.
Right now, I am seeking for your assistance in providing an overseas account to enable me transfer this money out of South Africa to a place where it can be invested. I have made every necessary arrangement on my part to ensure a smooth remittance.
However due to my status as being under asylum, because I declared asylum immediately I stopped the negotiations, I can neither operate an account here nor can I make investment.
This is why I decided to transfer and invest this fund in your country.
For your assistance in providing an account, I will duly compensate you with 25% of the total sum and 5% is mapped out to cover every expenses that might be incurred in the course of the said transfer, while 70% will be for my investment that will be under your supervision. Due to my popularity back home, I have decided to keep my presence here to a low profile.
So I desire all information I have provided you to be kept secret. I am also in apposition to provide you with more details immediately I received acknowledgement of this letter from you showing positives interest to assist me.
Please feel free to contact me on my e-mail box above.