A Scam Email with the Subject "call me urgently" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Nov 2008 23:51:00 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "CLIFF HILL" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
TEL+ 27-73-986-3114 FAX+ 27-11-507-6932 EMAIL: email@example.com Dear Partner, Request for Confidential Business Relationship Compliments of the day! Please I will appreciate it if you would avail yourself of this opportunity, but first of all I must inform you who I am and appeal that this information should be kept very confidential. It is also my utmost pleasure writing you this confidential business offer irrespective of the fact that we have not met before or done any thing that will re-impose absolute confidence but nevertheless, I got your contact through the Information Exchange Bureau South Africa, and it is in line of this strong perspective that I am very determined to communicate you with much conviction that you will give my proposal due thought and consideration. But with due respect and regards, I am Mr. Cliff Hill, an experienced banker in practice with one of the major reputable banks here in South Africa. Having been working in the Accounts/Operations Department for several years, I have been investigating and making a research particularly about an account in my department that has been un-operational for over 13 years, an account belonging to Malcolm Macmillan, who was an international businessman in China. I have personally tried establishing contact with any body relating to this account owner with details I retrieved but to no avail, besides; this account has no stated next of kin attached whatsoever. The bank has stated their decision to declare Malcolm Macmillan funds redundant and deposited into governments treasury account as an un-claimed fund, if his next of kin does not put up a claim within the next couple of weeks, in accordance with the South Africa government laws to confiscate all unclaimed funds in all banks and building societies in the country. I had a real serious thought on the whole issue, been that I have judiciously been working in the banking industry for quite some years now without much credit to show for it, but I lack the comfort and luxury that comes with a normal life. So based on this, I decided that the fund should be our retirement benefit. I therefore ask to seek your consent to present you as the next of kin / Executor, since you are also a foreigner, so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$26.5 million can be paid/transferred to your nominated overseas bank account, so that we can share the funds between us. I will be working behind the scene while you will handle the application of claim and every detail necessary to ensure that the fund is secured and released to an account you will designate. It may interest you to know that choosing you was not an easy task for me, as I had to ensure that whom, I will deal with regarding this transaction must be a person of high integrity, accountability and must be resourceful. Be rest assured that I am entrusting this deal in your care. I guarantee you that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of the law and although I know that a transaction of this magnitude appears to be apprehensive, I would like to assure you that I am sending you this information with the best of intensions. Please indicate your telephone and fax numbers and your genuine willingness and your urgent response at my above private email will be highly appreciated in this regard. Thanks and God bless, Mr. Cliff Hill