A Scam Email with the Subject "YOUR RECOVERED FUND, PLEASE SEND MAIL OR CALL PROF. SAMSON NGOBENI." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 18 Sep 2008 09:26:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Dr. David Njama Radebe" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
The Treasury office of the Department of Finance here in the Republic of South Africa, has investigated your fund, which has been on transfer process for some period of time. During the second quarter of the general Financial Auditing in the South African Reserve Bank, the office of the auditing and fund recovery unit, has recovered your fund at the tune of US$2,000,000.00, which was to be paid to you through bank-to-bank transfer to your bank account. After the auditing, the SARB decides that all recovered and returned fund should be paid to their various beneficiaries within 21 days starting from today. This decision was taking by the Board of the auditors and the External Affairs in the Department of Finance (Office of the Treasury), and at present your fund is in the escrow account of the South African Reserve Bank. It has been understood by our investigation team, that this fund was acquired by you as a result of the initial inheritance of fund, which an agent in South Africa was supposed to remit the fund into your bank account in your country some time ago, although you have not rec eived the fund due to the fact that the South African Revenue Service Department and some other finance entities requested for some payment, including the Inland Revenue Tax. The Department of Finance has signed the released of your fund, and it has also decided that your fund should be paid out to you without any further delay. For your full identification and completion of your payment, you are hereby advised to send to our agent (Citizens Finance Corp of South Africa), your full information as stated below: NAME:, AGE:, ADDRESS:, OCCUPATION:, PHONE AND FAX NUMBER: and EMAIL: Note that the Department of Finance has ordered and assigned our accredited agent (Citizens Finance Corp of South Africa) to carry out your payment, therefore you should urgently contact them on the following details; CONTACT PERSON: Prof. SAMSON NGOBENI COMPANY: CITIZENS FINANCE CORP OF SOUTH AFRICA POSITION: PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR PHONE :+27 73 442 2511 Fax :+27 86 647 6683. EMAIL:email@example.com,or firstname.lastname@example.org PAYOUT AMOUNT: US$2,000,000.00 I N WORDS: TWO MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY. Please contact the above person on phone urgently +27 73 442 2511 and request them to give you more information on the means which you will receive your fund. As soon as our agent (Citizens Finance Corp of South Africa) has confirmed to us that you have contacted them, the Department of Finance will proceed to hand over your fund to (Citizens Finance Corp of South Africa) and request them to commence your payment with immediate effect. Waiting for your reply for further proceedings. Regards, Dr. David Njama Radebe Department of Treasury Ministry of Finance Republic of South Africa.