This email with the subject "STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 15 Dec 2008 18:43:07 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR. LEVI NGOBEZE"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
MR. LEVI NGOBEZE.STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA ,9TH FLOOR, HEERENGRACHT TOWER ,STANDARD BANK CENTER ,CAPE TOWN , SOUTH AFRICA .DATE:5th Sept 2008.EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. I am Mr. Levi Ngobeze, Manager Standard Bank of South Africa , Cape town , Branch. I have an investment programmed for you. On June 6, 2004 , a foreign mining consultant/contractor with the South Africa Mining Corporation, Mr. Roger Beck made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the South Africa Mining Corporation that Mr. Roger Beck died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Roger Beck did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to South African Law, at the expiration of 7 (Seven) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the South Africa Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Roger Beck so that the fruits of this old man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. The money will be shared in the ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the Attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via the private fax number 27 11 5075870 or email address: email@example.com Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest in your country. Thanks and regards. Mr. Levi Ngobeze.