This email with the subject "TRANSFER OF USD$30,000,000.00" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 16 Feb 2007 03:11:04 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Donald Duke <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK: MR DUKE NKOSI FIRST NATIONAL BANK (FNB) JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA Email: email@example.com Email;firstname.lastname@example.org ATTN:Chairman/Ceo, TRANSFER OF USD$30,000,000.00 I will begin by introducing myself to you as the CURRENT CHIEF AUDITOR GENERAL, OF FIRST NATIONAL BANK (FNB)(JOHANNESBURG BRANCH) Republic of South Africa. I have the privilege of having your profile courtesy of your countryís network online on my search for a foreign partner who will join hands with me to execute an ongoing deal, and I am writing to solicit your sincere co-operation in order to redeem an investment interest currently being held under TRUST with my partner at service who is also a key personnel. During the course of our auditing, I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in 1996 by a foreign customer, and since 2000 nobody has operated on this account again, after going through some old files in the records, I discovered that the owner of the account died without a [Heir/WILL] hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this account is a 61yrs old MR. MORRIS THOMPSON a British National and great industrialist who is a resident of Alaska. He unfortunately lost his life together with his wife MRS. THELMA THOMPSON as well as his daughter MISS. SHERYL THOMPSON in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000, including his wife and only daughter leaving nobody to claim the money. You shall read more news about the crash on visiting this site: (www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/)(http://www.alaskaair.com/E_latest.asp) No other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that the account is a secret account. The total amount involved is THIRTY MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS only [USD$30,000,000.00] and we wish to transfer this money into a safe foreigners account abroad. As the Head of accounts in the department, Iíve with my Director General (DG) carefully initiated the process of transferring the money using a foreign partner with the hope of having the fund transferred abroad for investment on our behalf and we are hopeful you will agree with our intention to arrange payment of the claim in your name. We require that you let us prepare and file the claim for the money from this Department indicating your name as the appointed beneficiary of the FUND. Upon approval of the payment, we shall transfer the said amount to your account, and since the money will be paid directly into your bank account to be nominated by you, you will have the responsibility to ensure that we receive our share of the money after disbursements which I and my colleagues have decide will be 70% while you will keep 30% as you personal commission. I have to assure you however, that we are to make the payment of the fund possible provided you are ready to meet with us and give us a strong GUARANTEE that our share of the fund will be secured in your hands and that you will not betray our trust in making the transfer of the fund into your bank account. This is basically safe and risk-free involvement as it is not prone to any Enquirer since we are all active partners and will not want to loose our position in Government and the Department. Meanwhile I demand that you keep this transaction very PRIVATE and CONFIDENTIAL in view of our personal involvement. Full details of the processes for the claim will be provided as soon as we receive your response and acceptance to be part of this agreement expecting the immediate indication of your interest by email. Kindly adopt and treat accordingly (Remember to include your private phone and fax numbers as you reply) Best Regards, MR DUKE NKOSI