Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Urgent Assistance


This email with the subject "Urgent Assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 23 Apr 2007 05:43:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Mr MAXWELL TAMBO, Bank Manager of a Reputable bank in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, and 
Republic of South Africa. I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.On 
feb 27, 2001, a British Oil Consultant/contractor with the South African Mining Corporation, (Name 
deliberately with held) made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at 
US$50,000,000.00 (Ffity Million Dollars) 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 
African Mining Corporation, that the depositor 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  the depositor did 
not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents,US$50,00,000.00 is still 
sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each 
year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Laws of Republic of South Africa,at 
the expiration of 10(Ten) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the South African 
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 the depositor so that the fruits of this old man's 
labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials.

This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the 
attorney will prepare the Necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the next 
of kin.We shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting and notarisation of the WILL and to 
obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favour for the 
transfer. A bank account in any part of the world that you will provide will then facilitate the 
transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin.The money will be paid into your 
account for us to share in the ratio of 60%for me and 35% for you and 5% for any expenses that we 
are going to incue.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 email address.Upon 
your response, I shall then  provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help 
you understand the transaction.

Please send me your full name,address, confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy 
communication.Also,Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction 
would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share 
in your country.

Thanks and Regards.
Mr.Maxwell Tambo

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