Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Dear Friend, Please Read carefully and get Back To Me

From: "MR. Marshall Rapiya" <>

This email with the subject "Dear Friend, Please Read carefully and get Back To Me" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 07 Sep 2007 17:39:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "MR. Marshall Rapiya" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend,

I know that this email may come to you as a surprise but due to the
urgency of this transaction. First I must solicit your confidence in this
transaction, this is by virtue of it's nature as being utterly
confidential and top secret. Though I know that a transaction of this
magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring
you that all will be well at the end of the day. There is no doubt that
trust conceptually is a conundrum which leads itself to deferring
interpretation, we have decided to contact you due to the urgency of this

I am the CREDIT OFFICER foreign remittance department of OLD MUTUAL BANK
SOUTH AFRICA. I came to know you in my private search for a reliable and
reputable person to handle this Confidential Transaction, which involves
the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account requiring maximum

I am writing to you, following the impressive information received about
you from the chambers of commerce. I believed that you are capable and
reliable to champion this business opportunity. Before the U.S and Iraqi
war our client Mr Rasheed Ibrahim who was an Iraqi  BusinessMan and also
Deals On crude oil With The South African Petroleum Corporation made a
numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of 
$14,500,000.00(Fourteen million Five Hundred thousand united state 
Dollars) only in my branch. Upon maturity several notices were sent to
him,even during the war, again after the war several notifications were
sent and still no response came from him. We later found out that Mr
Rasheed Ibrahim and his family had been killed during the war in a bomb
blast that hit their home in

Since we got information about his death with further investigation it was
also discovered that Mr Ibrahim did not declare any next of kin in his
official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also
confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me
knew of his deposit in my bank. So, Fourteen million Five Hundred Thousand
United State Dollars is still
 lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What
bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the
expiration of four years the funds will revert to the treasury of the
South African Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Against
this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a
foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr Rasheed Ibrahim so that you
will be able to receive his funds. The request of foreigner as next of
kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a
foreigner and a south african cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.

I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall
come out successful. I have discussed with the bank attorney that will
prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to
Mr Rasheed Ibrahim, all that is required from you at this stage is for you
to provide me with your full Names and Address so that the attorney can
commence his job. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney
will also fill in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary
approval and letter of probate/Administration in your favour for the
movement of the funds to an account that will be provided by you.

There is no risk involved at all in this as we are going to adopt a
legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary

Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning
this issue.Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank
account we shall share in the ratio of 65% for me, 30% for you and 5% for
any expenses incurred during the course of this transaction.

If you are interested please send me your contact details, private phone
and fax numbers for easy communication, and i will provide you with more
details of this operation.

Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kind Regards.

MR. Marshall Rapiya