A Scam Email with the Subject "JOIN ME IN THIS PARTNERSHIP ENDEAVOR, PLEASE READ: http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9708/06/guam.passenger.list" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 22 Jul 2006 19:06:57 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "MR. BRACON SMITH" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE ACTING MANAGER/ CONTROLLER FOREIGN INVESTMENTS AND BILLS REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA. Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com DEAR FRIEND My name is Mr. Bracon Smith The Acting Manager/ controller Foreign Investments And Bills Republic of South Africa, I am writing in respect of a foreign customer in one of our banks with account number 908-14-255-114 whose name is Cho Kwiyoung(Mr.), an American citizen who died in a plane crash [Korean Air Flight 801] with the whole passengers onboard on August 6,1997. And for your perusal you can view this website http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9708/06/guam.passenger.list Since the demise of this customer, I personally has watched with keen interest to see the next of kin but all has proved abortive as no one has come to claim his funds of US$20.5M (Twenty Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which has been with our branch for a very long time. On this note, I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the Next of Kin as no one has come up as his next of kin. And our monetary laws here does not allow such money to stay more than eight years in the bank, because the money will be disbursed by the government since funds are unclaimed. In view of this, I got your contact through the internet research as I was making a research on a foreigner who will assist me in this great opportunity. For your assistant I am willing give you 20% of the total amount. Upon the receipt of your response, I will send you by fax or e-mail the letter of application for the release of the funds which you will fill, sign and send back to our office to enable us start this processing of this claim. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this business is hitch free and that you should not entertain any fear as all modalities for the smooth and easy transfer of this fund has been finalized, this transaction will be completed within seven banking days of receiving your response, after you apply to the National Treasury as a relation to the deceased. When you receive this letter. Kindly send me an e-mail or fax signifying your decision. Please include your private Tel/Fax numbers for quick communication on my personal email address:firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Yours Sincerely, MR. BRACON SMITH. FAX: +27 732 742 076 TEL: +27 839 820 957