Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "REQUEST FOR URGENT TRANSFER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 08 Jan 2007 01:51:47 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.




                     REQUEST FOR URGENT TRANSFER.

In my quest for a reliable and trusted partner for a highly important and lucrative
venture cum investment, I came across your contact as a reliable partner for this venture.I am 
Mr.Frank Makoni,one of the senior Accountants
of AMALGAMATED BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA (ABSA). To highlight you on this proposal, there
is an account opened in this bank since 1980 till 1990 after which, nobody has operated on this 
account again till date. After going through some old
files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money out urgently it
would be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this account is Mr. Ben Andreas, a foreigner, and a 
miner at Kruger gold co., a geologist by profession
who died since 1990. No other person knows about this and my investigation further proved to me 
that his company does not know anything
about this account and the amount involved as he made it his personal account. The money 
outstanding before his death was (USD 26 Million) Twenty
Six Million United States Dollars.

I am now contacting you as a foreigner because this money cannot be approved to a
national with a local bank account here. But can only be approved to any foreign account because 
the money is in US dollars and the former
owner, a foreigner. I implore you to act as foreigner and beneficiary to the fund as I will then 
intimate you on the processes abound as well
as procure all the necessary documents required to lay claim to the money.

If you are capable and willing to handle such amount in strict confidence and trust
according to my instructions and advice for our mutual benefit I shall highly appreciate. I need 
trusted person in this business
because I do not want to make mistakes; I need your strong assurance and trust. With my position 
now in the office I can effect transfer of
this money to any foreigner's reliable account, which you can provide with assurance that this 
money will be intact pending my arrival in your
country for disbursement. On the alternative, you can come down here to South Africa for us to meet 
one to one.

Send me your private telephone and fax numbers upon receipt of this proposal, if you
genuinely want to assist and be a co-partner. As soon as you receive this money into
a foreign account or any account of your choice where the fund will be safe. I will proceed to your 
country for
onward percentage distributions and investment. I need your full co-operation to make this work 
because the management is ready to approve this
payment to any foreigner, who has correct information of this account, which I will give to you 
later immediately. I will use my position and
influence to effect legal approvals and onward transfer of this money to your account with 
appropriate clearance forms of the
ministries and foreign exchange departments. At the conclusion of this business, for your 
assistance, 25% of the total amount will be
accrue for you, 70% for me, while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during 
the process of the transfer .

I implore you to maintain the absolute confidentiality of this transaction.
Your earliest response is urgently awaited.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr.Frank Makoni.