This email with the subject "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 11 Apr 2007 04:53:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Martin Bongo" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE MANAGER CREDIT & FOREIGN BILLS.
ABSA BANK <*xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />
Tel : 0027 738 233 262
My name is Dr Bongo Martin the Manager, Credit and Foreign bills of ABSA BANK SOUTH
Since the demise of this customer, I personally have watched with keen interest to see the next of kin to this customer, but all has proved abortive as no one has come to claim his funds of US$6.5M (Six 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 the banking ethics here does not allow such money to stay more than Ten years, because the money will be recalled to the bank treasury as unclaimed fund after this period. In view of this I got your contact through a trade journal when I was making a research on a foreigner I will use in this great opportunity. For your assistant I and my colleague are willing to give you 20% of the total amount.
Upon the receipt of your response, I will send you by fax the letter of application which you will re-type sign and send back to our bank to enable us start the 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 five banking days of receiving your response, after you apply to the bank as a relation to the deceased I will use my position to fasten the release and transfer of this customers money to you as the next of kin.
When you receive this letter. Kindly call me in signifying your decision. Please include your private Tel/Fax numbers for quick communication.
Manager Credit and Foreign Bills