This email with the subject "CONSIDER THIS URGENTLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 14 Jul 2009 06:24:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "DANIEL"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MR. DAN DIMELANG THE CHIEF AUDITOR (F.N.B) SOUTH AFRICA. TEL: +27 786 676 289 Dear Sir I know that this massage will come as a surprise to you since we don't know each other, but for the purpose of introduction, I am MR. DANIEL DIMELANG, THE CHIEF AUDITOR of First National Bank of South Africa (F.N.B). First and foremost, I apologize using this medium to reach you for a transaction / business of this magnitude, but this is due to confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this medium. Be informed that a member of South Africa Export Promotion Council (SEPC) who was at the Government delegation to your country during a trade exhibition gave your enviable credentials / particulars to me. I plead to seek a confidential co-operation with you in the execution of the deal described hereunder for the benefit of all the parties concerned and hope you will keep it as a top secret because of the nature of this transaction. There is an account opened in this Bank in 1998 and since 2006 nobody has operated on this account again. After going through some files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money urgently, it would be forfeited. The owner of the account is Mr. Smith Andreas, a foreigner and miner at Kruger Gold Company, a geologist by profession, who, as learnt from his last known work place, unfortunately died in 2005, and ever since no person knows about this account or anything concerning it. The account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that his company does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is US$21,750,000.00 (Twenty-One million, Seven hundred & Fifty thousand United States dollars). I am only contacting you as a foreigner because the money cannot be approved to a local bank here but can only be approved to any foreign account because the money is in United States dollars and the former owner of the account/fund Mr. Smith Andreas was also a foreigner. We will sign an agreement and be rest assured that it is 100% risk free and a genuine business. Please reply urgently so that I can inform you of the next step to take immediately. Send also your private phone numbers, email address including details of the account (a new account may be good for this) to be used for the deposit and transfer. I want us to meet face to face or sign a binding agreement to bind us together so that you can receive this money into a foreign account or any account of your choice where the funds will be safe. I will fly to your country for withdrawal and sharing and other investments. 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 immediately 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 because this opportunity may never come my way again in life. I need a truthful person in this business because I don't want to make mistakes. I need your strong assurance and trust. With my position now in the office, I can transfer this money to any reliable foreign account that you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending my physical arrival in your country for sharing. All documents of transaction will be destroyed immediately we receive this money, leaving no trace to any place. You can also come to discuss with me face to face after which will make remittance in your presence and two of us will fly to your country at least two days ahead of the money going into your account. I will apply for annual Leave to get visa immediately I hear from you that you are ready to receive this fund in your account. 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, you will be given 25.6% of the total amount, 59% will be for us while the 14.5% will be for expenses we might incur during the process of transfer. I look forward to your earliest reply through my e-mail address: email@example.com Best regards, MR. DAN DIMELANG.