This email with the subject "Notification from barclays bank" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 13 Feb 2010 04:22:54 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was BARCLAYS BANK© <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Thank you for your devoted time and willingness to adhere to me, my name is Mr. Samuel Thabo, an auditor with ABSA BANK of South Africa, a well known commercial bank which serves as an intermediary to BANK OF AMERICA in the UNITED STATES. After going through our files/system I now discovered the sum of USD 6,000,00 (SIX MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) that was laundered into South Africa with your personal details as the co-beneficiary of the said funds. After due verification carried out by my bank and BANK OF AMERICA, it was clear to us that a businessman name (withheld) has been using this means to siphon money out of UNITED STATES to SOUTH AFRICA and was caught in money laundering activities by the (FBI), after the intimidation by the FBI he opened up about his activities with some top officials in the bank. As South Africaís secret service provides the South African Government with a global convert capability to promote and defend the economic well-being of the country. Regional instability, terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and illegal narcotics. Absa bank wants to assist the Government to meet these challenges and in conjunction/agreement with Bank of America to pay out these floating funds to the co/beneficiary whose information where used in the money transfers. Kindly check the information above to see if itís correspond with your details. We have to take precautionary measures not to pay out to the wrong entity, I shall like you to get back to me in receipt of this vital message in conformity of the above. Thanks for your anticipated co-operation Yours Truly, Samuel Thabo