Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Business Assistance/Investment Proposal

From: "franklin donald" <>

This email with the subject "Business Assistance/Investment Proposal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 01 Sep 2006 18:51:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "franklin donald" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attached Message
Chief Auditor of ABSA BANK:


77 Commissioner Avenue Sandston Johannesburg

South Africa.

Tel:+278 40223537

                           Business Assistance/Investment Proposal

Dear Ceo/Manager,

In order to transfer out (US$15.7 million) Fifteen million Seven
thousand United States dollars. from ABSA .I have picked-up the trust
courage to write you this letter with divine confidence that you are a
reliable and honest person who will be capable for this important
transaction believing also that you will never let me down either now
or in
the future.

My name is .Dr.Donald Ben, a senior Auditing Officer with the ABSA
Bank in
South Africa. There is an account opened in this bank in 1993 and since
nobody has operated on this account again. After going through some old
files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money
urgently it would be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this account
Arthur Gene Billings) died since Oct 31st 1999. No other person knows
this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other
beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that this company
not know anything about this account and the amount involved is
million) Fifteen million Seven hundred thousand United States dollars.

I want to transfer this sum of Thirty million United States Dollars
into a
safe foreign account abroad. I am contacting you based on the fact that
are a foreigner because this money can only be approved for payment to
foreigner, more so it can not be approved by any local bank here, as
money is in US Dollars hence the former owner of this account is a

I know that this proposal will come to you as a surprise as we don't
ourselves before, however I got your contact from an internet
here in South Africa, though I did not disclose the purpose of my
for a foreign business partner to him.

Although we will still have to meet possibly, sign some agreement
before the
final transfer of the fund into any of your chosen designated bank
I have involved a very senior official in the operational department
and we
have agreed that after the transfer of the money into your account, you
shall be entitled to 20% of the total sum; we the officials will take
while 5% is for expenses.

All necessary precautions have been taken to ensure a risk free
situation on
the side of both parties.

Please note that this deal can only take place on the following

[1].You will provide the bank account and other relevant
particulars/information for easy

and onward Remittance of this money.

[2].Absolute confidentiality and sincerity will be required and
considering our (me and my partners) positions in the bank.

[3].Assurance that our own due share will be released to us in good
when this money finally gets into your account.

All things being equal, this transaction will be concluded within 10
days as soon as we hear from you. Please treat with utmost
Contact me as quickly as possible through my e-mail box or telephone
Tel: +278 40223537

Expecting your urgent response,

Best Regards,

Yours faithfully,

Dr.Donald Ben

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