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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Chief Auditor of ABSA BANK: THE AMALGAMATED BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA (ABSA) 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 hundred thousand United States dollars. from ABSA .I have picked-up the trust and courage to write you this letter with divine confidence that you are a reliable and honest person who will be capable for this important business 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 1999 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 out urgently it would be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this account (Mr. Arthur Gene Billings) died since Oct 31st 1999. No other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that this company does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is (US$15.7 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 you are a foreigner because this money can only be approved for payment to a foreigner, more so it can not be approved by any local bank here, as this money is in US Dollars hence the former owner of this account is a foreigner too. I know that this proposal will come to you as a surprise as we don't know ourselves before, however I got your contact from an internet consultant here in South Africa, though I did not disclose the purpose of my seeking 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 account. 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 75% 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 conditions:- .You will provide the bank account and other relevant particulars/information for easy and onward Remittance of this money. .Absolute confidentiality and sincerity will be required and guaranteed, considering our (me and my partners) positions in the bank. .Assurance that our own due share will be released to us in good faith when this money finally gets into your account. All things being equal, this transaction will be concluded within 10 working days as soon as we hear from you. Please treat with utmost confidentiality. Contact me as quickly as possible through my e-mail box or telephone number: Tel: +278 40223537 Expecting your urgent response, Best Regards, Yours faithfully, Dr.Donald Ben _________________________________________________________________ Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! Download today it's FREE! http://messenger.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200471ave/direct/01/