This email with the subject "PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL PROPOSA" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 04 Oct 2006 22:16:40 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "harry kobindi" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: MR. HARRY KOBINDI. PHONE: 00 27 731 316 566 E-MAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir/Madam,I am a staff of a reputable bank here in South Africa. I will give you the name of the bank and other important information if I receive a positive reply from you.
For security reasons I cannot disclose my full identity to you for now until I am sure of your cooperation. I work in the operations dept where I serve as account officer to numerous customers. One of the customers whom I worked as his account officer was a wealthy diamond merchant from the Republic of Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa. He lost his family in the war. He was lucky to escape alive and came to this country with his wealth. Unfortunately he died few years back.
Because this man was good to me when he was alive, I took it upon myself to travel to his country last month, to see if I could locate any of his close relations. On reaching there I discovered that his only surviving uncle died a few months back. I sponsored this trip on my own and nobody in the bank knew I was undertaking the journey so I did not present any official report of my findings in South Africa.
Now there are two things I could do with respect to the dead man's money. First, as his accounts officer, I could formally notify the bank authorities that the man is dead and has no next of kin. In this case the money would be forfeited to the government after some time. 0n the other hand, I can arrange for someone, a foreigner, to act as the next of kin of the late man so that he/she can claim the money. This is the option l have decidedd to take to help myself and whoever that God brings my way. I took this option after my findings that this fund actually was a public fund looted by highly place government officials under the brutal military government. I want you to be my partner. All you would have to do is act as the next of kin of the dead man and the whole money in the account will be transferred to your nominated bank account. As the account/s officer to the late man, I have all the necessary documents that you require to claim the money in the account.
Please contact me with the below required details for the success of this operation:
1. FULL NAMES: 2. CONTACT ADDRESS: 3. TEL/FAX NUMBER: 4. MOBILE NUMBER: 5. AGE: 6. OCCUPATION:The total money in the account is USD$17 million. I hope to resign my job as a banker to join you in a viable business partnership at the eventual transfer of this fund. Kindly Reach me immediately using the above contact information. Also provide me with your direct telephone and fax numbers for easy communication.
Yours truly, MR. HARRY KOBINDI. _________________________________________________________________Windows Live™ Messenger has arrived. Click here to download it for free! http://imagine-msn.com/messenger/launch80/?locale=en-gb