The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

Subject:  Investment
From:  "mc ben" <>
Date:  Mon, 07 May 2007 11:29:33 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "Investment" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 07 May 2007 11:29:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "mc ben" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

My dear friend,
My name is Mr,Mc Ben, 
account officer to the great late diseased who has an account in one of the
top banks here in South Africa. The account was opened in 2001 and he
died in 2004 without a written or oral WILL and since 2004 nobody has
operated on this account again hence the money is floating and if I do not remit
this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing and the Govt.of
South Africa will confiscate the funds for their personal use which I
personally don't want such incident to happen being that this is a great
opportunity for me. My contact is for you to please assist me to transfer the
fund ($172,654,000.00 USD)One Hundred & Seventy Two Million Six Hundred And Fifty
Four Thousand United State Dollars from a Cooperate Bank here in
South Africa to an oversea account. I have packaged this transaction that will be
of mutual benefit to us. As the branch manager, it is my duty to
send a financial report to my head office in the capital city, Pretoria, at
the end of each financial year.I have moved the funds into what the bank call Escrow Holding Account with no beneficiary. Meanwhile as you know I can not be directly
connected to this money for obvious reasons. So my contacting you is to assist me receive
the funds in your bank account in your country; which I know is
possible if you liaise properly with me and get 30% of the total funds as your
benefit.  The transfer would be made via swift and it will be a Bank-to-Bank
wired transfer. All I need from you is to stand claim as the original depositor of
this fund. I will compute your particulars as the person who made
the deposit in my branch, so that my head office will immediately order
the transfer to your designated bank Account.
Email me if you think we can work together. Thanks for your
understanding and co-operation.
Yours truly,
  Mr.Mc Ben,