Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "johnson taffa" <>

This email with the subject "FROM:JOHNSON TAFFA" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 11 Nov 2006 06:14:11 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "johnson taffa" <>, although it may have been spoofed.



I know that this message will come to you as a surprise since we donít know each other before, Your contact is courtesy of Business online network via Internet as I decided to contact you. but for purpose of introduction, I am Mr.JOHNSON TAFFA the Bank Manager of AMALGAMATED BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA (ABSA).

There is an account opened in this bank in 1980 and since 1990 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 is Mr. Smith
B.Andreas, a foreigner, and a miner at Kruger gold co., a geologist by profession and he died since 1990. 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 his company does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is 22,500,000.00 USD.{TWENTY TWO

I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money cannot be approved to a local bank here, but can only be approved to any foreign account because the money is in us dollars and the former owner of the account is Mr. Smith B.Andreas is a foreigner too. I know that this message
will come to you as a surprise as we don't know ourselves before. We will sign an agreement, but be sure that it is real and a genuine business. Please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take immediately. Send also your private telephone and fax number including the
full details of the account to be used for the deposit.

I want us to meet face to face or sign a binding agreement to bind us together so that you can receive this money into a foreign account or any account of your choice where the fund will be safe. And I will fly to your country for withdrawal and sharing and other investments. I am contacting you because of the need to involve a foreigner with foreign account and foreign beneficiary. I need your full co-operation to make this work fine because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner, who has correct information of this account, which
I will give to you later immediately, if you are capable and willing to handle such amount in strict confidence and trust according to my instructions and advice for our mutual benefit because this opportunity will never come again in my life.

I need truthful person in this business because I don't want to make mistake I need your strong assurance and trust. With my position now in the office I can transfer this money to any foreigner's reliable account, which you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending my physical arrival in your country for sharing. I will destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any place. You can also come to discuss with me face to face after which I will make this remittance in your presence and two of us will fly to your country at
least two days ahead of the money going into the account. I will apply for annual leave to get visa immediately I hear from you that you are ready to act and receive this fund in your account. I will use my position and influence to effect legal approvals and onward transfer of this money to
your account with appropriate clearance forms of the ministries and foreign exchange departments.

At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 30% of the total amount, 65% will be for me, and while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring. I look forward to your earliest reply through my
Yours truly,



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