This email with the subject "FROM, EDWIN JOHNSON" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 20 Feb 2007 07:05:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "edwin johnson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM, EDWIN JOHNSON ABSA Bank Absa Building, C/o Pretorius and Van der Walt Streets, P.O. Box 3915 Pretoria 0001 Tel:+ 27 73 190 2028(PRIVATE) Attn: President / C.E.O., Greeting from Johannesburg,In order to execute and transfer out (US$15Million) Fifteen Million United States Dollars from Absa Tel:Bank. I have picked up trust and courage to look for a reliable and trustworthy person like you who will be capable of this important transaction believing that you will never let me down either now or in the future since you have a reliable company.
My name is Micjohnson the Chief Auditing Officer of the Absa Bank. There is an account opened in this bank in 1997 and since 2001, nobody has operated this account. 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 Late Mr. Thomas C. Green of United Sates of America, was an Independent miner attached to Kruger Gold Company (KGCSA), a geologist by profession, and he died last two months. No other person knows about this amount or anything concerning it, I have contacted US embassy here and they are not aware of his sum held here in our bank, therefore the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that his family company in L.A. (Thomas Green Security Inc.) does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is (US$15,000,000.00).
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 cannot be approved by 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 based my move on trust and God's directive and we still have to meet possibly, sign some agreement before the final transfer of the fund into any of your chosen designated bank account.
Please, treat with utmost confidentiality.I will provide all necessary legal documents needed to back up any claim we may make including a copy of the detailed information and the account code. All I require from you is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law.
Contact me as quickly as possible after office hours between 16:00pm till late hours through the above telephone number and please with your personal contact details..
Expecting your urgent call. Yours faithfully, Mr EDWIN JOHNSON Te:l + 27 73 190 2028 _________________________________________________________________Get the ultimate real-time chat experience - Windows Live Messenger! http://messenger.live.com