A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM JOSEPH" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 18 Nov 2006 04:28:12 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Mr.Joseph Mbata <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEVELOPMENT BANK SOUTH AFRICA MOKOYA TOWERS, SUITE 068, BRAAMFOINTEEN 2000 , JOHHANESBURG email@example.com +27726376042 Attention: HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL Greetings, This mail may come to you as a surprise but I plead with you to patiently read through it before making a decision whether to assist me or not.I wish to solicit for your assistance in the transaction which l strongly believes will be of mutual benefit to both of us if treated with trust and confidentiality that it deserve. I am Mr.Joseph Mbata(FCAA), the chief accountant of African Development Bank (AFDB). I and my colleague wish to seek your assistance in the transfer of some huge sum of money into a foreign bank account. This money was deposited Eight years ago in a fixed deposit account in my bank by an Oil consultant/contractor with the South African Mining corporation. (Name deliberately withheld for now) The length of time for the maturity of the fixed deposit was Six years, which expired towards the ending of last year. Upon maturity, a routine notification was sent to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, a reminder was also sent and finally we discovered from his Contract employers - The South African Mining Corporation that the depositor died in since 2000. On further investigation, I found out that the depositor/beneficiary actually died in a plane crash, in May 2000 and he left nobody as next-of-kin to claim this money. All efforts made to trace any known relations of his proved abortive, and no one has written our bank in this regard. Hence, this said money is still lying in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. Now it’s clear no one will ever come forward to claim it.And according to the Laws of Republic of South Africa, the money will revert to the ownership of The South African Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. All modalities for the successful transfer of this money into an offshore bank account have been put in place and we are looking for a trust worthy foreign partner into whose bank account this fund would be remitted to and it is this regard that my colleague has mandated me to provide a partner who will assist us. We have agreed to compensate you with 25% of the total amount if you should accept to assist us. If you are interested in giving us the required assistance, kindly reply these mails stating your Telephone/Fax numbers for further action.Because of the secrecy surrounding this transaction, l suggests that you contact me only through this e-mail, until further notice. I am looking forward to a favorable reply from you soon. Feel free to ask any question in this regard and please reply through my private mail box:firstname.lastname@example.org I remain, Yours Faithfully, Mr.Joseph Mbata +27726376042