This email with the subject "Fund Transfer" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 22 Aug 2006 20:17:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Henry Mbote" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr.Henry Mbote. 20 Both Street, Springs Johannesburg, South Africa. Tel:+27 838 649 787 Dear Sir/Madam,I know that this business proposal will come to you as surprise since we dont know each other before but that doesn't mean that you will not be of a great help to me, but first let me introduce myself, I am Mr.Henry Mbote, the CHIEF AUDITOR (ABSA) BANKS OF SOUTH AFRICA.
There is an account opened in this bank in 1996 and since 2003 nobody has operated on this account again but all this came to light after an internal auditing that I conducted by going through some old files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money out immediately it would be forfeited for no reason.
Therefor the owner of this account is Late Mr.Jonas M.Savimbi The formal UNITA(ANGOLA) Rebels leader. and he died since 2002. 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 this company does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is (US$8M) EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS.
I am only contacting you as a foreigner partner because this money can not be approved to a local bank here, but can only be approved to any foreign account because the money is in US Dollars. We will sign an agreement, but I assure you 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 number and fax number including the full details of the account to be used for the deposit.
I want us to meet face to face in other sign a binding agreement together that will guard both parties. I am assuring you that everything regarding this transfer is 100% free risk.I need your strong assurance and trust. With my position now in the office I can transfer this money to any foreign 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 use my position and influence to effect the 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, please i want to get all this information from you.
(1)What is the bank taxation where this fund is going. (2)How many of you are involved in this project.(3)What is your current position in the establishment or company where your working.
(4)I would like you to give me an insight of investing in your country by a foreigner.
Meanwhile, i would like to receive your private tel/fax numbers for easy communication.I look forward to your earliest reply. If my proposal is acceptable to you and you are willing to assist, please let me know so that it will enable us to start the transfer without any delay.
I will hang-on until I hear from you. Regards, Mr.Henry Mbote. _________________________________________________________________Windows Live™ Messenger has arrived. Click here to download it for free! http://imagine-msn.com/messenger/launch80/?locale=en-gb