A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT BUSINESS AND CONFIDENTIAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 13 Nov 2006 01:22:25 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Lisbon Bank" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: DIRECTOR JABULANI THAMBO. DIRECTOR AUDIT / ACCOUNTS UNITS FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT MERCHANTILE LISBON BANK MERCHANTILE LISBON HOUSE 142 WEST, STREET SANDTON 2196 JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA Phone: +27 72 778 8666 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE DEAR CEO/DIRECTOR [THIS IS PRIVATE BUSINESS AND CONFIDENTIAL]With due honor and respect, I introduce myself to you for a better relationship. I am MR.JABULANI THAMBO the Director in charge of Audit/Accounts unit, Foreign Remittance Department of MERCHANTILE BANK OF LISBON in South Africa. Your contact is courtesy of Business online network via Internet as I decided to contact you for this beneficial transaction that is 100% risk free. During auditing, verifications/investigations in our bank at the end of last fiscal (financial) year, I discovered the sum of (US$22,500,000.00)TWENTY TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLERS in a dormant account belonging to Late Mr. Morris Thompson an American citizen who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on February 4th 2000, including his wife and only daughter.You shall read more about this crash on visiting this site. www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list
Our investigations reveal no survival –no NEXT OF KIN/RELATIONS for claims as we have long been expecting someone to forward applications forclaims as it applies to our banking regulations. Information / verifications from reliable sources confirmed that his supposed "NEXT OF KINS" died with him in the crash. However, I keep this information (SECRET) confidential within my jurisdiction to enable us submit claims and transfer this fund through trustworthy person whom we shall present to our bank as the BONAFIDE "NEXT OF KIN" to the deceased. We intent to credit this fund into any of your nominated (designated) offshore bank account for investments. Meanwhile, all domestic arrangements for claims have been put in place awaiting your acceptance to participate.
I will give you directives and all needed information as soon as I receive your positive response. Kindly understand that we could not carry out this on our own at based on the simple facts that we are civil servants and not allowed to operate foreign account that involves such huge amount, it will raise eyebrows on our side in terms of transfer being staff of the bank. Moreover, this fund belongs to a foreigner and demand same as next of kin to claim it.
Hence your contact for successful operation. My colleague and I have resolved to offering you 30% of the total sum as commission, extra 10% of all proceeds to be generated form subsequent investments and will make you a fund manager in a five (5) year irrevocable contractual business partnership. We will invest 50% of our shares into your firm provided it is profit orientated. 5% of the total fund will be set aside to re-imburse all expenses to be incurred in the course of this transaction such as telephone and other minor expenses.
I am assuring you of a smooth and successful transaction provided you display maturity and observe confidentiality. And it will interest you to know that the Reserve Bank will authorize credit of this fund into your account as contract payment to alleviate you from all queries regarding the source (originality) of fund and will provide you (beneficiary) with contractual (data) details to certify your bank or government if the need arises.
Therefore, be kind to clarify the following: 1. Can your account accommodate this fund in your local bank without government intervention or do you have an account outside your country where you may consider safe for this fund? 2. What are taxation rates in your country as I desire a low/free tax zone? 3. What other lucrative investments would you suggest as I intend banking, real estate and import/export investments? 4. Can you make residential documents and purchase a house for me and my family to relocate and settle in your country?
Looking forward for your urgent response through my private email email@example.com
Best regards, MR.JABULANI THAMBO, DIRECTOR AUDIT / ACCOUNTS UNITS FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT MERCHANTILE LISBON BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA _________________________________________________________________See their smiles, hear their laughter with Windows Live Messenger! http://messenger.live.com