A Scam Email with the Subject "BE OUR PARTNER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 01 Oct 2006 05:38:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Mr. Tom Weba <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: Mr. Tom Weba Email: email@example.com 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 co-operate with me or not. l wish to solicit for your assistance and co-operation in this financial transaction which l strongly believe will be of mutual benefit to both of us. I am Tom Weba, a Senior Investment Officer with the Johannesburg branch of a leading bank in South Africa. l and two of my colleagues wish to seek your assistance in the transfer of some huge sum of money into a foreign bank account for future investment This money; US$15.5 Million (Fifteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), was deposited in a fixed deposit account in the bank six years ago by an American national, who was into Gold mining and other precious stones. The length of time for the maturity of the fixed deposit was five years which expired at the end of last year. Incidentally, Mr. Jeff Stevens, who was the account owner, died of shock and heart failure as a result of events of the September 11th bombing of the World Trade Centre in America (he was in a nearby building and witnessed all the happening life), 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 so far written our bank in this regard. Because I was his investment Adviser at the time, he confided much in me, and this is why I know so much about this 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 in this regard that my colleagues have mandated me to provide a partner who will co-operate with us. We have agreed to compensate you with 30% of the total amount if you should accept to assist and be a part of us. lf you are interested in giving us the required assistance, kindly reply this mail stating your Telephone/Fax numbers for further details. You may please contact me only through e-mail (as indicated above) and my fax: +27-11-5075346. (Attention: Mr. Tom Weba). l am looking forward to a favorable reply from you soon. Feel free to ask any question in this regard. Yours Faithfully, Tom Weba.