This email with the subject "PLEASE OBSERVE UTMOST DISCRETION." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 14 Mar 2007 05:39:57 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Lucas Mbeki" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. Kumalo Lucas Mbeki Amalgamated Banks of South Africa Ltd 4th Floor Absa Towers East 170 Main Street Johannesburg South Africa. Email: email@example.com Dear Friend, In our search for a trustworthy individual to work with us on a very important and confidential project, we came across your esteemed profile. My name is Kumalo Lucas Mbeki, a principal executive officer in the audit department of the Amalgamated bank of South Africa (ABSA) here in South Africa. During the yearly preliminary in-house auditing of accounts, I discovered an account opened in 1999 and since 2002 has remained dormant which means that nobody has been operating it up till date. The total amount in this account is US$5.6m less accrued interest. Working together with the audit manager, we decided to investigate this account for more information. We discovered that the owner of this account, a foreigner has died inter-state leaving no heirs or next of kin who could make a claim. Presently, we are the only two people in our organization with access to this information and we have decided to keep it that way and claim the money for ourselves using a third party who will take the place of the deceased next of kin. We will supply the necessary information on the deceased and ensure that the claim application is giving immediate approval. All the necessary documents that will ensures the successful and quick completion of this business will be procured. This business is risk-free as the architects of this offer are the TOP high ranking officials of this bank that would have raised the red flag but by our full participation in this enterprise, you can go to bed with your two eyes closed. Please endeavour to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. I would appreciate if you reply me through my private mail box (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you be interested please send me your Full Names, Private Phone/Fax and Current Residential Address and finally after that I shall provide you with more details of this operation. Endeavour to contact me immediately via my personal email address: (email@example.com) Best Regards, Mr.Kumalo Lucas Mbeki.