This email with the subject "How are you?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 13 Jun 2007 07:22:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: MR. JOHN HUMA International Remittance Department (ABSA BANK) Johannesburg, South Africa. 13 JUNE 2007 I guess this letter may come to you as a surprise since I had no previous correspondence with you. I got your contact address from an associate working with the trade centre here in South Africa and I decided to propose to you this business in strict confidence. I am an Auditor and also one of the Executive Committee Member of Amalgamated Bank of South Africa (ABSA). I am writing in respect of an expatriate customer with my bank operating a domiciliary dollar account. Unfortunately and sadly too, he perished in the ill-fated Kenya Airways crash. The whole passengers on board died. Since the demise of this our customer, I have personally watched with keen interest to see the next of kin who will come to claim this fund of Eight Million Five hundred thousand U.S Dollars (US$8,500,000.00) only which has been in my bank for a very long time. However, nobody has shown up, hence this letter to you. On this note, I approach you in other that we discuss and agree on terms as partners so that with my contact in the bank, we will pull this money with you as the receiver (next of kin). The money will be deposited into any account you may provide. The banking regulation here in South Africa does not allow for such a huge amount of money to remain dormant more than four years, the bank will usually recall the money to the treasury as an unclaimed deposit. In view of this, should you indicate any positive interest, let me know your terms regarding remuneration. Please indicate your interest in this by making your personal telephone and fax number available to me. My telephone number is +27-73-612-1848, I can be reached 24 hours of the day. Awaiting your prompt response while appealing that this shall remain both confidential and secured. N: B: Please reply to my private email address: (firstname.lastname@example.org) Thank you and God Bless. Yours sincerely, MR. JOHN HUMA