This email with the subject "Investment/Partnership projects in your country" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:19:29 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Cliff Hill"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attn: Dear Sir/Madam, Request for Business Partnership/ Investment Assistance Based on the confidential nature of this business, I have decided to reach you through this means. Though, I know for Security Reasons, This is not the safest means to reach you, but was left with no other viable option since there is the Pressing Need to reach you. I am quite sure that this letter will surprise you since I have not been having previous correspondences with you. My Name Is Mr. Cliff Hill, I am a Financial Consultant in one of the leading Bank in South Africa. I have a Good Business Proposition for you which I know by the special Grace will be beneficial to you. Firstly before I proceed, I have to assure you that this letter is neither Junk, Illusion nor Mere Imagination, But practically achievable if given your maximum support and Co-operation. In June 2005, Mr. Patrick Bryant an American (Citizen), a Civil Engineer with the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction, (Saisco) Deposited the Sum Of $26 Million Us Dollars with our Bank (Branch) on a Five Year Fixed Deposit Basis. With his Son Mr. Ali W. Bryant, Registered as the Next Of Kin / Beneficiary to the Account. After the Five Years Expired, Mr. Patrick Bryant was not seen or heard from even the Son who is the Beneficiary nothing was heard from him. So I decided to roll the principal fund over. Since then It has been rolling over .I have sent Mails, Faxes to his numbers and addresses given still no response. I was forced to contact the (Saisco) were he has been working with but was surprised to hear from his employee that Mr. Bryant and his Son Died In An Auto crash, May his soul rest in peace? The South African Law States that, In Cases like this, The Funds Should be returned to the Government Treasurer Account. But I am seriously against returning this Old Mans sweat to the Govt. Account, because one of the corrupt Officials will steal these Funds from the Govt Account, so I have decided to Divert this Funds to my own private use. Already I have used my contact to withdraw these Funds & transfer it to South African Reserve Bank (Central Bank) for smooth and Successful transfer of the fund into any partner account that I will present as the Next of Kin to the Inheritance Fund. I am writing for you to assist me in safekeeping of this Funds as well as Investment purposes. You are to keep 30% of the total sum for yourself based on your assistance, 5% to take care of all the Expenses incurred during this transaction, while the remaining will be for me and my secretary for Investment in your Country were your expertise will be highly required for a meaningful investment projects. On receipt of your acceptance to this message, And a Mutual Agreement is Reached between us, I will send to you all the Vital Documents relevant to this transaction to enable you feel free to receiver the transfer without any trouble hence all the relevant documents will be legal arranged by a reputable attorney here in South Africa. Anticipating your urgent and favorable response to this business proposition. Because of the nature of my job and my political status, I will advise that you keep our entire correspondence secret until we do the right thing required of us and transfer the funds to any of your nominated bank account. Best Regards, Mr. Cliff Hill Tel: +27-73-4341145