This email with the subject "Request for Business Partnership/ Investment Assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:26:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "John Mark"<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. I got your contact through my earnest search for a reliable and honest individual/company who is capable of handling this business transaction. My Name Is Mr. John Mark, an Auditor in one of the leading prime Banks 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. Unfortunately, a deceased client of mine that shares the same last surname with you, died in plane crash with his wife and the only son. He was a Contractor with the Anglo Gold of South Africa, (Anglo Gold) he deposited the Sum Of $26 Million Us Dollars with our Bank (Branch) on a five years fixed deposit basis. After the five years expired, my client was not seen or heard from. 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 (Anglo Gold) were he has been working with but was surprised to hear from his employee that my Client and his entire family died in a plane crash leaving a vacuum to be filled, May there soul rest in peace? The South African Law States that, In cases like this, the funds Should be returned to the Government Treasurer Account as an unclaimed deposit. But I am seriously against returning this Old Mans sweat to the Government Account, because one of the corrupt Officials will steal these Funds from the Government Account, so I have decided to Divert this Funds for 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 foreign partner account that I will present to the bank as the Next of Kin to the Inheritance Fund. I am writing for you to assist me in safe keeping of this Funds as well as Investment purposes. You are to keep 30%, of the total sum for yourself based on your noble assistance, 5%, will be to re-inburse all the expenses which will be incurred during this transaction, while the remaining 65% ,will be for me and my colleagues involved 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 receive the transfer without any trouble hence all the relevant documents will be legal arranged by a reputable attorney here in South Africa. 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 you will provide any were in the world. Anticipating your urgent and favorable response to this business proposition. Best Regards, Mr. John Mark (Auditor)