This email with the subject "Dear friend !!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 08 May 2015 16:05:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "MARTINS WEBER"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend !!! My name is Martins D Weber.I work in the credit and accounts department of STANDARD BANK PLC OF SOUTH AFRICA . I write you in respect of a foreign customer with Domicilliary A/C number 6402356789. His name is Engineer Manfred Becke. He was among those who died in a plane crash some time ago. Sir,since the demise of this our customer, Engineer Manfred Becke, who was an oil merchant/contractor, I have kept a close watch of the deposit records and accounts and since then no body has come to claim the money in this a/c as next of kin to the late Engineer Manfred Becke. He had only $18.5mllion in his a/c and the a/c is coded. It is only an insider that could produce the code or password of the deposit particulars. As it stands now, there is nobody in that position to produce the needed information other than my very self considering my position in the bank. Based on the reason that nobody has come forward to claim the deposit as next of kin, I hereby ask for your co-operation in using your name as the next of kin to the deceased to send these funds out to a foreign offshore bank a/c for mutual sharing between myself and you. At this point I am the only one with the information because I have removed the deposit file from the safe . By so doing, what is required of you is to send an aplication laying claims of the deposit as next of kin to the late Engineer. I will need your full name and address telephone/fax number,company or residential, also your bank name and account,where the money will transfer into. So that i can computerize them totally with next of kin column in the certificate of deposit. Finally i want you to understand that the request for a foreigner as the next of kin is occassioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and for that reason alone a local cannot represent as next of kin. When you contact me, then we shall discuss on how the money will be split between us.Trusting to hear from you, please kindly reply to this email addresse belwo ( email@example.com ) I remain Respectfully yours, Mr Martins D Weber