This email with the subject "TRANSFER OF US$68M FOR INVESTMENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 05 Aug 2005 16:27:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: MR. KABELO ANDERSON DIRECTOR, DELIVERY/OPERATIONS TRANSFER OF US$68M FOR INVESTMENT ATTN: I am MR KABELO ANDERSON the Director of Delivery/Operations in a Security Company here in BENIN REPUBLIC.Our firm is a security company of high repute with years of outstanding service to the people of Africa,europe especially top government officials and military leaders in Africa. I have resolved to contact you through this medium based on business proposal that will be of mutual benefit to both of us.I have not discussed this transaction with anybody because it is of top secret. To be explicit and straight to the point, some time early in 1997, a reputable client of our ,deposited a consignment in our company's vault for safe keeping. And since then our client has failed to come forward to claim his consignment, which has accumulated a considerable amount of money in demurrage.Consequently, in our bid to contact this client to redeem the demurrage which his consignment had accumulated we discovered that our client was the former President of Zaire, who died of illness after he was dethroned in the same year. The consignment was entrusted into our care. Before the death of our client, President Mobutu Seseseko, none of his benefactors has come forward to claim the consignment with us, which means that none of his relation or aides had any knowledge of this consignment. Hence out of curiosity I decided to secretly scan the box that our client deposited in our vault. And to my surprise I discovered that the box, that was registered as treasures by our client, actually contained a considerable amount of money in United State Dollars, amounting to about US$68,000.000..00.Since this development I have been nursing plans secretly. I also found out from enquiries and the foreign media that our late client siphoned a lot of money from his country while he was in office as Head of State. It is my conviction that the consignment in our vault was part of the money our cleint siphoned and now that he is dead there is no trace of this money in our care. I am now soliciting your noble assistance to assist me in transferring this money out of United Kingdom to your country for immediate investment with your assistance. I have also decided that you will generously be entitled to 25% of the total amount. Upon my receipt of your reply confirming your willingness to assist me of this transaction, I will immediately arrange and transfer all the right of ownership of this consignment to your name, to facilitate your easy clearance and transfer of the complete fund to your country foronward investment. This transaction is 100% risk free. Please maintain absolute confidentiality on this matter. I await your most prompt response. Your's faithfully KABELO ANDERSON