A Scam Email with the Subject "+++ from Mr.Zango Thomas: business for you and I+++" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 04 Nov 2006 07:04:50 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Zango Thomas" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, (Private/Confidential). I am Mr.Zango Thomas a director in the Department of Agricultural Resources gauteng province Republic of South Africa. Forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise. I am contacting you concerning a deal which i have on ground and i require your support and trust to execute it perfectly.During our auditing in this department,I came across some amount of money belonging to a deceased foreign contractor in this department: Mr.Sheu Yuan-dong who died with his wife and their only daughter on February 16,1998 in a plane crash. His file has been dormant in this department without any claim of the fund in our custody from his relation before my discovery to this development.The said amount is U.S $15.5.00(FIFTEEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS).Please View the website below: http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9802/16/taiwan.crash The fact that you are not a taiwanese will not pose any problem for the successful transfer of this fund into your account. All arrangementS to claim this fund as the Bonafide next of kin to the deceased has been put in place and directives will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist me and also benefit your self from this great business opportunity.Here in the Republic of South Africa as a civil servant,Iam not allowed to operate a foreign account. This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of
kin to this department.The law stipulates that if such money remainedunclaimed after Nine years, the money will be transferred into the state treasury
as unclaimed funds.The request of a foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner. As a native of south Africa i cannot stand as next of kin. I dont want this money to go into the state treasury as unclaimed Bill.Be assured,this transaction is 100% risk free. In conclusion of this transaction,youwill be entitled to 40% of the total sum as gratification,while 50% will be for
me and 10% will be set aside for expences in the course of this transaction.Please ensure to keep this a "top secret" as I am still in service and intend to retire from service after I conclude this deal with you. I will fly down to your country for the sharing of the funds according to percentages indicated above and further investments will be discussed. Please keep this proposal a top secret, even if you dont want to be apart of this project.I look forward to receiving your urgent reply to notify
me of your decision.Kindly respond to my email address below. email@example.com Yours faithfully, Mr.Zango Thomas