This email with the subject "Please Acknowledge Receipt." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 07 Dec 2006 13:34:35 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Jason Kane <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF JASON KANE BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER IMPERIAL BANK PLC SOUTH-AFRICA. Dear Friend, I am Mr.Jason Kane,the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of IMPERIAL BANK PLC.I got your contact address through internet net work search when searching for a good and reliable person that will assist me in this transaction. On June 6, 2001,a Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Mr.Williams Mitchell made a numbered time(Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US15,500,000.00,(Fifteen Million, five hundred thousand Dollars).Upon maturity,I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month,we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the National Petroleum Corporation that Mr.Williams Mitchell died from an automobile accident.On further investigation,I found out that he died without making a "WILL",and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr.Williams Mitchell did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents,including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank.This sum of US15,500,000.00 has carefully been fixed in my bank for safekeeping. No one will ever come forward to claim it.According to South African Law, at the expiration of 5 (five)years,the money will revert to the ownership of the Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a Foreigner to stand in as the next of kin of the funds deposited in my bank.I am writing you because I as a public servant,i cannot operate a foreign account.I want to present you as the owner of the funds so you can make claims with the help of an Attorney. This is simple,i will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the Attorney will prepare the necessary documents which will put you in place as the beneficiary of the funds.The proceeds of this account valued at 15.5 million dollars can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money,50% to me amounting to US7,750,000.00 dollars and 40% for you amounting to US6,200.000.00 and 10% amounting to US1,550,000.00 for miscellaneous expenses that might arise.I would want you to understand that this is a DEAL. If you are interested, please reply immediately via my email address and Upon your response,I shall then provide you with more details that will help you understand the transaction. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in real estate within your country. Due to the nature of confidentiality in this Transaction our communication can only be via email and phone mostly. Awaiting your urgent reply via email. Thanks and my regards. Mr.Jason Kane Pls Respond To My Alt.Email:firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: If however, you are not disposed to assist, kindly delete/destroy this email in view of the confidentiality of the proposed transaction and interest of personalities involved.