This email with the subject "Please look into this project!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 03 Mar 2007 12:41:52 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "david thabo" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENT Attention: President/CEO,I hope that you are well today. I am the Manager Audit/Claims department in ABSA bank of South Africa. With due respect, I decided to contact you over this business financial transaction worth the sum of US$ 22Million (Twenty-Two Million United States Dollars) in other to entrust this fund into your bank account.
This is an ABANDONED FUND, which I found out belongs to one of our customers, ANDREAS SCHRANNER (German) who died along with his entire family on 25th July 2000 in a plane crash disaster, I was very fortune to meet the deceased file when I was arranging the old and abandoned customers file of 2000-2006 in other to submit to the management accordingly for documentation purposes. Following the South African banking policy, it was obviously indicated and signed lawfully that if such Funds remains unclaimed after 3 (three) years without somebody been a foreigner apply and claim the Fund as the next of kin, the Fund will be transferred into the Government Treasury as an unclaimed.
This will cause other staff of my bank to notice that the owner of the Fund has died. So the request of you as a foreigner is necessarily needed for the claim because a citizen of South Africa cannot come forward to claim this Fund since the law does not pave a way for an indigene to claim such fund. And since the real beneficiary of the fund died, the bank is expecting the next of kin to apply for the release of this fund for him or her without delay, but unfortunately I learnt through the investigations which I carried out that there is nobody behind who can come and claim the fund, so I need you to act fast for us not to loose this opportunity, which you may know this opportunity come once in a life time.
You shall provide me with your details so that you and I can claim this money, so that we can raise an affidavit of fact that you are the beneficiary of this fund in order for us to move it to your bank account where it will be comfortable for you and me.
SIXTY PERCENT (60%) of the total fund will be for me, THIRTY FIVE PERCENT (35%) for you, FIVE PERCENT (5%) will be for unexpected expenses, which may occur during the process, thereafter you will help me to visit your country for sharing the money according to the percentage indicated above.
For the immediate transfer of this fund into your bank account as arranged, please note that you should keep this business secret until you confirm the transfer into your bank account which you will provide, and this transaction is 100% risk free. All necessary documents related to this and which will prove that you made a legal claim of inheritance shall be provided. Please view details of the plane crash on the website below.
Yours Truly, Mr. David Thabo. _________________________________________________________________MSN Hotmail is evolving – check out the new Windows Live Mail http://ideas.live.com