Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Mr.Benjamin Oshioke(ABSA LTD)" <>

This email with the subject "PLEASE YOUR SERVICE REQUIRED FROM BENJAMIN OSHIOKE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 01 Mar 2007 15:10:22 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mr.Benjamin Oshioke(ABSA LTD)" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

13th Ave.Hill Street
Randburg Jhb
South Africa.

I am Mr. Benjamin Oshioke:(Chief Accountant/Auditor,Amalgamated Bank Of
South Africa ABSA).On the 14th October 1999,an American mining contractor
with the South African Agip Energy and Natural Resources plc, Mr. Andreas
Schranner made a Fixed Deposit for twelve (12) calendar months, which is
now valued at US$ 14 Million United States Dollars in my branch.Upon
maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got
no reply. After a month,i embarked personaly on an enquiry excercise to
know of the where about of Mr. Andreas Schranner only to find out that Mr.
Andreas Schranner is late. He died in the plane crash of 31 July,2000,
please view the webpage below to have a knowledge of this:

I therefore scrutinised his file for a possible relation/next of kin to
contact as regards maturity of his funds only to find out That Mr. Andreas
Schranner did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official
documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of
US$14, Million United States Dollars is still in my Bank and the
interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each
year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to the South
African Law, at the expiration of 9(nine) years, the money will revert to
the ownership of the South Africa Government as unclaimed funds.if nobody
applies to claim the funds.

Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a Foreigner to stand
in as the next of kin to Mr. Andreas Schranner so that the fruits of this
old man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt and
unscrupulous government officials. I will prepare the necessary documents
and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin. A bank
account in any part of the world that you will provide will then
facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of
kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio
of 60% for me and 40% for you.

There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be
done by the attorney and my position in this bank guarantees the
successful execution of this transaction. All I require is your honest
cooperation to enable us seal this business if you are interested Please
observe ultmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction
will be most profitable to both of us because I shall require your
assistance to invest my share in your country.For privacy/confidentiality
please send your response to my private box below:

Mr.Benjamin Oshioke