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)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 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: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm 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: email@example.com Mr.Benjamin Oshioke 01-03-07.