Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "FROM MR. JOHN NKOSI" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 27 Feb 2007 17:09:04 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.





Dear Sir/Madam,    
                                         PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL 
I am John Nkosi (FCAA), the chief accountant of African Development Bank Of South African (ADBSA). 
There is an online account opened in this bank in 1999 and since 2006 nobody has operated this 
online account. After going through some old files in the records, I discovered that if I do not 
remit this money out urgently it would be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this account is Mr. 
Smith B. Zafer, a foreigner, and a miner at Kruger Gold Company. He Was a Geologist by profession 
and he died since 2000. No other person knows about this account or anything concerning it, the 
account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that this Company does 
not know anything about this account and the money involved is Fifteen Million United States 
Dollars (US$ 15 Million). You are the only person that I have contacted in this Business; so  
Please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take  immediately. Send also your 
telephone and fax . 
Meanwhile, I am contacting you because of the need to involve a foreigner with a foreign account as 
a beneficiary. I need your full co-operation to make this work fine because the management is ready 
to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this account, which I will 
give to you as soon as you indicate your sincerity to co-operate with me, and capability to handle 
such amount in strict confidence and trust, according to my instruction and advice, for our mutual 
benefit because this opportunity may never come again in my life. I need a truthful and God fearing 
person in this Business because I donít want to make a mistake so I need your strong assurance and 
trust. With my position in the office I donít want anything that will jeopardize my job so I advice 
that we should make secrecy and confidentiality our primary working condition, bearing in mind that 
I am a public servant. I will also use my position and influence to effect legal approvals and 
onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance forms from the ministries 
and foreign exchange department. I will compensate you adequately depending on the terms we shall 
agree on subsequently. You can get back to me on this email address:
I look forward to your earliest reply. 

Yours sincerely,