A Scam Email with the Subject "MR. JOHN NKOSI" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 10 Mar 2007 06:23:29 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MR.JOHN NKOSI JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA Tel:-0027-76-060-9558, Fax:-+0027-86-614-8324 Email:email@example.com Dear Sir/Madam, PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL I am John Nkosi (FCAA), thechief accountant of African Development Bank Of South African (ADBSA).There is an online account opened in this bank in 1999 and since 2006nobody has operated this online account. After going through some oldfiles in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money outurgently it would be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this account isMr. Smith B. Zafer, a foreigner, and a miner at Kruger Gold Company. HeWas a Geologist by profession and he died since 2000. No other personknows about this account or anything concerning it, the account has noother beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that thisCompany does not know anything about this account and the money involvedis Fifteen Million United States Dollars (US$ 15 Million). You are theonly person that I have contacted in this Business; so Please replyurgently 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 abeneficiary. I need your full co-operation to make this work finebecause the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreignerwho has correct information of this account, which I will give to you assoon as you indicate your sincerity to co-operate with me, andcapability to handle such amount in strict confidence and trust,according to my instruction and advice, for our mutual benefit becausethis opportunity may never come again in my life. I need a truthful andGod fearing person in this Business because I donít want to make amistake so I need your strong assurance and trust. With my position inthe office I donít want anything that will jeopardize my job so I advicethat we should make secrecy and confidentiality our primary workingcondition, bearing in mind that I am a public servant. I will also usemy position and influence to effect legal approvals and onward transferof this money to your account with appropriate clearance forms from theministries and foreign exchange department. I will compensate youadequately depending on the terms we shall agree on subsequently. Youcan get back to me on this email address:firstname.lastname@example.org I lookforward to your earliest reply. Yours sincerely, JOHNNKOSI