This email with the subject "Hello freind" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 15 Jul 2006 11:12:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was IBRAHIM BELLO <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Partner, Let it not be surprising that I am contacting you through this medium. I am a staff in the account management section of a known financial establishment in South Africa. There is an account opened in this bank in 1998 by a late INDUSTRIALIST and he died in the year 2001 without a written oral WILL, and since the year 2001 nobody has operated on this account again hence the money is floating. The owner of this account is a foreigner and no other person knows about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and until his death he was the manager of his company. My investigation through the national immigration Department proved to me as well that he was single as at his point of entry into Republic of South Africa. I am secretly looking for a reliable foreign partner who can provide a safe foreign bank account where this fund can be transferred for onward investment in any viable project. I decided to contact you as a foreigner because the fund belong to a foreigner and the management of the bank will not approve the transfer of the fund without a foreign partner who will stand as the beneficiary of the fund from the deceased. I would like to know if you would be willing to participate in this venture, I would give you further details regarding the fund if I receive positive response from you. This transaction is totally risk free as the fund is a legitimate fund which does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act. At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 35% of the total sum, 60% will be for me, 5% will be for the expenses both parties might incurre during the transfer process. CONTACT; Most confidential: + 88 216 2100 1048 Yours Truly, Bello Ibrahim.