Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Alex Mandla" <>

This email with the subject "BUSINESS PROPOSAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 01 Apr 2007 02:05:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Alex Mandla" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Alex Mandla credit officer of
Standard Bank Ltd South Afirca.I have a concealed business suggestion for

Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Mr Ahmed Sule who was an Iraqi
BusinessMan and also Deals On Arms With The South African Government made
a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of
$14,500,000.00(Fourteen million Five Hundred thousand united state
Dollars) only in my branch. Upon maturity several notices were sent to
him,even during the war, again after the war several notifications were
sent and still no response came from him. We later found out that the Mr
Sule and his family had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that
hit their home in Iraq.

After further investigation it was also discovered that Mr Sule did not
declare any next of kin in his official papersincluding the paper work of
his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he was at my
office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, Fourteen
million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars is still lying in my
bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me most
is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration three years
the funds will revert to the ownership of the South African Government if
nobody applies to claim the funds.
Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a
foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr Ahmed Sule so that you will be
able to receive his funds.

I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall
come out successful. I have contacted an attorney that will prepare the
necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Mr Ahmed
Sule,all that is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me
with your full Names and Address so that the attorney can commence his
After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also fill in
for claims on your behalf and secure the necessaryapproval and letter of
probate/Administration in your favor for the movement of the funds to an
account that will be provided by you.
There is no risk involved at all in the matter as we are going adopt a
legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary

Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning
this issue.Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank
account we shall share in the ratio of 65% for me, 30% for you and 5% for
any expenses incurred during the course of this operation.
Should you be interested please send me your private phone and fax numbers
for easy communication, you can write me via my private box and i will provide you with more details of this
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kind Regards.

A. Mandla