Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Mr.Vincent Koza <>

This email with the subject "BUSINESS INQUIRY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 21 May 2007 11:05:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mr.Vincent Koza <>, although it may have been spoofed.

ATTENTION: SIR, My name is Mr. Vincent Koza Bank Manager Amalgamated Bank of South Africa {ABSA}. I have very confidential business proposal for you. An American Gold consultant/contractor with the South African Solid Gold Corporation,Mr John Cuthbertson made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to the forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from the contract employers, the South African Solid Gold Corporation that Mr John Cuthbertson died in a plane crash in Alaska Airlines Flight 261(for more information about this crash and person view this website: After my investigations, I discovered that Mr. John Cuthbertson died without making a will, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. This sum of US$30,000,000.00 is still floating in our Bank. According to Laws of Republic OF SOUTH AFRICA, at the expiration of 6 (SIX) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the South African Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Hence, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr John Cuthbertson although you are not his relation but I will back you up and the fund will be transferred to your account. If you are interested in my above request, send me the below stated information via this email: 1. YOUR FULL NAMES 2. ADDRESS AND COUNTRY OF ORIGIN 3. CONTACT PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS 4. OCCUPATION 5. AGE On the receipt of the above data i will forward them to my lawyer to use your information to prepare an Affidavits and letter of probate/administration to replace John Cuthbertson's WILL which will put you in place as the next of kin. After the above documentation, The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 50% for me and 50% for you. Regards Mr. Vincent Koza