A Scam Email with the Subject "FOREIGN ASSISTANCE/CO-OPERATION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 26 Jul 2007 07:00:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "MR. DAVID THAMBO" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEAR FRIEND, I AM MR. DAVID THAMBO, MANAGER OF BILLS / EXCHANGE AT THE FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT OF OLD MUTUAL BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA. IN MY DEPARTMENT WE DISCOVERED AN ABANDONED SUM OF US$15,500,000(FIFTEEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND U.S DOLLARS ONLY) IN AN ACCOUNT BELONGING TO ONE OF OUR FOREIGN CUSTOMER WHO DIED ALONG WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY ON MONDAY, 31ST OF JULY 2000, IN A PLANE CRASH. SINCE HIS DEATH WE HAVE BEEN EXPECTING HIS NEXT OF KIN TO COME OVER AND CLAIM HIS FUNDS, WE CANNOT RELEASE IT UNLESS SOMEBODY APPLIED FOR IT AS NEXT OF KIN OR RELATIVE TO THE DECEASED AS INDICATED IN OUR BANKING GUIDING PRINCIPLES. UNFORTUNATELY NOBODY HAS COME TO CLAIM THIS FUNDS. SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm IT IS BASED ON THIS THAT SOME OFFICIALS IN MY DEPARTMENT AND I HAVE DECIDED TO ESTABLISH A CORDIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU, HENCE MY CONTACTING YOU, WE WANT YOU TO PRESENT YOURSELF AS THE NEXT OF KIN OR RELATIVE OF THE DECEASED SO THAT THE FUNDS CAN BE REMITTED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. TO ENABLE US CONCLUDE THIS TRANSACTION URGENTLY. PLEASE TREAT THIS BUSINESS PROPOSAL AS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AS POSSIBLE FOR SECURITY REASONS. PLEASE I AM EXPECTING YOUR URGENT RESPONSE VIA EMAIL: email@example.com KIND REGARDS, MR. DAVID THAMBO