This email with the subject "HELLO" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 23 Jul 2007 02:45:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "wood" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT,AFRICA
BANK,BOX 1287,PORTSHEPSTONE-CHAKA SOUTH AFRICA.
My name is MR JAMES WOOD.the chief Accountant in charge of Auditing and Accounting unit in Africa Development Bank OF S/Africa.I am contacting you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction. During our anual auditing in the bank,my department discoverd a very huge sum of money belonging to Kenneth Gardner whos contract sum which he executed under S/African National Petroleum Corperation(SNPC) before his sudden Death. Particularly, the Federal Ministry of finance(FMF) and the Finance Company where the deceased had his contract fund valued at about 26,000.000.00USD Twenty Six million United States Dollars He died On the 21st of April 2003, With his Wife and their three children along
sandton express road in a fatal car accident.All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any extended relatives this has
also proved unsuccessful.
After these several attempts,to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you,trusting in you and believing in God that you will never let me down either now or in future. Personally,i kept this information veiled within my partners and i,to enable the whole plans and idea profitable and successful during the time of execution.
I got your impressive information through an international business enquiry on internet. I beleive you will be viable and capable to handle a business of this magnitude without any problem.Meanwhile the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the next-of-kin to the deceased,gets the required approval and transfer this money to a foreign account has been put in place and needed informations,will be relayed soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist
us and also benefit yourself in this great business opportunity.i could have done this deal alone but because of my position in my country as a civil servant,we are not allowed to operate a foreign
account and would eventually raise an eyebrow on my side during the time of transfer because i work in this bank.
This is why we require a second party or person who will stand as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of Oath to the bank and also present a foreign account where he will need the money to be
transfered into,on his request as it may be after due clarification to designated bank account.Be assured that this transaction is 100% risk free.On smooth conclusion of this transaction,you will be
entitled to 35% of the total sum as gratification,while 5% will be set aside to take care of expenses that may be incurred during the time of transfer such as telephone bills etc, while 60% will be for me and my partners.
Dont respond to any other mail with this content or alike,you are advised to keep this a top-secret as we are still in service and intend to retire from service after we conclude this deal with you.I
will be monitoring the whole situation here in the bank until you confirm the money in your account afterwhich we come over to your country for sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and for further investment,either in your country or any other country that would be convenient to invest in. Other informations would be detailed to you when i hear from you. stating your abilities in this deal. Forward also your private telephone:no and fax:no for a more proper elaboration.
MR JAMES WOOD