A Scam Email with the Subject "NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT THIS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 23 Sep 2007 17:42:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "DR. PENE HAWKINS" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
-- GOOD-DAY, Let me start by introducing myself. I am Dr. Pene Hawkins credit officer of Capitec Bank Ltd.I have a concealed business suggestion for you. Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Mr. Hassian Hussein who was an Iraqi Business Man and also Deals On Arms With The South African Government made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Nineteen million five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only ($19.5m) 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. Hassian Hussein 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. Hassian Hussein did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including 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, Nineteen 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 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. Hassian Hussein so that you will be able to receive his funds. WHAT IS TO BE DONE: 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. Hassian Hussein, 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 job. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also fill in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval 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 documents. 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 operation. Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated. Kindly send your reply to:firstname.lastname@example.org Kind Regards, Dr. Pene Hawkins.