This email with the subject "BUSINESS PROPOSAL.." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Sep 2007 13:38:09 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "WILLIAM THABO" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day, Although, I do not know you in person, I got your contact via personal search on the internet, Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. William Thambo a banker in the ABSA Bank Ltd, South Africa. I have a profitable transaction for you.I was attending a business lunch in September 1999 in china and I was introduced to Mr. Andreas Schranner, a renowned German Real Estate/Property magnate. He later employed my services as a banker and investment Consultant, Three months later he invited me and told me of his desire to open a fixed deposit account, he could fall back to on retirement, under my professional guidance and based on my advice he made a fixed deposit of USD25,500,000 (Twenty Five Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in one of our branches. This deposit was for 5 years and upon maturity I made effort to contact my client, l could not reach him. I was forced to travel to Germany and there I got the tragic news that, my client Mr. Andreas Schranner, his wife Maria, their daughter Andrea Eich, his son in law Christian, and their children Maximilian and Katharina, all perished in the Monday, 31 July, 2000 plane crash in western German city of Moenchengladbach. Please Click here and find out what happened to the Mr. Andreas Schranner : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm After further investigation, l also discovered that Mr. Andreas Schranner did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. And l remember 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, Twenty Five Million Five Hundred Thousand United States 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 of a numbers of years the funds will revert to the ownership of the South African Government as unclaimed funds 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. Andreas Schranner so that you will be able to receive his funds. Should you be interested please send me your full names,your age,your job discription, Direct Telephone and Fax Numbers, and I will prefer you to reply me on the email address below; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Then I shall provide you with more details of this Transaction. Please also note that I am willing to give you 25% of the total money for your assistance. Your earliest response to this proposal will be appreciated. Stay well and God Bless. Best Regards, Mr. William Thabo.