A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT PROPOSAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 31 Mar 2007 01:40:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "ABSA BANK LIMITED." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr.Fred Nkoki. ABSA Bank Limited, Johannesburg, South Africa. Email:email@example.com Dear Sir/Madam, I am Mr.Fred Nkoki, Manager of Bills/Exchange at the Foreign Remittance Department of ABSA Bank. In my department, we discovered an abandoned sum of US$17,500,000.00(Seventeen Million, Five HundredThousand United State Dollars only) in an account that belonged to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family, in 1996, in a ghastly plane crash, and he happened to be a Foreigner. Since we got the information about his death, we have been expecting his next-of-kin to come over and claim hismoney because we cannot release it unless somebody applied for it as next of kin or a business partner to the deceased as indicated in our Banking guidelines.Unfortunately, nobody has come forward to claim this money. It is based on this that some officials in my department and I have decided to establish a cordial business relationship with you, hence by contacting you. We want you to present yourself as the business partner of the deceased, so that the funds can be remitted into your account. Moreover, we do not want the money to go into the government account as unclaimed bills. The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that any account abandoned or is dormant for a period of years, is deemed closed and all money contained therein forfeited to the government treasury account. Now, it is being speculated that the above sum will be transferred into the government account as an unclaimed fund on or before the end of this financial quarter of 2007, when nobody come forward to lay claims. The reason for requesting you to present yourself as business partner, is occasioned by, the fact that the deceased (customer) was a foreigner, and we have access to his detailed bio data which you will hold as a weapon to present yourself as the business partner. And I am assuring you that this transaction that we are about to go into is 100% legitimate and risk free, so there is nothing for you to worry about. The mode of sharing after a successful transfer of the money into your account, shall be 70% to my colleagues and I, for the role you will be expected to play in this deal, we have agreed to give you 25% of the total sum and 5% for the expenses we are going to encounter by the two parties in the course of this transaction.Therefore, you are expected to reply to this letter indicating your readiness and interest to participate in this business. After receiving your reply, you will be communicated to with the exact steps to take. As a result of the urgency and time being of great essence in these transactions, I will appreciate if you can kindly forward to me the following information? (1) Your direct telephone number . (2) Your Fax number. (3) Your Full Names. (4) Your Age. (5) Your Occupation/Profession So that I can contact you and explain to you more details regarding to this transaction and also send you the Bio-data of the deceased so that you can apply for the fund. I expect your urgent response through my email address and I shall contact you for further discussion on this matter, to enable us conclude this transaction urgently without any delay or hitch. Please treat this business proposal as strictly confidential for security reasons considering my official position in ABSA Bank. Personal Regards, Mr.Fred Nkoki. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Email:fred_Nkoki2007@enownow.com