A Scam Email with the Subject "RESPOND URGENTLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 17 Sep 2005 03:45:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Don Aloysius <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
RE: TRANSFER OF US$48,223,000. 00
My name is Mr. Aloysius Dube, I work as the operational manager in account management section in charge of credit and foreign bills of one of the prime banks here in South Africa. On a routine inspection I discovered a dormant domiciliary account with a Balance Of US$48,223,000. 00 (Forty eight million two hundred and twenty three thousand U.S dollar).On further discreet investigation, I also discovered that the account holder has died long ago with his family on a fatal Auto-accident leaving no beneficiary to the account and no other person knows about this account.
I will provide the necessary information and documents needed in order to claim this money. I only need your cooperation as a foreigner to provide your safe bank account information for the transfer. All arrangement that will ensure a smooth transfer of the fund to the account which you are to nominate is already in place.You should also provide me with your direct phone lines for easy communication. I wish for utmost confidentiality in handling this transaction.
At the conclussion of this transaction, your share will be 25% of the total transfer sum, 70% for me and my partner while 5% will be set aside for any expenses both parties might incure during the process of the transfer. The fund will be transferred to your account in two parts. I will first transfer USD 20 Million to your account. I will fly over to meet you after the successful transfer for sharing according to the agreed percentages. I will have the remaining balance of USD28,223 Million transferred to your account only after the successful sharing of the first transfer without any disappointment from your side.
Let me hear from you URGENTLY. You can as well reach me at: email@example.com
Have a nice day and God bless.
Mr. Aloysius Dube