Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: John Ramodike <>

This email with the subject "URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 05 Oct 2006 06:57:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was John Ramodike <>, although it may have been spoofed.




I am Mr JOHN RAMODIKE, Bank Manager{Hillbrow Branch} of Amalgamated Bank Of South Africa{ABSA}. I got your email contact,in my search for a trusted partner,who will assist me with this confidential business proposal.
Mr. Ron Roberts made a numbered time (Fixed) deposited for twelve calendar months, valued at US$27,200,000.00 (TWENTYSEVEN Million TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND US Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, National Mining Corporation that Mr. Ron Roberts died from an automobile accident.
On further investigation, I found out that he did not leave a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Ron Roberts did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork. This sum of US$27.2M. is still sitting in the Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one has come forward to claim it. According to the South African Law, at the expiration of 6{Six} years, the money will revert to the ownership of the South African Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Ron Roberts so that the fruits of this old man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials.

This is simple;

1) We shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting and obtaining the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favour for the transfer.

2) A bank account in any part of the world, which you provide, will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin of Mr.Ron Roberts.

The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 70% for me and 20% for you then 10% will be set aside for any expenses that may occure during the transfer process. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested,please reply immediately via my email address.
Upon your response,I shall then provide you with more details for the successfull accomplishment of this transaction.
Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. Awaiting your urgent reply

Thanks and regards

Mr John Ramodike.

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