A Scam Email with the Subject "Please Very Urgent" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 17 Aug 2005 14:52:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "willico willico" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello,Please do accept my sincere apology if my mail does not meet your personal ethics. I will introduce myself as Mr. Jason Norman, a staff in the accounts Department of the Almagamated Bank of South Africa (ABSA) here in South Africa. One of our accounts with holding balance of USD15, 000,000 (Fifteen Million United States Dollar) has been dormant and has not been operated for the past 4 years.
From my investigations and confirmations, this account was deposited by a foreigner who died in August 2000 and since then nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money because he has no family members who are aware of the existence of neither the account nor the fund. Also Information from the National Immigration states that he was also single on entry into South Africa.
Meanwhile, I have secretly collected all information relating to this account and the fund and decided to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with. I thus propose to do business with you, standing in as the next of kin to the deceased so that this fund can be released to you after due processes have been followed. This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is legitimate and does not originate from any fraudulent act. On your indication of interest, please get back to me through this email address: email@example.com or call me on my direc line +27 72 587 0437
Regards, Mr.Jason Norman