This email with the subject "URGENT MASSAGE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 23 Feb 2008 08:06:28 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Zuma Bato" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Tel: +27- 833-722-948 Alternative e-mail; email@example.com My Dear, I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise since we don't know each other before. I am Mr. Bato Zuma, the chief Auditor of Amalgamated Bank of South Africa (ABSA). There is an account opened in this bank in 1980 and was last operated in 2001. The available cash balance in the account is sum of (USD$ 12.5m) Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars and since 2001 nobody has operated on the account. After going through some old files , I discovered the owner of this account was LATE MR. ANDREAS SCHRANNER from Munich, Germany and a miner at Kruger Gold co, a Geologist by profession and he died in July 2000 in a plane crash.Below is a website which I will appreciate you to read the information. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm No other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that his company does not know anything about this account. If i don't transfer the money out of South Africa now it will be returned to national treasury account. I have all it takes to transfer the money to overseas bank account. I am contacting you because of the need to involve a foreigner with foreign account as the beneficiary. I need your full co-operation to make this work out. At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 30% of the total amount, 70% will be for me. Note that there are little expenses to incur in this transaction of which i and you will contribute together in the expenses that is the reason i offer you up to 30%. Please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take immediately. Send also your private telephone number. Thanks, Mr. Bato Zuma