Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Business Partnership Required

From: "David Tungay" <>

This email with the subject "Business Partnership Required" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 18 Aug 2004 06:10:31 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "David Tungay" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attn: The President/CEO
I am Mr. David Tungay, Provincial Director Standard Bank of South Africa, Johannesburg Branch. I 
have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.
On June 6, 2000, a foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the South Africa Mining Corporation, Mr. 
Richard Moss made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at 
US$25,000,000.00 (Twenty- five Million 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, the South Africa Mining Corporation that 
Mr.Richard Moss died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he 
died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Richard Moss did not declare any kin 
or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This 
sum of US$25,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the 
principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to 
South Africa Law, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of 
the South Africa Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to 
Mr. Richard Moss so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some 
corrupt government officials. This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full 
names and address so that the Attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits which 
will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the service of two Attorneys for drafting 
and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of 
probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. A bank account in any part of the world 
which you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the 
beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 
60% for me and 40% for you.
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 the private email address below. Upon your response, I 
shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the 
Please observe utmost confidentiality, and 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 
Awaiting your urgent reply via my

Thanks and regards.
Mr.David Tungay.