A Scam Email with the Subject "HOW I WISH YOU CAN UNDERSTAND AND HELP ME" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 26 Jan 2006 12:36:04 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, I honestly apologize and I hope I do not cause you any embarrassment by contacting you through this means for a business transaction of this magnitude, but this is due to the confidentiality and prompt access response on this medium, and with trust and good hope I disclose this information confidentially to you for our mutual benefit and please I want you to keep this secret to yourself even if you are not able to help and assist me, Before explaining the nature of my request and with profound interest and in utmost confidence, I am soliciting your immediate assistance and co-operation as to enable me round up a business opportunity within my capacity as a result of the death of my client. I am Mr. Hoffmier Lira, bank officer, FNB Bank, Cape Town Republic Of South Africa On March 6th 1999, our client, a National of your Country, an engineering consultant/contractor with Anglo American, a leading Gold and Diamond mining company here in South Africa, made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit, valued at United States Dollars; $19,500,000.00 (Nineteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) for twelve calendar months in my Branch. Upon Maturity, we 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 (Anglo American) that our client died from air disaster in October 31st, 1999.On further investigation, it was discovered that he died without making a WILL (En-state) and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless On further investigations, it was also discovered that he did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paper work here at the Bank. The total sum, $19,500,000.00 is still 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. In accordance with the Banking Federal Laws and constitution, at the expiration of 7 (seven) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Government if nobody applies as the next of Kin to claim the funds. Consequently, I shall present you as a foreign partner to stand in as the next of kin to the Decease so that you and I can benefit from the fruits of this old man's labour and also to enhance humanitarian Organization Worldwide. Upon your acceptance of this proposal, I shall send to you either by fax or email a specimen text of application letter which you will type out and fax to the First National Bank PTY (FNB) as well as detailed information on how this deal would be transacted. For your efforts, I am prepared to offer you 25% of the total fund, while 5% will be set aside for local and international expenses and 70% will be kept for me I guarantee you that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law as I will use my position as a Bank officer to secure approvals and guarantee the successfulexecution of this transaction. Please be informed that your utmost confidentiality is required. If this interests you, please reply me immediately and please include your private phone number for voice contact and fax number so that I can provide you with more details that will help you understand the transaction better. I am awaiting your urgent reply via my alternate email address email@example.com Thanks. Best regards, Mr. Hoffmier Lira ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- TISCALI organizuje charitativní sbírku na pomoc Pákistánu, přidejte se! http://pakistan.tiscali.cz