This email with the subject "PROMPT RESPONSE!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 14 Mar 2007 02:05:37 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was patrick zuma <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF: MR.PATRICK ZUMA. STANDARD BANK HEAD OFFICE :78 Fox STREET. JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA I am Mr.Patrick Zuma, credit officer of STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA. I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. In June, 1999, a German property consultant and importer of used cars ,MrAndreas Schranner made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$25,000,000.00(Twenty five Million United States Dollars only) in my branch. It was to our utter suprise that we heard of his death,wife and children in an AF4590 plane crash in July 2000. See website below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm< /P> On further investigation,I found out that he died without making a WILL,and hitherto, all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. Mr Andreas Schranner was residing at No 7B Jubilee Road Parktown Johannesburg South Africa. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr Andreas Schranner did not declare any next of 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. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin or business partner to Mr Andreas Schranner 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 immediate ly your full names and address,phone and fax numbers so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin or business partner. I have two of my colleagues who are top officials of the bank involved in this transaction. Your role in the transaction is to send an application for claim of the funds to our bank. Then, as top officials of the bank, we shall work behind-the-scene to make sure that your application is approved by the management of the bank, and the funds transfered to your nominated bank account. Please note that there is no iota of risks at all as all the paperwork forthis transaction will be done legitimately and with our positions as top officials of the bank would ensure a successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately to my email box. Please send me your confidential telephone and fax num bers for easy communication.All positive response should be sent by email to email@example.com You should observe utmost CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECRECY in this transaction,and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I will require your assistance to invest my share in yourcountry. I look forward to your prompt response. Thanks and regards. Mr.Patrick Zuma. _____________________________________________________________________ Der WEB.DE SmartSurfer hilft bis zu 70% Ihrer Onlinekosten zu sparen! http://smartsurfer.web.de/?mc=100071&distributionid=000000000066