Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is a socalled
"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed.
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KUTI MAURICE <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006
Subject: URGENT ASSISTANCE
ABSA PRIVATE BANK
Absa Bank Limited/Beperk, Reg No
1986/004794/06 Trading/Handeldrywend as ABSA Private Bank
62 Empire Road
P.0.Box 6005 Johannesburg 2000
I am Dr. D K Maurice, a
Deputy Chief Executive of Amalgamated Bank of South Africa (ABSA PRIVATE
BANK) ,this BANK is also a correspondant of London international branch,HSBC
Bank,Plc.Level 26, 8 Canada Square LONDON. I am writing following an
opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us.
my department we discovered an abandoned sum of 9.2 Million British Pounds
Sterling (Nine Million Two Hundred Thousand British Pounds) in an account that
belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. MORRIS THOMPSON an American
who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight
261 which crashed on January 31 2000, including his wife and only daughter.
You shall read more about the crash on visiting this site indicated below for
more clarifications. http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/.
we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of
or relatives to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it
unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased
indicated in our banking guidelines / regulations.
learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only daughter died along with
him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund behind
for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and two other
officials in this department now decided to make business with you
release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds
for safe keeping and investment. Since nobody is coming for these funds and we
don't want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed bill.
The banking law and guidelines in South Africa stipulates that such
money after six years and six months ( Seventy-Eight Banking Months )
will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed funds.
that 25% of this money will be for you if you assist us in claiming this fund,
balance will be for my colleagues and I. Note that this
transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you receive this mail
you should contact me through my e-mail address
( email@example.com ) for further
Please note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release
of these funds to you as has been finalised and this fund is not linked to
scam and its alikes.
Upon the receipt of your response to assist I will be
able to put you in a clearer picture of what next to do.Do bear in mind if
this transaction does not interest, please discard this e-mail and do
not use it against me as what I am doing will risk me of my job I have
laboured for years if exposed.
I crave your indulgence to make this a top
most secret .
Dr D K Maurice
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