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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From: tony smith <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Subject: BUSINESS/FUND TRANSFER
FROM: MR. TONY SMITH
DIRECTOR AUDIT AND ACCOUNTS UNIT,
AMALGAMATED BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA (ABSA)
142,WEST STREET SANDOWN 2196
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA.
With due honor and respect, I introduce myself to you for a better
relationship. I am Mr,TONY SMITH, the Director in charge of Audit/Accounts
unit, Foreign Remittance Department of AMLGAMATED BANK OF SOUTH
AFRICA(ABSA). Your contact is courtesy of Business online network via
Internet as I decided to contact you for this beneficial transaction that is
100% risk free.
During auditing, verifications/investigations in our bank at the end of last
fiscal (financial) year, I discovered the sum of (US$17.5M}SEVENTEEN MILLION
FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS in a dormant account belonging
to an Australian international businessman who died along with his family
in the November 5th,2001 plane crash in Abidjan west Africa. Our
investigations revealed no survival or NEXT OF KIN/RELATIONS for claims as
we have long been expecting someone to forward applications for claims as it
applies to our banking
regulations. Information / verifications from reliable sources confirmed
that his supposed “NEXT OF KINS” died with him in the crash. Hence this for
However, I kept this information (SECRET) confidential within my
jurisdiction to enable us submit claims and transfer this fund through
trustworthy person whom we shall present to our bank as the BONAFIDE “NEXT
OF KIN” to the deceased. We intend to credit this fund into any of your
nominated (designated) offshore bank account for investments.Meanwhile, all
domestic arrangements for claims has been put in place awaiting your
acceptance to participate. I will give you directives and all needed
information as soon as I receive your positive response.
Kindly understand that we could not carry out this on our own as based on
the simple facts that we are civil servants and secluded from operating
foreign account and too, it will raise eyebrows on our side in terms of
transfer being staff of the bank. Moreover, this fund belongs to a foreigner
and demands same as next of kin to claim it. Hence your contact for
My colleagues and I has resolved to offering you 20% of the total sum as
commission, We will invest 75% of our share in your country provided it is
profit oriented. 5% of the total fund will be set aside to re-emburse all
expenses to be incurred in the course of running this transaction such as
telephone and other minor expenses. I am assuring you of a smooth and
successful transaction provided you display maturity and observe
And it will interest you to know that the Reserve Bank(Apex) will approve
credit of this fund into your account as contract payment to abstain you
from all queries regarding the source (originality) of this fund and will
provide you (beneficiary) with contractual (data) details to certify your
bank or government if the need arises. Therefore, be kind to clarify the
following for my consideration:
1. Can your account accommodate this fund in your local bank without
government intervention or do you have an account outside your country where
you may consider safe for this fund ?.
2. What are taxation in your country like as I desire a low/free tax zone?.
3. What are the interest rates on long/short term fixed deposit in your
4. What other lucrative investments would you suggest as I intend banking,
real estate and hotels if they are good business venture in your Country?.
5. Can you be able to make residential documents and purchase a house for me
and my family to relocate and settle in your country?.
Kindly indicate your private telephone and fax number for more
Looking forward to your anticipated urgent response.
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