Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Sounds Like A Lovely Scam To Me

Subject: RE-URGENT

Dear Sir, CELL: +27-735-545272

I have picked-up the trust and courage to write you this letter with divine
confidence that you are a reliable and honest person who will be capable for
this important business transaction believing also that you will never let
me down either now or in the future.My name is DR MICHEAL ZOLA a senior
Auditing Officer with the Peoples Bank in South Africa. There is an account
opened in this bank in 1980 and since 1996 nobody has operated on
thisaccount again. After going through some old files in the records, I
discovered that if I do not remit this money out urgently it would be
forfeited to the government as dormant account.The owner of this account is
Mr. Duckson Fritz, a foreigner, he was a miner at Kruger Gold Company, a
geologist by profession, and he died since 1996 in a plane crash. No other
person knows about this account or anything concerning it, the account has
no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that this
compa! ny does not know anything about this account and the amount involved
is (US$12 million) Twelve million United States Dollars. I want to transfer
this sum of Twelve million United States Dollars into a safe foreign account
abroad. I am contacting you based on the fact that you are a foreigner
because this money can only be approved for payment to a foreigner.I know
that this proposal will come to you as a surprise as we don't know ourselves
before.However I got your contact from a trade consultant here in South
Africa, though I did not disclose the purpose of my seeking for a foreign
business partner to him.Although we will still have to meet to sign some
agreement before the final transfer of the fund into any of your designated
bank account. I have involved a very senior official in the operational
department, and we have agreed that after the transfer of the money into
your account, you shall be entitled to 30% of the total sum, my colleagues
and I will have 60% while 10% ! will be used to reimburse any expenses
incurred. All necessary precautions have been taken to ensure a risk free
situation on the side of both parties.Please note that this deal can only
take place on the following conditions; 1. You will provide the bank account
and other relevantparticulars information for easy and onward Remittance of
the Twelve million USD. 2. Absolute confidentiality and sincerity will be
required and guaranteed, considering our positions in the bank. 3. Assurance
that our own share will be released to us in good faith when this money
finally gets into your account.All things being equal, this transaction will
be within 10 working days as soon as we hear from you. Please treat with
utmost confidentiality. Contact me as quickly as possible through my e-mail:
or above telephone.Expecting your urgent response,

Best Regards.

Yours faithfully DR. MICHEAL ZOLA

- In Australia if a bank account has been inactive for 7 years I think the money goes into the Government's coffers and is called "consolidated revenue".
- Funny to see that he can't spell the name Michael properly.
- Why would an auditing officer have a doctorate?
- Ever heard of somebody with the first name of "Duckson"?
- Glad that he added me to his email list. I just wish that I had use for US$3.6m and I might want to help this poor guy out. Only 30% - cheapskate.


Hammysmum said...

Be nice if it were legit. A person can only dream!

Anonymous said...

The way I understand it works is that if someone has stolen someones id,passwords, they are not foolish to do a direct transaction into their own account. They would transfer it to someone responding to the email, then transfer the money to themself. said...

This one has been pretty common.. every so often they change the names. Blah.

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Hammy said...

Ben - Heard about the site but never visited it. The old rule applies - If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Hard to believe that so many people fall for these things. Mind you, I did forward that Nokia mobile phone email when I was young and naïve.

Hammysmum said...

I had a phone call today, Yankee voice telling me, 'Congratulations, you have been randomly selected to win a holiday in Florida!' I waited til it had finished, and asked if it were a real person or a recording. No reply, so I hung up. Grrr! Your phone is not safe to answer anymore.