It’s another hidden bank account that belonged to a deceased foreigner! And this time you don’t even have to pose as Ernest B. Benjamin’s next-of-kin. “Peter Khumalo” will split the proceeds with you and all you have to do is claim the money as a fellow foreigner. Such a deal!
Subject: GOOD DAY!
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 09:14:31 -0400 (EDT)
DEBT RECOVERY AND RECONCILIATION
UNIT OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT
TO THE AUDITOR GENERAL
AMALGAMATED BANKS OF SOUTH AFRICA (ABSA)
14TH FLOOR EMBASSY BUILDING CNR SMITH ALIWAL STREET,
P.O. BOX 1596
ALBERTON BRANCH PRETORIA 4000 SOUTH AFRICA.
ATTN: THE DIRECTOR/C.E.O.
I know that this message will come to you as a surprise since we don’t know each other before, but for the purpose of introduction, I am MR.PETER KHUMALO THE AUDIT DEPT ASSISTANT MANAGER OF AMALGAMATED BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA (ABSA).
There is an account opened in this bank in February 2001 and since November 2003 nobody has operated on this account 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 for feited for nothing. The owner of this account is MR. ERNEST B. BENJAMIN, a foreigner, and a miner at Kruger Goal Co. a geologist by profession and he died since August 2003.
No other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that this company does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is US$10.2 million (TEN MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS).
I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money cannot be approved to a local bank here, but can only be approved to any foreign account because the money is in US Dollars and the former owner of the account is MR. ERNEST B. BENJAMIN is a foreigner too. I know that this message will come to you as a surprise as we don’t know ourselves before. We will sign an agreement but be sure that it is real and a genuine business. Please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take immediately. Send also your private Tel. and a fax number including the full details of the account to be used for the deposit.
I want us to meet face to face or sign a binding agreement to bind us together so that you can receive this money into a foreign account or any account of our choice where the fund will be safe.
And I will fly to your country for withdrawal and sharing and other investments. Meanwhile you can open a new account in any bank for this purpose if you like. I am contacting you because of the need to involve a foreign account and a foreign beneficiary.
I need your full cooperation to make this work fine because the management is ready to give approval to any foreigner, who has the correct information of the account, which I will give to you later, if you are able and willing to handle such an amount of money in strict confidence and trust according to my instructions and advice for our mutual benefit because this opportunity will never come again in my life. I need truthful person in this business because I don’t want to make mistake, I need your strong assurance and trust.
With my position now in the office I can transfer this money to any foreigner’s reliable account, which you can provide with assurance that this money will be in tact pending my physical arrival in your country for sharing. I will destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any place. You can also come to discuss with me face to face after which I will make this remittance in your presence and two of us will fly to your country at least two days ahead of the money going into the account. I will use my position and influence to effect the legal approvals and onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance forms of ministries and foreign exchange departments. At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 30% of the total amount while 10% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring, 60% will be for me.
I look forward to your earliest reply through my email above.