AFRICA (OCN) — Here is a nice scam I ran into today in regards to The Standard Bank of South Africa from a Mr. Irvin ‘Shit Hole’ Sithole. Its a shame Yahoo Mail and similar free email providers are helping to spread scam all over the world.
OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR
STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA
MR. IRVIN SITHOLE
Email : Irvin.email@example.com.
CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL/DEAL
Good day! I’m MR. IRVIN SITHOLE, THE AUDITOR OF THE STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA. I got your contact information courtesy of Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
During the last auditing, verification/investigation in out bank at the end of last fiscal (financial) year, I discovered the sum of US$8, 400.000.00 (EIGHT MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSANDS UNITED STATES DOLLARS) in a dormant account belonging to a foreign International businessman who died along with his family in a Kenyan Airways plane crash in Cameroun this year.
My investigations revealed no survival for claims as Ihave long been expecting someone to forwardapplications for claims as it applies to our bankingregulations and if I do not remit this money outurgently, it will be recovered by the bank. However, I kept this information (SECRET) confidential within my jurisdiction to enable me submit claims andt ransfer this fund through trustworthy person whom I shall present as the bona fide next of kin to the deceased.
With my position, I can initiate the transfer this fund to any reliable designated foreign account, with assurance that this fund will be intact pending my physical arrival in your country for sharing. All documents to this transfer will be destroyed on confirmation of the money in your account thus leaving no trace to anything. Meanwhile, all domestic arrangements have been put in place awaiting your response to enable me conclude this transaction.
At the conclusion of this transaction, you will be given 30% of the total money, while 70% will be for me, and you must understand that, this is a once in life time opportunity and a deal of high magnitude, therefore your undivided assistance MUST be needed, and you will offer any assistance when needed, because I won’t present myself in all task to avoid suspicion, hence our government is out to track most of us in Financial Sectors down.
Rather, I will present you as the next of kin, you must be bold, and confidence in putting the claim in accordance to my instruction Kindly contact me viat he above e -mail address. I need your strong assurance and confidentiality. God bless us.
MR. IRVIN SITHOLE
NB: send the below information as quickly as possible:
(1) Your private telephone and fax numbers.
(2) First three pages of your internationalpassport.
(3) Your physical address.
(4) Your bank account information.
Why does he want to keep 70%? Doesn’t seem fair. Without our help, he can’t even get a penny. It should a 50-50 deal but as you see, that how scammers work.