Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

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Saturday, August 16, 2008


Dear Mr Smith Lake Anderson, I am Craig Pond-Water, saying thanks but no!


Allternative Email:
Tele:+27 83 210 88 73.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Good Day,

Please accept my sincere apologizes if my email does not meet your business or personal ethics. I will first introduce myself as Mr. SMITH .L. ANDERSON, a staff in foreign remittance department in the Private Clients Section of a well-known bank, here in south africa.

One of our accounts, with holding balance of $52,000,000 (Fifty Two Million Us Dollars ) as a foreign tourist into south africa and this has been dormant and last operated seven years ago. From my investigations and confirmation, the owner of the said account, a foreigner by name Mr.John Shumejda .US Citizan and his senior vice president Mr. Ed Swingle died on thier tour to u.k on the 5th of January 2002 in a plane crash in Birmingham; you can view this CNN website for details on the crash.

Since then, nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money, as he has no family member that has any knowledge or idea as to the existence of either the account or the funds in our bank; after i have check how he come into south africa, Information from the National imigration also states that Mr.John Shumejda was single on entry into south africa as a tourist ,but his motive was not disclosed to any one after all series of investigation and non of both family have any knowledge of any existing account in south africa since seven years.

I have confidently discussed this issue with the bank manager and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with. We therefore propose to do business with you, standing in as the next of kin of these funds from the deceased and funds will be transfer to your account after necessary processes have been followed.

Please, to facilitate the conclusion of this Transaction if accepted, do send to me promptly to my email:
OR Allternative Email:

the following.
(1) Your full names,
(2)Contact address and,
(3)Phone/fax numbers.

This transaction is totally 100% free of risk as the fund is legitimate and does not originate from drugs, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act.

On your interest, we have map out 2% out of this $52,000,000$52,000,000 (Fifty Two Million ) for any expenses incured during the process of transfer of this fund into your account,let me hear from you what will be your percentage as soon as you dim it good and nescessary to work together for the success of transfer of these cool lucky fund into your account in your country URGENTLY.

Thank you for your time and understanding.
Very Respectfully,

Warm Regards,

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