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  1. arthur

    7,396 Posts.

    This was sent to me by email by two different people in two different formats .

    I will put this post up to make some people aware of this old scam that has come to the surface again .

    Firstly, I must solicit your confidence in this
    transaction, this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly
    Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried,
    but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the
    We have decided to contact you by e-mail due to the
    urgency of this transaction.
    Let me start by first introdusing myself properly to you. I am
    Mrs.Helen williams, a Manager at the Standard Bank of South
    Africa Limited. I came to know of you in my private search for
    a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential
    transaction which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money
    to a foreign account requiring maximum confidence. I am not too
    really sure if you are my long lost contact whom I am trying to
    reach, but in anyway, please do take this message with a good
    heart and report back to me if you are not the person I think
    you are. I would explain more latter.

    A foreigner, late Engineer Johnson Creek, an Oil Merchant /
    contractor with the federal Govenment of South Africa, until
    his death three years ago in a ghastly air crash, banked with
    us here at Standard Bank of South Africa Limited,and had a
    closing balance of USD$38.5M ( Thirty Eight Million, Five
    Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which the bank now
    unquestionably expects to be claimed by any of his available
    foreign next of kin or alternatively be donated to a
    discredited trust fund for alms and ammunition at a military
    war college here in South Africa.
    Fervent valuable efforts are being made by the Bank to
    get in touch with any of the Creek family or relatives but all
    have proved to no avail.
    It is because of the perceived possibility of not going to
    be able to locate any of late Engr. Johnson Creek's next of kin
    (he had no known wife and children) that the management under
    the influence of our Chairman, board of directors, Retired
    Major General Desmond Makemba, that an arrangement for the fund
    to be declared "UNCLAIMABLE" and then be subsequently donated
    to the Trust Fund for Alms and Ammunition which will further
    enhance the courses of war in Africa and the world in general.
    In order to avert this negative development, myself and some
    of my trusted colleagues here at the bank now seek for your
    permission to have you stand as late Engr. Johnson Creek's next
    of kin so that the fund,would be subsequently transferred and
    paid into your bank account as the beneficiary next of kin. All
    documents and proves to enable you get this fund have been
    carefully worked out and we are assuring you a 100% risk free
    For your assistance, your commission would be 30%. 10% has been
    set aside for expenses while the rest would be for myself and
    my colleagues for investment purposes in your country.
    If this proposal is OK. by you and you do not wish to take
    advantage of the trust we hope to bestow on you and your
    company, then kindly get to me immediately via my e-mail
    furnishing me with your most confidential telephone, fax number
    and exclusive e-mail so that I can forward to you the relevant
    details of this transaction. Thank you in advance for your
    anticipated co-operation.
    Mrs. Helen williams
    Manager Standard Bank of South Africa Limited

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