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RE: business offer

Actually, it is a scam.  There was a local news report on this specific scam
about three or four weeks ago here in Washington State (USA).
--steve cook--

-----Original Message-----
From: Hendrik Visage [mailto:hvisage@envisage.co.za]
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 13:05
To: akakh albert
Cc: lsb-discuss@lists.linuxbase.org
Subject: Re: business offer

As a Fellow South African, 
This piece have SO many errors in it, that it 
MUST be a scam.

Something like the Nigerian 401 (?) SCMAs ??


On Wed, Apr 17, 2002 at 12:49:07PM -0700, akakh albert wrote:
> Dear sir
>  Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude
> will make any one  apprehensive and worried, but I
> am assuring you that everything will be well at the
> end of the day. We have decided to contact you due to
> the urgency of this transaction.
> Let me start by introducing myself properly to you.I
> am Mr. ALBERT BIKO.an auditor  with Ned Bank,
> Johannesburg, South Africa .
> A Foreigner a french, Late Engr.Jean claude Pierre
> (Snr) a merchant with The Federal Government of 
> South Africa, Formerly 
> working in Witwatersrand
> Johannesbourg Gold Mine, Johannesburg South Africa
> until his death months ago in Kenya Air Bus (A310 -
> 304)Flight KQ431, He banked with us at Ned Bank,
> Johannesbourg and had a closing balance as at the
> end of September, 2000 worth $33,800.000.00 (Thirty
> Three Million eight hundred United State Dollars),
> (this is aside the accrued interest so far from that
> date) the bank now expects his next of kin as
> beneficiary. Valuable efforts are being made by the
> Bank  to get in touch with any of the Claude's Family
> or Relatives but to no success.
> It is because of the perceived possibility of not
> being able to locate any of Late Engr. Jean Claude
> Pierre(Snr.)'s next of kin (He had no wife or
> children that is known to us). The Management under
> the influence of our Chairman and Members of the Board
> of Directors, that arrangement has been made for the
> fund to be decleared "Unclaimed" and subsequentlly be
> donated to the trust fund for arms and ammunition to
> further enhance the course of War in Africa and the
> World in General.
> In order to avert this negative development, some of
> my trusted colleagues and I now seek your permission
> to have you stand as next of kin to the late Engr.
> Jean Claude Pierre (Snr.) so that the fund will be
> released and paid into your Account as the beneficiary
> next of kin.
> All documents and proves to enable you get this fund
> will be carefully worked out. We have secured from
> the probate registry, an order of Mandamus to locate
> any of the deceased's beneficiary(ies), and more so
> we are assuring you that this business is 100% Risk
> Free. Your share will be 30% of the total sum while
> the rest will be for myself and my colleagues for
> investment purposes, According to agreement between
> both parties.
> However,It might interest you to know that you can
> claim the fund in our  bank's main branch here in
> Johannesbourg South Africa or in our corresponding
> bank in London.
> Should you be interested in claiming the money from
> our correspondent bank in London, we have a
> colleague in that bank who will offer you assistance
> in London and who will be willing to talk with you on
> phone as soon as possible.
> We shall arrange to change the name of beneficiary
> in your favour with our bank and also the Probate
> Registry of the Government of South Africa.
> Kindly indicate your interest to enable us make
> arrangements to get the neccessary supporting and back
> up documents that will make you eligible to claim
> the fund as his next of Kin. 
> Please note that for the purposes of confidentiality,
> all further correspondences would be through my
> alternative email address:adiahuka@yahoo.com 
> Accept my warm regards as I await your response.
> Sincerely,
> ---------------------------------
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