South African Money Transfer


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This is a scam. There a large number of variants of this scam now. The common features are "loads of money or gems", <insert place in Africa here>, and a fax/phone number/e-mail address. They all want some money-up-front and that is the way the scam artists make their money, this is also known as a "4-1-9" or the "Advance Fee Fraud" scheme.

This one appears to be a  variant of the frequently seen Nigerian Money Transfer scam, but it has obviously gone south for the winter.

From:JOVAOBASI
3/5 RIDER HAGGARD
CLOSE, JO, BORG
SOUTH AFRICA.
Tel/fax: 27 - 83 -5535562

RE: TRANSFER OF ($ 126,000.000.00 USD)
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SIX MILLION DOLLARS

Dear sir,

In order to transfer out (USD 126 MILLION) One hundred
and twenty six million United States Dollars from
DEVELOPMENT BANK FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA [DBSA]. I want to
ask you to quietly look for a reliable and honest
person who will be capable and fit to provide either
an existing bank account or to set up a new Bank a/c
immediately to receive this money, even an empty a/c
can also serve for this purpose.

I am Mr JOVAOBASI, the Auditor General of
Development Bank For Southern Africa, during the
course of our auditing I discovered a floating fund in
an account opened in the bank in 1990 and since 1993
nobody has operated on this account again, after going
through some old files, from the records I discovered
that the owner of the account died without a [heir]
hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this
money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing.
The owner of this account is Mr. Allan P. Seaman, a
foreigner, and an industrialist, and he died, since
1993 and 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 Allan P. Seaman until his death was the manager
Diamond Safari [pty]. SA.

We will start the first transfer with Twenty Six
Million [$26,000.000] upon successful transaction
without any disappoint from your side, we shall
re-apply for the payment of the remaining rest amount
to your account,

I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this
money cannot be approved to a local person here, but
can only be approved to any foreigner with valid
information about Mr.
Allan P. Seaman who is a foreigner too.

However, I am revealing this to you with believe in
God that you will never let me down when the money
enters your A/C.

Send also your private telephone and fax number
including the full details of the account to be used
for the deposit

I need your full understanding and co-operation to
make this work fine because the management of the Bank
is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who
has correct information of this account, which I will
give to you, upon your positive response. 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 obtain all
legal approvals for onward transfer of this money to
your account with appropriate clearance from the
relevant ministries and foreign exchange departments
for easy and smooth transfer of the fund into your
account without question.

At the conclusion of this business, you will be given
35% of the total amount, 60% will be for me, while 5%
will be for expenses both parties might have incurred
during the process of transferring this money.

I am looking forward to hear from you.

Yours truly
JOVAOBASI,

Here's another version received 18/10/2001:

From: PASCAL EZE <tkrce2000@yahoo.com>
Subject: VERY URGENT FUND TRANSFER
To: xxx.xxxxxxxx.xxx

3/5 RIDER HAGGARD
CLOSE, JO, BORG
SOUTH AFRICA.

(URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL)

(RE: TRANSFER OF ($ 152,000.000.00 USD
ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS)

Dear,

We want to transfer to overseas ($ 152,000.000.00 USD)
One hundred and
Fifty two million United States Dollars) from a Prime
Bank in Africa, I want to ask you to quietly look
for a reliable and honest person who will be
capable and fit to provide either an existing bank
account or to set up a new Bank a/c immediately to
receive this money, even an empty a/c can serve to
receive this money, as long as you will remain honest
to me till the end for this important business
trusting in you and believing in God that you will
never let me down either now or in future.

I am Mr Pascal Eze, the Auditor General of prime
banks in Africa, during the course of our auditing I
discovered a floating fund in an account opened in
the bank in 1990 and since 1993 nobody has operated
on this account again, after going through some old
files in the records I discovered that the owner of
the account died without a [heir] hence the money
is floating and if I do not
remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for
nothing. the owner of this account is Mr. Allan P.
Seaman, a foreigner, and an industrialist, and he
died, since 1993. and 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 Allan
P. Seaman until his death was the manager Diamond
Safari [pty]. SA.

We will start the first transfer with fifty two
million [$52,000.000] upon successful transaction
without any disappoint from your side, we shall
re-apply for the payment of the remaining rest amount
to your account,

The amount involved is (USD 152M) One hundred and
Fifty two million United States Dollars, only I want
to first transfer $52,000.000 [fifty two million
United States Dollar from this money into a
safe foreigners account abroad before the rest, but I
don't know any foreigner, I am only contacting you as
a foreigner because this money can not be approved to
a local person here, without valid international
foreign passport, but can only be approved to any
foreigner with valid international passport or drivers
license and foreign a/c because the money is in us
dollars and
the former owner of the a/c Mr. Allan P. Seaman is
a foreigner too, [and the money can only be approved
into a foreign a/c

However, we will sign a binding agreement, to bind us
together I got your contact address from the Girl
who operates computer, I am revealing this to you
with believe in God that you will never let me down in
this business, you are the first and the only person
that I am contacting for this business, so please
reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step
to take
urgently. Send also your private telephone and fax
number including the full details of the account to be
used for the deposit.

I want us to meet face to face to build confidence and
to sign a binding
agreement that will bind us together before
transferring the money to any account of your choice
where the fund will be safe. Before we fly to your
country for withdrawal, sharing and investments.

I need your full co-operation to make
this work fine. because the management is ready to
approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct
information of this account, which I will give to you,
upon your positive response and once I am convinced
that you are capable and will meet up with
instruction of a key bank official who is deeply
involved with me in this business.
I need your strong assurance that you will never,
never let me down.

With my influence and the position of the bank
official we can transfer this
money to any foreigner's reliable account which you
can provide with assurance that this money will be
intact pending our physical arrival in your country
for
sharing. The bank official will destroy all documents
of transaction
immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to
any place and to build confidence you can come
immediately to discuss with me face to face after
which I will make this remittance in
your presence and three of us will fly to your country
at least two days ahead of the money going into the
account.

I will apply for annual leave to get visa immediately
I hear from you that you are ready to act and receive
this fund in your account. I will use my position and
influence to obtain all legal approvals for onward
transfer of this money to your account with
appropriate clearance from the relevant ministries
and
foreign exchange departments.

At the conclusion of this business, you will be given
35% of the total amount, 60% will be for me, while 5%
will be for expenses both parties might have incurred
during the process of transferring.

I look forward to your earliest reply through my email
address tkrce2000@yahoo.com

yours truly

Mr Pascal Eze.

Here's another new version:

Subject: BUSINESS PROPOSAL, from "Martin Kabila."

FAX:
871-762918981
EFAX:
17196237726
Email:
olisa6@excite.com
ATTENTION: DIRECTOR/CEO

RE: URGENT ASSISTANCE.

Kindly allow me the modesty of introducing myself. I am Martin Kabila, the son of the former head the state / President of Congo-Kinshasha (then called Zaire) President Laurent Desire Kabila.

I got your particulars through the South African Chamber of Commerce. However, I am contacting you in order to ask for your assistance on this confidential business proposal with full financial benefit for both of us.

Before I got into further details, please be informed that I am writing without any other person(s) pre-knowledge of contacting you on this transaction. Therefore, I will appreciate same attitude to be maintained all through.

I have the sum of USD$48 Million from a secret sale of Diamond by my late father before he was assassinated by his bodyguard (Rashid) on January 16th 2001, which I will like you to receive on my behalf due to security reasons, as my narration below will explain. But before I continue, be well informed that your share in this transaction has been calculated at 20% of the total sum of USD$48 Million, 5% for expenses and the rest for my family and me. However, my father as a real African traditionalist was a polygamist, thereby having married so many wives, and my mother being
the second wife of my father, my stepbrother Joseph, who is the current president of my Country, is the son of the first wife and he does not have my knowledge about this deal. Already, president Joseph is using his power of office to colonize all the money and private properties, which our
father left behind for the whole family. Now, my mother and I are left with noting in the inheritance of my late father's wealth. Our situation is seriously critical that we need your assistance to help us receive these funds overseas for proper investment. Let me quickly assure you the 100% safe proof of this transaction because, the Diamond sales are packed from the onset in a pattern that shows no trace or linkage with us (Kabila family). At present, the money is in cash and is secured in a Security Company as family treasury. I am writing for your swift and favorable response. You are to contact me via my direct Tel: 871-762918980. Fax: 871-762918981. or by suing the above e-mail address. Your urgent responses is highly needed, and in case you have any question(s), don't hesitate to
ask me.

Best regards,
Mark Kabila.


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