October 09, 2006
Mr. LINCOLM BERG
This might be a variation on the standard 419 that I've been hearing about.
Of course, it is a scam, a fraud, there is no special bank accouhnt and there is no money in it.
You will be asked to pay money in advance, for 'expenses'. This will just be kept by hte criminals and nothing will ever be sent to you.
The one variation is that he asks you to phone him on a mobile number in Holland. I've heard rumours that this can be very expensive, very expensive indeed. There's a story that one person had a $5,000 phone bill after talking to them for only a few minutes.
Ignore it anyway.
In order to transfer out (US$15 Million)
Fifteen Million United States Dollars from ABSA Bank. I have picked up
the trust and courage to write you this
letter with divine confidence that you are a reliable and honest Person who will be capable for this important business transaction believing also that you
will never let me down either now or in the future
name is Mr. Lincolm Berg a senior Auditing Officer with the ABSA BANK
in South Africa There is an account opened in this bank in 1997 and
nobody has operated on this account again. After going through some old files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money out urgently it
would be forfeited to the government The owner of this account died since 1999. 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 this company does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is (US$15 million) Fifteen million United States Dollars.
want to transfer this sum of Fifteen million United States Dollars into
a safe foreign account abroad. I am contacting you based on the fact
that you are a
foreigner because this money can only be approved for payment to a foreigner, more so it can not be approved by any local bank here, as this money is in US Dollars hence the former owner of this account is a foreigner too. I know that this proposal will come to you as a surprise as we don't know ourselves before.
got your contact from a trade consultant here in South Africa though I
did not disclose the purpose of my seeking for a foreign business
to him. I have involved a very senior official in the Operational department and we have agreed that after the transfer of the money into your account, you shall
be entitled to 20% of the total sum. We the officials will take 70% while 10% is for expenses.
All necessary precautions have been taken to ensure 100% risk free situation on the side of both parties. Please note that this deal can only take place on the following conditions:
1. You will provide the bank account and other relevant Particulars/information for easy and onward Remittance of this money.
Absolute confidentiality and sincerity will be required and guaranteed,
considering our (me and my partners) positions in the bank.
All things being equal, this transaction will be within 10 working days as soon as we hear from you. Please treat this matter with utmost confidentiality.
Corently, iam in the Netherlands for six months course please Contact me as quickly as possible through my mobile
Thanks and remain blessed.
Mr. LINCOLM BERG. .
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