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Scam Money Transfers - Banks, Bank Managers
Example - Cagle Brown, First National Bank of South Africa

Have you received an email from a bank official, "Cagle Brown" at "First National Bank of South Africa", claiming that he has found a "dormant account" or money from a deceased customer with no next of kin, or no will, and he needs you, a foreigner to help him take the money, to keep it from being turned over to the bank or government?

It is a scam. Even if it weren't a scam, it would be a felony, fraud and theft. But it is all nonsense, a scam made up to get money from you. See the example below, an actual email from the scammer, sent to a victim.

The scammer intends to to get hold of your money instead, by conning you into sending money for various "fees" to free the "funds in escrow".  If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here! Note some of the obvious scam clues that we have highlighted in the email below, such as excessive/incorrect use of CAPITAL letters, terrible spelling, grammar and punctuation, the use of free email accounts rather than a domain and website that matches the company's name, etc.


Scam email:

FROM: MR CAGLE BROWN

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA

JOHANNESBURG. SOUTH AFRICA

PRIVATE Email: caglebrown333@hotmail.com

Direct Line: +27-84-5520-869

ATT:SIR/MADAM

PLEASE KEEP THIS CONFIDENTIAL.

I Am Mr. CAGLE BROWN, a Staff of FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA I am writing following an opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of USD$5.8 Million (FIVE MILLION, Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late MR. ROBERT OST, an American who unfortunately lost his life in th e plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000, including his wife and only daughter, You can read more about the crash on visiting this site.

http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/

Since we got information about his death, we have been silently expecting his next of kin or relatives to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as Next of Kin or Relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines, Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only daughter died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I as the Head of this Department now decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the Next of Kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and w e don't want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed bill.

The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that such money remained after five years the money will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed funds. I agreed that 35% of this money would be for you as foreign partner and for your assistance, while the balance will be for my investment in your country. I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account. Please be honest to me and trust is our watchword in this transaction, note this transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you receive this mail you should contact me back or call me on my direct number: TEL: + 27-84-5520-869, Please note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds to you has been finalized.

We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response, please in your response inclu de your telephone and fax numbers for easy communication.

Best Regards

MR. CAGLE BROWN

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA

JOHANNESBURG. SOUTH AFRICA

PRIVATE Email:caglebrown333@hotmail.com

 



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Names used by scammers in the examples on this page and others often belong to real people and businesses who often have no knowledge of nor connection to the scammer's use of their name and information.  Sample scam emails and other documents are copies of the scam to help potential victims recognize and avoid it.  You should presume that any names used and presented here in a scam are either fictitious or used without their legitimate owner's permission.
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