There is nothing more suspicious than an email from South Africa asking to transfer some dead man’s money.

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Subject: Business/Investment
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 10:13:39 +0200

Absa Building,
C/o Pretorius and Van der Walt Streets,
P.O. Box 3915 Pretoria 0001
Tele:+27 79-619-5520
I Know For Security Reasons, This Is Not The  Safest Means To Reach You, But Was Left With No Other Viable Option Since There Is The Pressing Need To Reach You. I Am Quite Sure That This Mail Will Surprise You Since I Have Not Been Having Previous Correspondences With You.

My Name is DR.BEN SMITH.The Bank Manager Of The Above Named Bank.I Have A Good Business Proposition For You Which I Know That,By The Special Grace Of God Will Be Beneficial To You.

Firstly Before I Proceed, I Have To Assure You That This Mail Is Neither Junk,Illusion Nor Mere Imagination,But Practically Achievable If Given Maximum Support And Cooperation.

In June 1999, Mr.Christian Eich A German Engineer Who Ran Carmaker BMW Musuem Here In Southern Africa, He Deposited The Sum Of $8.5million Us Dollars With Our Bank On A Three Year Fixed Deposit Basis. With His Son Mr Michael Eich Registered As The Next Of Kin / Beneficiary To The Account. After The Three Years Expired, Mr.Christian Eich Was Not Seen Nor Heard  Of Even The Son Who Is The Beneficiary, Nothing Was Heard From Him.So I Decided To Roll It Over. Since Then It Has Been Rolling Over .I Have  Sent Mails,Faxes To His Numbers And Addresses Given Still No Response.I Was Forced To Contact The (BMW) He Has Been Dealing With But Was Surprised To Hear That He And The Son Died In An Auto Crash Just A Year After He Deposited The Money With Us.May His Soul Rest In Peace.
The South African Law States That,In Cases Like This, The Money Should Be Returned To The Government Account. I Am Seriously Against Returning This Old Mans Sweat To The Govt. Account, Because One Of The Officials Will  Steal This Money From The Govt Account, So I have Decided To Divert This Money To My Own Private Use. Already I Have Used My Good Contact To Withdraw This  Money & transfer it to South African Reserve Bank for smooth and successful transfer of the fund.

I Am Writing for You To Assist Me In Safekeeping, Transferring Of This Money As Well As For Investment Purposes. You Are To Take 30% Of The Total Sum For Your Assistance,5% to take care of all the expenses incurred during this transaction, while The Remaining Will Be For my Investment in your Country. On receipt Of Your Acceptance Letter,And A Mutual Agreement Is Reached Between Us,I Will Send To You All The Vital Documents Relevant To This Transaction To Enable You Claim The Money On The conclution of The Transfer In Your Account.

Anticipating Your Urgent And Favourable  Response To This Business Proposition.

Please I am counting on you and get back to me with my private e-mail address for confidentiality

dr_bensmith@myway.com also include your telephone and fax number for easy comunication.
 May God bless you

Best Regards,