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Mr. James Khumalo

By Phantasm66 · 10 replies
Jan 22, 2004
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  1. I just got this spam:

    Mr. James Khumalo
    NedBank Johannesburg
    South Africa.

    Dear Sir,

    Courtesy of Business opportunity, I take liberty
    anchored on strong desire to solicit for your
    assistance on this mutual beneficial and risk free
    transaction with you, which I hope you give urgent
    attention. To be precise, I am James Khumalo the
    Manager of Bills/Exchange at the Foreign
    Exchange/Remittance Department of NEDBANK South
    Africa. In my department, we discovered an abandoned
    sum of US$10,000,000.00 (Ten Million United States
    Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our
    customers who died along with his entire family in
    1988 Lockerbie Pan American Airline plane crash.

    Since we got information about his death, we have been
    expecting his next of Kin to come over and claim his
    money, because we can not release it unless somebody
    applied for its next of Kin or Relation to the
    deceased as indicated in our banking procedure, but
    unfortunately to no avail, and nobody has come forward
    to claim the money (because the mentioned next of kin
    which is Son died as well).

    Therefore, upon this discovery I and other two
    officials in my department now decide to establish a
    cordial business relationship with you, hence my
    contacting you. We want you to purportedly present
    your good self as the next of Kin or relation of the
    deceased so that we can prepare documentations and
    release the funds (US$10 Million) into your account
    for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is
    coming for it and again we do not want the funds to go
    into the Governments account as "Unclaimed Bill".

    The banking law and procedures herein stipulates that
    any account abandoned or dormant for a period of some
    years is subjected to be closed and all money
    contained therein will be forfeited to the Government
    Treasury Account. Now it is being speculated that the
    above sum will be transferred into Government Treasury
    Account as unclaimed funds on or before July 2004. The
    reason for you to present your good self as the next
    of kin in occasioned by the fact that the deceased
    customer was a foreigner.

    Mode of sharing after the successful completion of the
    transfer is as follows, for the role you will be
    expected to play in the whole exercise, we have agreed
    to give you twenty five (25%) of the total sum, and 5%
    has been set aside for expenses we are going to
    encounter by both parties in the process of this
    transaction and the remaining 70% shall be for my
    colleagues and I. In support of the aforementioned,
    you are urged to reply this letter indicating your
    readiness and interest to participate in the business.
    After you reply, you will be advised on the next step

    I quite believe that you will protect our interest by
    keeping this business Top Secret and Confidential, as
    your interest will be equally protected in order to
    achieve and maintain maximum confidentiality. Trust to
    hear from you on the above numbers as I count on your
    earliest response.

    Yours truly,

    Mr. James Khumalo

    Do people actually fall for these? Surely? Who could fall for this and be able to operate a computer??
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    The same ones who deletes their windows directory when told that they need to clean up their harddrive I guess...

    Or the ones so lonely they're hoping each day that an email will show up in their inbox, no matter if it's spam or not....
  3. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Good Lord, are these people still around? Sheesh! I remember reading about a year ago when some guy that was running a site kept this guy going for a few months. Absolutely hilarious! :haha:
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    I've been getting those for years, we've even had a few good laughs about those emails in the IRC channel.
  5. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    lol. i got a email saying some rich guy in nigeria died and left me with a fortune of $80million. they asked for my account # to transfer the funds. too bad im not a retard
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11


  7. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Posts: 255

    so where do I send my cheque and bank details
  8. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 380

    Sad, sad sad state of affairs...and to think some people actually fall for it...
  9. WHkelly

    WHkelly TS Rookie

    I Have received this letter in MAIL to my company, luckily I did some research on the internet, and these guys don't even change their name, so be really CAREFUL ...


    Attn President/Ceo
    I hope you are fine today.
    I am Dr. James Khumalo Chief Accountant of to the 2010 Local Organizing Committee in the Republic of South Africa.
    As you ought to know,it just concluded 2010 FIFA soccer world cup which gave USA lot of projects and business opportunities for the past 4 years.
    Meanwhile,my colleague and I as a committee in charge of completion of most of the NEWLY BUILT STADIUMS. We need your assistance to transfer and secure in your oversea account the sum of US$47,000,000.00 (Forty Seven Million United States Dollars) which is an over-invoiced amount from the completion of the contract. This amount is currently in a coded account in the National Treasury of Nigeria because the original contract sum of US$430,618,000.00 has been paid to the foreign and local contractors that executed the projects.
    However, by virtue of our position as members of the South African Local Organizing Committee (SALOC) in charge of various contracts, we are not allowed to operate foreign accounts or acquire the over-invoiced amount in our names here in South Africa
    Therefore, I have the mandate of Yahoo Inc. to arrange with you as a foreign partner so that the US$47,000,000.00 (Forty Seven Million United Sates Dollars Only) will be transferred to any of your personal or company bank account oversea. We have agreed to give you 20% of the total sum while the rest will be shared among my fellow members on equal proportion.
    As you may wish to know, all arrangements have been made for the processing of the claim and immediate wire of the fund to your bank account within 7 working days. After the transfer, I will quickly fly to your country to enable us share the fund in accordance with the agreed terms.
    If yo uhave the interest to handle this deal with me, kindly reverse to me urgently and we shall discuss in further details, also endeavor to send me your contact information for immediate communication

    Thank you for your anticipated co-operation
    I need your urgent reply

    Dr James Khumalo
    Chief Accountant at Yahoo
  10. Coodu

    Coodu TS Booster Posts: 173

    Haha that's funny stuff. We get them maybe twice a week at work, always brightens up the morning grind :p
  11. Razer

    Razer TS Booster Posts: 126   +14

    I think Mr. James Khumalo is a very generous man :p LoL

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