Isaac Shongwe Version: “West African advanced fee” or “419” Email Scam
This is another version of the Nigerian email scam, now being sent out by ” Isaac Shongwe”.
I am Isaac Shongwe, Prescient Investment, South Africa. This is an
urgent and confidential business proposition.
On June 14, 2000, a foreign consultant with Global Oil Corporation, Mr.
Alan Baker made a numbered time (Fixed) deposit for twelve calendar
months, valued at US$8,320,000.00, with us. Upon maturity, I sent a
routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a
month, a reminder was sent and finally it was discovered from his
contract employers, Global Oil Corporation that Mr. Baker passed away.
On further investigation, I discovered that he had no heir and he died
without making a will or a testament. I also discovered that Mr. Baker
did not declare any relative in any of his official documents, including
his deposit paperwork in my possession and all attempts to trace any
relative was fruitless. This investment has been fixed under our
management. No one will ever come forward to claim it. Under South
African law, the money reverts to the Government if nobody applies for
claim over a period of 5 (five) years.
Consequently, my desire is to transfer this funds with the help of a
reliable foreiger, to a foreign bank account. I am writing to you
because I cannot operate a foreign account. Hence, I am seeking for an
individual who can help me safeguard and invest this money. I want to
present you as the beneficiary to this investment so that you claim this
money on my behalf with the help of my attorney. I am willing to pay
something as remuneration for your assistance.
Please provide me with your full names, address, telephone and fax
number so that my attorney process the necessary documents in this
regards that puts you as the beneficiary to this investment. Please
observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this
transaction will be of mutual benefit. If you are interested, reply me
by email ASAP.