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Scam Email from Kingsley Sabata of South Africa Using Link to an Old CNN Article

Oh please! This style of scam linking to a real article is sooo old. C'mon it's 2009, be more creative! You're not conning us with this one for sure...

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This is Mr. Kingsley Sabata Manager/ a staff in one of the major leading
bank in South Africa. In my Bank I discovered an abandoned large sum
of money (US$14.7M) belonging to one of our late Foreign Customer,
since 2002 .

The owner of this account is Dr. George Brumley, an American National, also
a businessman based in South Africa, was involved in air crash along with
his family. And he died since 2003 in an air crash along with
Other passengers on board. Confirm from this


I am basically writing you to seek for your Sincere Co-operation to
present you as the only sole business partner/ beneficiary to this deceased
name above since he specified no beneficiary, And no other person
knows about this Account. The Strategy/plan is to use my influence as
manager of the bank to approve the funds to you. So if you are
interested forward to me your names, cell, Phone/fax, profession, age and
country, for further clarifications.

Sincere Regards.

Mr. Kingsley Sabata.

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  1. How do these scammers get away with their evil? First they tempt you to believe them and then lure you to pay something to get hold of the booty and leave many penniless.

    Although many know about them there are lakhs of people who continuosly are falling prey to these scamsters.

    How will this ever stop? Is there no international policing on these rogues and their bankers?

    Something needs to be done to restore the credibility of online truths.


    on January 7, 2009 at 7:07 AM