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Somewhere in United States
2017-07-24 14:41:56
Nigerian/419 Scam
+1 Federal Ministry of Mines and Power here in South Africa 
Mr. Louis Phoofolo
Email Address:
Country of Scam:
United States (US)
From: Mr. Louis Phoofolo
Email: louisphoofolo@gmx.com
Telephone +27-603542011


Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Mr. Louis Phoofolo, assistant Branch Manager, Standard Bank of South Africa (SBSA). In July 2010, one of my customer by the name of MR. SATOSHI SAKURA from Japan who was a consultant/contractor with the Federal Ministry of Mines and Power here in South Africa, made a numbered time fixed Deposit, valued at $11,500,000.00 (Eleven Million, Five hundred Thousand United States Dollars) for twelve (12) calendar months in my Bank branch.

I decided to reach you because presently I am in desperate need of a trust worthy foreign person for this proposal.

Upon maturity, we sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally I discovered from his contract employers that he is no longer on earth because he died with his entire family is Japan Tsunami disaster of 11th of March 2011.

The said fund is still in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. Now the fund is $12,200,000.00 (Twelve Million Two Hundred Thousand US Dollars) because of the accumulated interest.

In accordance with South Africa Government Law, at the expiration of 7 (seven) years, the money will be reverted back to the ownership of the Government of South Africa if nobody comes forward for the claim.

Consequently, I want to present you as the next of kin to this late customer; hence you are a foreigner like him and the $12,200,000.00 (Twelve Million Two Hundred Thousand US Dollars) will be transferred to your Bank account and after the successful transfer of the funds, the money will be shared in the ratio of 65% for me, 30% for you and 5% to cover our expenses after the deal.

There is no risk involved, as I will use my position as the assistant Branch Bank Manager to secure approvals and guarantee the successful execution of this transaction within 7-working days. If this proposal interests you, let me know by sending me an email and I will send to you detailed Information on how this business would be successfully transacted.

Be informed that nobody knows about the secret of this fund except my self and I know how to cover the entire transaction.

Please include your private phone number for voice contact and reply me through this email: louisphoofolo@gmx.com

Looking forward to your urgent reply to enable me give you more details and you can as well give me a call.


Mr. Louis Phoofolo.
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Falconsfan   (Somewhere in United States) Added the following extra information on :2017-07-24 15:40:58
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Message ID Created at: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 3:33 PM (Delivered after 1 seconds) From: Louis Phoofolo To: <> Subject: Re: Notification. SPF: PASS with IP IP:
Thank you for your email.
First of all, I will want to assure you that I am in full control of this transaction and I know how to go about it.
Although we have not met each other before but I see our dealings as God divine intervention and I hope that you will not disappoint me when the funds are finally transferred to your Bank account..
Actually, I decided to carry out this transaction with you in other to help our families and others in need with the funds rather than allowing South African corrupt Government officials to steal the money since nobody was coming forward to claim the funds.
Like I told you in my first letter, the funds belong to one of our late client by the name SATOSHI SAKURA,a Japanese South African who died in the 11th of March 2011 Japan Tsunami with his entire family and since his death, nobody knows about these funds with my bank.
I sincerely hope that we will work together in truth without having any atom of greed to cheat friendship/relationship, as I will finally come over to your country with my family for settlement and investments once this fund gets into your account.
However, for us to carry out this transaction, I want you to send to me by email the following information below:
1. Your full names
2. Your contact address
3. Your occupation
4 your private telephone and fax numbers if any
5. Age
6. Your full bank account information such as the Bank name, address and account numbers.
Note that as soon as I get the above information, I will submit them to my bank audit and claim department on your behalf for approval.
Please do not inform your bank about these funds yet because the South African bank will advice your bank directly when the funds are ready for transfer to officially inform your bank the source of the funds and the reason for transfer.
Keep all transaction very confidential to your self-alone because of it’s nature and my sensitive position in my place of work and you are free to ask me questions whenever you are confused. always call me on this private number +27603542011 or better send email for security reasons.
Please always check your bulk and spam emails because sometimes emails go there.
Waiting for the requested information to enable us proceed.

Scam Email
Subject: Re: Notification.
From: Louis Phoofolo delivered-to:
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