Example email scam: MR. ANDREAS SCHRANNER

From: Mr. John Vwiouwe

E-MAIL: jvwiouwe606@gmail.com

I am a treasury manager of Capitec Bank here in South Africa. I have a concealed business suggestion for us to do. We had a client named MR. ANDREAS SCHRANNER from Munich, Germany. He was a contractor and an arms dealer to The South African National Government.  He made several deposits (fixed) with our treasury department amounting to $15.5million upon maturity, several notices where sent to him but we never got a response until we discovered that he and his entire family died in an air crash in the year 2000. Below is a website which I will appreciate you going through to read the information.


Since then nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money because he has no family members who are aware of the existence of neither the account nor the funds. I have secretly discussed this matter with a senior manager with us and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with us although due to his position he did not want to take active part but as soon as you follow my  instructions everything will be successful because we will be working hand in hand with him.Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that we would like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to the late Andreas Schranner so you will be able to receive his funds.


I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. I have contacted someone in the South African department of Justice who will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Mr. Andreas Schranner. All that is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full Names, Address and contact telephone number so that the person who will handle the title documents can commence his job.

As soon as this is done a letter of probate/Administration will be issued in your favor for making you the Administrator of the late Mr. Andreas Schranner's Estate and with this you can make application for the release of the funds with our Bank  to you.
There is no risk involved at all in the matter as we are going adopt legal methods in applying for the release of the funds to you. Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue.

Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 60% for me, 35% for you and 5% for any expenses incurred during the course of this Transaction. Should you be interested please send me your private phone and fax numbers for easy communication, you can write me via my private email address and I will provide you with more details of this operation. Your prompt response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kindly send your reply to:


Kind Regards,

Mr. John Vwiouwe

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