The 911 online scammers are now using the name of South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago to lure victims.
We recently received an email that purports to come from Kganyago and promising to make us beneficiaries of some inheritance fund. They go to an extent of working President Jacob Zuma into their story:
Here follows the contents of the email we received from the address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South African Reserve Bank
370 Helen Joseph Street Pretoria 0002
CLARIFICATION FOR PAYMENT
Attention: Fund Beneficiary.
This is to notify you about your pending inheritance fund, we have been mandated by President of Republic of South Africa under the new Government of Jacob Zuma. To make sure all our debtors received their long-awaited fund.
Which has been gazetted to be released through your representative Mr. John T. Kehoe, who visited our office last week with a letter of authorization, claiming to be your true representative.
And we have sent you a notification severally to inform you about this inheritance pending fund, which have been with our bank for some period. Mr. John T. Kehoe, stated that your online account should be terminated while the fund should be wired directly into his account in the United State of America.
Here are the provided Banking Details
Bank account with Bank of America,
AC Nr.: # 12908576457
Routing Number# 121000358
Please, do reconfirm to this office, as a matter of urgency if this Mr. John T. Kehoe is truly your representative. Moreover, our office has asked Mr. John T. Kehoe to return to this Bank within 48hours to enable us to have a confirmation from you. We shall proceed to issue the entire payments details to the said Mr. John T. Kehoe, if we do not hear from you within the next seven working days from today.
We are sorry to have delayed your instruction in giving out this fund to Mr. John T. Kehoe.
Please, if you have not instructed Mr. John T. Kehoe for the claim of this fund, you are advised to urgently contact Mr. Francois E. Groepe on this email address email@example.com for the confirmation and the processing of the release of this payment into your account.
Your confirmation to the above will be appreciated.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
All we can say is be careful. Don’t fall for such ludicrous promises.\