A Scam Email with the Subject "†No Subject†" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 02 Aug 2010 07:54:41 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "John Tsvangirai" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
JOHN MORGAN TSVANGIRAI 1504 CROWBROUGH NORTH P.O.MFAKOSE, HARARE ZIMBABWE 2091 Dear sir, With due respect, trust and humanity, I write this letter to you seeking your confidential assistance. My name is JOHN MORGAN TSVANGIRAI, the first son of MORGAN TSVANGIRAI. My father is the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and a key figure in the opposition to President Robert Mugabe humanitarian disaster in Zimbabwe. Please, I am requesting your mutual assistance to confidentially transfer this sum of Ј10, 000.000-00 (TEN MILLION POUND STERLING) which my mother (LATE MRS. SUSAN TSVANGIRAI) "WILL" and deposited on my name with a Security Company in South Africa into a safe foreign bank account overseas for our family a future investment purpose. Before my mother’s death, in her "WILL" she specifically drew my attention to this sum of Ј10, 000.000-00 (TEN MILLION POUND STERLING) which she deposited in a safe vault with a private security company in South Africa, INFACT MY MOTHER SAID IN HER WILL AND QUOTE:- "MY beloved son, I wish to draw your attention to the sum of Ј10, 000.000-00 (TEN MILLION POUND) which I deposited in a box with a security company in South Africa. Incase of my absence on earth caused by death, only you should solicit for reliable foreign partner to assist you transfer the fund out of South Africa for your investment purpose. I deposited the money in your name and it can be claimed by you alone with the deposit code. Take good care of your sister”. Presently, I am temporary residing here in South Africa with the rest of my family as political Asylum Seekers (Refugee). When we arrive South Africa to order for the fund release, we were informed that the financial monetary policy of South Africa do not grant us the legal right to operate with any bank institution as refugee or transfer any monies outside the country exceeding Ј1000. This does not allow asylum seeker certain financial rights here. Hence I am seeking your help so that I can present you to the Security Company and Bank of South Africa as our foreign partner so that the documentation of fund lodgement with the Security Company can be re-named unto your name since we are denied the right as Asylum Seekers to transfer huge amount of money out of the country. By so doing, you shall stand to assist me transfer this fund out of South Africa for our investment purpose. I 100% guarantee that you will not undergo any risk of any kind as I have the entire PROVE OF DEPOSIT DOCUMENT, DEED OF LODGE, CLEARANCE AUTHORISATION LETTER and "WILL" from my mother which the Security Company is highly aware of. This entire document would be renamed unto your name to put you in food position to transfer the fund immediately into your account on our behalf. Finally, I am prepared to give you 30% of the fund as a reward once the funds is successfully transferred into your account while 70% shall be set aside for me and my family pending my arrival to meet you. You are the only person I have contact on this fund transfer, therefore I strongly emphasis that you keep this transaction highly confidential for my security sake while in South Africa. I wait for your urgent responds for me to contact the finance security company again. My mobile number is: +27 703 559 6790 / fax to +2786 605 1000. Best Regards, JOHN MORGAN TSVANGIRAI