A Scam Email with the Subject "I TRUST YOU ON THIS TRANSACTION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 15 Sep 2010 08:11:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. Jean Francois Bongo Ondimba
House 3 Extensions 107, Louis Botha Street,
Soweto, South Africa
Tel: +27 0717069923
My name is Mr. Jean Francois Bongo Ondimba, a step son to the Late Gabonese Head of State El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba who passed on in his sick bed in Barcelona Spain on the morning of June 8 2009. Check below the website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8094606.stm
My mother was a concubine to the late president. Since the death of my Step father, there have been serious problems in the family concerning the wealth he amassed over the years as the President of Gabon. My elderly Step brothers made it clear to me and my siblings that I am not welcomed in any of the presidential houses since my mother is not legally married to Late President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba. Due to these developments, my mother has broken down with illnesses that have rendered her almost incapacitated.
Luckily for me, prior to my Step fatherâs death, he made available the sum of Twenty One Million, Eight Hundred United States Dollars $21.8m available to my Mother for the purchase of luxurious apartments and Holiday resorts. For this, my Step father successfully deposited this money in a bank in South Africa. The said sum was deposited with a bank in South Africa and the whole documentation was handed over to my Mother. Now I and my mother managed to escape house arrest in Gabon as planned by my Step brothers. Presently, we are residing in South Africa.
The crux of this letter is for you, an entrepreneur to help me and my surviving family in investing this lump sum in a profitable venture in your country since this is the only thing we have left as a source of livelihood. For your anticipated assistance, 35% of the entire amount when released will be yours, while the balance 65% will be ours. We shall be joining you in your country for the sharing of the fund as mentioned above and possible investment of my part with your assistance.
Note: This transaction is very confidential and must be treated as such, no third party please.
Please get back to me through my private e-mail above as soon as you receive this letter with your full name, address, phone (cell) and fax numbers as soon as possible.
I look forward to your understanding and partnership!
Mr. Jean Francois Bongo Ondimba
Tel: +27 0717069923