A Scam Email with the Subject "NICE TO HEAR FROM YOU." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 21 Feb 2009 12:54:13 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Frank Ford <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
NICE TO HEAR FROM YOU. FROM FRANK FORD My name is Mr. Frank Ford, the only son of Mr. Terry Ford of Zimbabwe. It might be a surprise to you where I got your address from, it is through network on online and internet search hence I decided to write you. Don't be worried because I am contacting you in good faith and my transaction is 100% risk free and genuine. During the government crisis against the farmers in Zimbabwe by the supporters of our President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white owned farms in our country, he ordered all the white farmers to surrender their farms to his party members and their followers. Then my later father Terry Ford was one of the best farmers in the country and knowing that he did not support the President political ideology, the president supporters invaded my father’s farm and burnt down everything, killed him and my mother and confiscated all his investments. Please view web site: http://www.newsweek.com/id/144093 http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article4116638.ece Before this unpleasant incident, my mother and my father Terry Ford had already visited Abidjan Cote D Ivoire formally called Ivory Coast to deposit the sum of (Ten Million United States Dollars) in the safe vault of a Security and financial company here in Abidjan Cote D Ivoire . This action was taken because My late father felt the growing tension on the farm issue but I guess he never anticipated the tragedy that brought his brutal and sudden death. At the time of deposition, the real content was not disclosed to the security officials; instead, it was deposited as Family Valuables Valued for the real content in the consignment. After the bloody incident, we all had to escape out of our country for the safety of our lives. We seek refuge in Abidjan Cote D Ivoire and we were permitted to reside here as Political Refugees under section (5.9) Because of our present and unpleasant status, my little sister and I are seriously looking forward to having an overseas partner who is genuine and honest that will assist us with the convenient and legal transfer of the funds out of Abidjan Cote D Ivoire for investment. If my proposition is considered, for assisting us to transfer this money to your country, we will offer you 20% of the total fund, and 5% of the total will be set aside to cover any expenses incurred during this transaction. 75% will be for my family to buy shares and invest in your country under your supervision. I would appreciate confidentiality and honesty in our correspondence. Your immediate response will be highly welcomed. I wait to hear from you. Best Wishes, Mr. Frank/ Beatrice Ford email@example.com