This email with the subject "Fw: Greetings." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 02 Sep 2008 18:32:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Deanna Black" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mrs. Maria Stevens
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 8:16 PM
I present my excuses in any way my message could have come as an offence to you since you are not aware of it. I am
Maria Del Carmen Stevens a Swedish; my meeting with Mr. David Yendall Stevens in South Africa led us into marriage.
My husband Mr. David Stevens who is now late was a farmer and exporter of Tobacco in the Republic Of Zimbabwe, he
was shot dead allegedly by the ZANU-PF supporters in Zimbabwe on the 26th of April 2000 in his farm. You can
confirm this by copying and pasting this link on your Internet browser or clicking on it:
Although we know that we are taking a great risk by staying here in Zimbabwe. At the Moment, our phone lines are
bugged, and all our movements are being monitored by Zimbabwe’s (Robert Mugabe4s)secret Police. Therefore email is
the safest means of communication for now. We (White farmers in Zimbabwe) have taken our case to the United Nations and even with the threats of transactions and the subsequent sanctions from the West against the Zimbabwean
Authorities, Robert Mugabe (The president of Zimbabwe) still remains adamant. The Zimbabwean government under the
leadership of President Robert Mugabe announced a decree on May 31st 2000 to seize more than 849 white-owned farms.
During these periods, as reported by world news media and the BBC NEWS, more than 50 white farmers were killed. The
government did not stop at this, as just recently the government has asked all white-farmers to give up their farms
to black farmers or risk going to prison. So far, more than 1,400 white owned farms have been invaded and
confiscated, as well as claiming the properties of the farmers.
Also, about 133 white farmers were arrested for defying the orders to leave their farms under the controversial
land reform program of the government, among those arrested was my Late Husband who later died in the hands of the
prison officials, during my last visit to the prison he had informed me that he had huge amount of money At
present, my money totaling US$58,750,000. (Fifty eight million, seven hundred and fifty thousand United States
Dollars) that he saved in safe boxes and had lodged them with a Security Firm in Europe.
He also said that the company does not know the contents in the safe boxes. He used my name to Deposit the money
being his wife, he had advised me to leave the country since it was no longer safe for us being whites, he also
advised that should he be killed that I should seek a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will
transfer this money and use it for investment purposes, Your assistance is therefore required in the following
(1) To assist me to clear this fund from it's present location to any location of your choice.
(2) To serve as the guardian of this fund due to my lack of knowledge in the business sector.
I am willing to offer you some percentage of the total sum as compensation for your effort and input, I believe
that this transaction could be concluded within 14 days from the day you signify interest to assist me, Hopefully,
You will consider this request and respond positively in my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and God bless you for your anticipated cooperation.
MARIA DEL CARMEN STEVENS.