Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "maria jacobs" <>

This email with the subject "ATTENTION PLEASE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 16 Aug 2008 01:02:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "maria jacobs" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

From Mrs. Maria Jacobs
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Dear Sir/Madam, 
I know you will be surprised to receive this proposal. Actually I got your contact address from the internet directory here in South Africa when I was making an intensive research for my investment in your country then I decided to contact you directly. First I must introduce myself to you, my name is Mrs. Maria Jacobs, the Wife of Mr. Albert Jacobs of Zimbabwe 
 During the current crisis against the farmers of Zimbabwe by the supporters of our President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white owned farms in our country, he ordered all the white and rich black farmers to surrender their farms to his party members and their follower. My husband was one of the best farmers in the country and a major financier/sponsor of the opposition party [Movement for Democratic Change MDC, and knowing that my husband did not support the president Political ideology, the president's supporters invaded my husband's farm, kill him and took over it.
 After the death of my husband, I and my only son Peter decided to move out of Zimbabwe for the safety of our lives. Before the death of my husband he deposited USD$22 Million we get from the auctioning of our estates, farms and other businesses belonging to our family. The funds are presently being kept away in security Company firm based here in Johannesburg South Africa. I am looking for any reliable person overseas who is willing to help me and my only son Peter to transfer this money out from South Africa and use it for investment in his/her country because we are asylum seeker here in South Africa and we can not open a non-resident account through which this fund will be channeled out to nominated overseas account.
 If my proposition is considered, for assisting us to transfer this money to your country, we will offer you 30% of the total fund, and 5% of the total will be set aside to cover any expenses incurred during this transaction. 65% will be for me and my family to invest in your country under your supervision. Please contact me through E-mail:  or
Best Regards,
Mrs. Maria Jacob For the family
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