A Scam Email with the Subject "From: Ms. Lynda Elvis" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 09 Oct 2008 09:34:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mrs. Lynda Elvis"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Ms. Lynda Elvis 23-30, Oxford Road, Johannesburg South Africa Tel: + 27-83765-8786. Dear Sir/ Madam Dont be surprised to receive this letter from me since you dont know me in person. For the purpose of introduction I am Ms .Lynda Elvis from Zimbabwe the daughter of Mr. Macus Elvis who was murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe by the agents of the ruling government of President ROBERT MUGABE for his alleged support and sympathy for the opposition MDC PARTY led by the minority white farmers. My father was among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers murdered in cold blood by the war veterans backed by the government. Before the death of my father, he went to South Africa to deposit the sum of US$20.M (Twenty Million United State Dollars) With one of the security company in Johannesburg South Africa, as if he knew the looming danger in ZIMBABWE. The money was deposited as Gold and Diamond worth US$20.M to avoid much demurrage from the security firm. The money was earmarked for the purchase of new machinery and chemicals for the farms and the establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland. This Land problem arose when President Robert Mugabe introduced a new land act. Which wholly affects the white rich farmers and some few blacks vehemently condemned the Modus operandi adopted by the government. This resulted to rampart killing and Mob actions. My brother and I are staying in Johannesburg South Africa as Asylum seekers; we have decided to transfer this money to a foreign country where we can invest it. we are having a problem of investing this amount of money in South Africa for the fear of encountering the same experience in future since both countries have the same political policy/law which, does not allow investment hence we are seeking for an asylum or refugees here.I must let you know that this business is 100% risk free and the nature of your business does not necessary matter. So if you are willing to assist us , my brother and I have agreed to give you 20% of the total money,75% will be for my brother and I to invest in your country through your assistance, the remaining 5% will be mapped out for all expenses, we might incur during the transaction . Therefore if you are willing and interested to render the needed assistance, endeavor to reply through my mail .I also need your private telephone and fax numbers for easy communication. Remember that this is highly confidential and success of this business depends on how secret it is kept. Expecting your reply soonest. Best regards, Ms. Lynda Elvis (For The Family). N/B.PLEASE I WILL APPRECIATE IF YOU CAN SEND YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE,MOBILE AND FAX NUMBER TO INDICATE YOUR INTRESTING IN THIS TRANSACTION AND I AM ALSOAPPOLOGIES FOR BRINGING TO YOU THIS MASSEGE THROUGH MAIL DUE TO OUR REFUGE STATUS HERE. PLEASE YOU CAN READ ABOUT PROBLEMS IN ZIMBABWE FROM THE LINKS BELOW. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/918781.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/715001.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1063785.stm Please kindly assure me that you will act accordingly as I have Stated herein. Hoping to receive your reply soonest. You can also contact my brother, Mr. Mark Elvis telephone number +27731798108.