This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 24 Oct 2008 08:16:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "=?iso-8859-1?Q?John_ibe?=" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, FROM: MR JOHN IBEH JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. EMAIL: johnibe50054yahoo.com l know that You may be surprise to receive this letter from me since you do not know me personally. First, let me introduce myself, I am MR JOHN IBEH the son of Tshepo IBEH , who was recently murdered in the on-going political dispute in ZIMBABWE. I got your contact through my intensive Internet search here in Johannesburg when I was making inquiries of investment in your country,then I decided to write you directly. Before the death of my father, he had taken me to Amsterdan the Ntherlands to deposit the sum of US$21.5 Million [TWENTYONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS] in one of the private security companies as if he foresaw the looming political dangerin ZIMBABWE. The money was deposited in boxes to the security company. This amount was meant for the purchase of new machines and farmland in SWAZILAND. This political problem came when ZIMBABWEAN president MR. ROBERT MUGABE introduced and conducted an election without an opposition party and also the new land act reform,which affected the rich white farmers and some few black farmers. This resulted in killing and mob actions by the Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society. In fact alot of people were killed which my father was one of them because of this political misunderstanding.I am afraid of establishing here in South Africa for the fear of going through the same experience in future since both countries have similar political history. Moreover, The South African foreign exchange policy does not allow such investment for an asylum seeker and my age factor. As a businessman whom i have to entrust my future and that of my family in his hand, I must let you know that this transaction is risk free. If you accept to assist me and my family, all I want you to do for me is to arrange and come to Amsterdam the Netherlands , so that you can open a non resident account which will aid us in transferring the money into any account you will nominate overseas, and to enable us see face to face and discuss investment opportunities. This money I intend to use for investment. I have two options for you, first, you choose to have certain percentage of the money for nominating your account for this transaction, or you can go into partnership with me for the proper investment of the money in your country, which ever the option you want, be free to notify me. I have also mapped out 10% of this money for all kinds of expenses incurred in the process of this transaction, If you do not prefer a partnership, I am willing to give you 20% of the money while the remaining 70%will be for my investment in your country. Contact me through my email address:johnibe50054yahoo.com while you maintain the absolute secrecy and gentility required in this transaction. Yours faithfully, MR JOHN IBEH (For the IBEH family) ---------------------- ALICE N°1 de la RELATION CLIENT 2008*-------------------- Découvrez vite l'offre exclusive ALICE BOX! En cliquant ici http://abonnement.aliceadsl.fr Offre soumise à conditions.*Source : TNS SOFRES / BEARING POINT. Secteur Fournisseur d.Accès Internet