This email with the subject "Hello dear" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 16 Dec 2008 04:49:05 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "oldsgifty" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello Dear. My name is Mrs. Gifty Olds the Wife of Mr. Martin Olds of Zimbabwe . I got your contact via Internet as God wishes, during the recent war against the farmers in Zimbabwe from the supporters of President, Robert Mugabe to claim all the white -owned farms to his party members and his followers, he ordered all the white farmers to surrender all their farms to his party members and his followers. I would like you to take a look on this website below for you to know what I am talking about, http://www.rte.ie/news/2000/0418/zimbabwe.html My husband being one of the few rich and successful black farmers in our country was also victimized because of his opposition Mugabe's policies. And because he did not support Mugabe's ideas, Mugabe's supporters invaded my husband´s farm and burnt everything in the farm, killing my husband and made away with a lot of items in my husband's farm. This action was taken because my late husband felt the growing tension on the farm issue, but I guess he never anticipated the tragedy that brought his brutal and sudden death. However with the benefit of hindsight, owing to the looming but deteriorating crisis in my country, Zimbabwe, my husband, before his unfortunate death had deposited with one of the Security Company in Ghana West Africa the sum of US$10.5 Million (Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). After the death of my husband, I escaped with my two children to London where he had earlier deposited the money in the Security Company as African acts Material and antiquities, I and my children were permitted to reside here in London as Political Refugees. So, Because of our present and unpleasant situation here we have decided to contact a foreign partner, firm / individual that can assist us to move this money out of London to oversea account because, as an asylum seekers we are not authorized to operate bank account or any financial transaction of such amount within the British land. Please kindly consider us as We have agreed to offer you 35% of the total sum for your assistance, and 65% will be for me and my two children to Invest in your country. All I want you to furnish me with your full details including your readiness to assist me achieve this transaction for investment purposes in your country under your supervision. I have to re-assure you that this transaction is 100% risk free and should be treated with absolute confidentiality. All the vital documentation/certificates that has to do with the origin of the fund are with me for the security reasons. And I will send them to you when we proceeds. Please, reply me through the email address below for further details on how to achieve this transaction. Also, send your direct phone and fax numbers for further/easier communication. Thanks and God bless you. Best regards Gifty Olds Email: email@example.com Tel:+447024053004