This email with the subject "SEEKING FOR ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 15 Nov 2008 12:41:12 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "OLDS VINCENT"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
$)CPhone + 2776 760 2446 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir/ Madam , Don't be surprised to receive this letter, I am VINCENT OLDS, son of (Mr. Olds Martin) A TABCCO FARMS ZIMBWABWE) my father was murdered by Zimbabwe veterans and critic lack people of ZANU-PF ruling party, if you are conversant with CNN AFRICA. Before the death of my father on the 04 March 2001, he was a prosperous tobacco and coffee farmer who has invested much in Agricultural sector and a very major sponsor of the opposition party MOVEMENT OF DEMOCRATIC CHANGE). President ROBERT MUGABE and his ZANU-PF ruling party with the new land reform system, the Government land being occupied by whites and some rich farms who are opposing his consistent stay in power and radical and unnecessary reforms targeted to dehumanizing his political opponents and high rate of abuse of human rights which led to the killing of some members of opposition party including my father, MR OLDS MARTIN. I acknowledge very well that my father deposited the sum of (U$18) Eighteen Million, United States Dollars, with a security and financial company here in the Johannesburg, South Africa with the intention of using it for the purchase of new farm machineries and chemicals for Agricultural purpose as well as purchasing hectares of land in Zimbabwe. Your contact was courtesy of Republic of South Africa information network online. With the high risk of staying in my country we are now on political asylum (refugee) here in Republic of South Africa, my position does not allow me to open an account or to normalize this fund to any meaningful business transaction, I want you to understand that this is purely family fund not money laundering affair. I solicit for your honest assistance to a family shattered by lyric Government. I want this fund to be transferred to your nominated account overseas, with your partnership; I will invest in your country. I and my mother have agreed to offer you 25% of the fund for your kind assistance then 5% will be for any possible expenses that might occur in the process of the transaction while 70% will before my family investment in your country. Be assured that all the necessary documents backing this fund have been arranged by my attorney, and me feel free to ask any question regarding this transaction. Practically, once you show your willingness to assist us, we can arrange of when to come down here in South Africa. Hoping to hear from you soonest, kindly contact me through my mobile phone number to facilitate this transaction. For more information regarding the truth of my proposal kindly link to this website: http://www.zimvigil.co.uk/rollofhonour.htm I need your urgent and confident response towards this matter. Yours sincerely VINCENT OLDS (MR).