This email with the subject "From Mrs. Maria Jacobs" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 06 Mar 2009 04:32:22 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was maria jacobs <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
with warm heart I offer my friendship, and greetings, and I hope this mail meets you in good time. However strange or surprising this contact might seem to you, as we have not met personally or had any dealings in the past. I humbly ask that you take due consideration of its importance and immense benefit. I also sincerely seek your confidence. As I make this proposal to you as a person of integrity.
For introduction. I am Mrs. Maria Jacobs the wife of late Mr. Albert Jacobs of Masingo Province of Zimbabwe .During the current crisis against the farmers in Zimbabwe . The supporters of our President Robert Mugabe claim all the white-owned farms to his party members and his followers. he ordered all white farmers to surrender all their farms to his party members and his followers.
My husband was one of the outspoken and few rich black farmers who did not support and stridently opposed President Mugabe's ideas. Because of this. President Mugabe ordered his supporters to invade my husband's farm and they burnt everything in the farm occupying and force by claiming the large acres of land that was once my husband's farm. Killing my husband and made away with all of the items in my husband's farm.
Before my husband's death however, and as if he foresaw the looming dangers in Zimbabwe . he made it known to me that he has deposited with one of the Security and finance company in Johannesburg . South Africa the sum of US$22 Million. This money was earmarked for the purchase of machineries and chemicals for the farms and the establishment of new farm in Lesotho and Swaziland ,
The land problem arose when President Robert Mugabe introduced a new land Act that wholly affects the rich farmers. Some few blacks vehemently condemned the modus operandi adopted by the government that resulted to rampant killing and mob actions by the war veterans and some political thoughts.
After his death (I and my only son) decided to move to the Republic of South Africa where he had deposited the money in the Security and finance company because his murderers are also after us.
I am saddled with the responsibility of seeking a God fearing person with genuine foreign bank account and where this money could be transferred because as we are (Refugee) Asylum seekers we have limited right in so many areas as we are not allowed to operate any bank transaction within South Africa, So I decided to contact you to assist us to transfer this funds to your nominated country account.
Besides that my family and I would like you to assist us on any profitable business we can invest this found in your country. We have agreed to offer you 30% of the total sum for your assistance. 5% will be mapped out for any expenses that we may incurred in the course of this transaction and 65% will be for my family and me. if you are willing to assist us. Kindly furnish me with your personal phone and fax numbers for easy communication. And you can contact me immediately through email for now.
I assure you that this transaction is 100% risk free and absolutely confidential. Thanks
For your anticipated co-operation. Keep well and God bless you.
Yours faithfully, Mrs. Maria Jacobs, for the family