This email with the subject "Zimbabweans cry for help-please read carefully!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 20 Jul 2008 16:06:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Sodindo Olonga" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am writting this letter with due respect and heartful of tears since we have not known or met ourselves previously I am asking for your assistance after I have gone through a profile that speaks well of you. I want to find out if it's possible for you to deal with individual as to investment. I came across your profile and I feel it's highly reputable that is why I pick an interest getting across to you in respect of investment at my disposal. I will be so glad if you can allow me and lead me to the right channel towards your assistance to my situation now. I would like to use this opportunity to introduce myself to you. I am Sodindo Olonga , the Son of late Nwayenga Olonga, who was Murdered in a land dispute in Zimbabwe., The main reason why I am contacting you now is for me not to circumvent the rule of law as it is prohibited under the law of spain for asylum seekers to transact business of high madgnitude.I am seeking your assistance in the area of my family future investment and also for a help hand over some huge amount of money presently deposited in a bank in spain. This fund Eight Million,Six Hundred United States Dollars (US$8,600,000) is deposited in a bank here in spain.I am now asking you to stand on my behalf due to restriction on the monetary/investment laws of Spain on asylum seekers here,I only want you to stand as my partner and in time of claim and investment as well. I and my family have agreed to offer you 20% of the total money while the remaining will go into a productive investment. Black war veterans claiming to be farmers invaded my father's house on April 15, 2004 at about 6.32AM in Macheke/Virginia district and murdered my father because of his assistance that white farmers should be allowed to retain their farm lands despite the recently introduced land reform "Act"in Zimbabwe by the head of state Sir, Robert Mugabe. Until his death, he was a leading member of Zimbabwean farmers union (ZFU). It took us so long to contact you due to the fact that we believe that Robert Mugabe will soon be pulled out of power, in order for us to return home and invest our inheritance, but with the recent development, crisis and mayhem emanating from the recent presidential election held a couple of months ago, it is certain he will still remain president for long, hence I don't have a choice than to solicit for your assistance. Before my father's on-timely death, he had deposited the sum of Eight Million,Six Hundred United States Dollars (US$8,600,000) with a Security firm in South Africa but has since been moved to Spain via an affiliate security firm in Madrid; this money is presently deposited with a bank in spain and the money is actually in an escrow account because of the inactivity of the funds for the past years due to my father's death. These funds were meant for the purchase of new machinery and agro-allied chemicals for the new farms acquired in Swaziland. This land problem came when our president,(The Tyrant) Sir Robert Mugabe introduced a new law act" Modus Operandi" reform which wholly affected the rich white farmers. A lot of people were killed because of these land reforms "Act" of which my late Father was one of the main targets. My father was solely targeted because of his support for the white farmers. Based on this, my Family had to spread out, I am now in Spain with my Little Brother as refugees while my Mother and younger Sisters are living in South Africa as refugees as well. We Decided to contact you to assist us in making claim of this funds as the new Beneficiary to assist us in investing the funds in your Country or any part of the world, the monetary/investment laws of South Africa and Spain prohibits refugees from running bank accounts or be involved directly in any transaction/investment. I am saddled with the responsibility of seeking a genuine person who will assist us in transferring this Money out of Spain without the knowledge of my country's Government whom are bent on taking everything my late father had after confiscating all his farm lands and investments in Zimbabwe and Swaziland. We are left with nothing except the money I am talking about now. For your assistance, just as i have earlier highlited above, my Mother and I are offering you 20% of the funds after successful transfer of the funds to your account. 5% will be set aside for any expenses that might incure during the process of this transaction,while 75% will be for my family which will be used for investment in your country under your supervision. Please contact me through email address or telephone number indicated above if this proposal is of interest to you. While I implore you to maintain absolute confidentiality. If not, then I humbly apologize for any infringement on your privacy.Pls attach your direct and full information as you reply. Thanks and remain bless. Please contact email.(email@example.com) Or telephone me on. +34-693-534-219. Yours Sincerely, Sodindo Olonga.