A Scam Email with the Subject "REPLY: ==== FURTHER DETAIL SHALL BE GIVEN TO YOU IF YOU REPLY BACK *****" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 15 Apr 2009 17:49:41 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "MRS. AMAKA HERMANSENS"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Compliment of the day, I beg you to devote 2 minutes to read this letter. I am sorry to have written you through this medium (internet) though i got attracted after glancing through your email contact my son searched on internet, so I deemed it is necessary to disclose this important issue to you. I lost my husband during a political crises in Zimbabwe two months ago. The ruling ZANUPF party which President Robert Mugabe is the heading is my late husband opposition. My late husband was assassinated because of his democratic campagin against the ruling party in which President Robert Mugabe has been heading since 1980. But before his dead, he made a fixed deposit of US$10.5million with a finance company in Europe. This money was made to purchase a cocoa procession machines and agricultural development, unfortunately my late husband died without meeting his target. We have contacted the finance firm in Europe and the branch manager told me precisely that the money was deposited in a suspense fixed account with a clause attached to it for onward transfer into a foreign account (only) for the purchasing of cocoa procession machines. He said that they must follow the agreement written and signed by both (the bank and my late husband). I was advised to look for a foreign account where the money can be transferred before I can have access to it and that is why i asked for your help. I hereby ask you to do us a favour by standing as my late husband's foreign business partner and the beneficiary of the money so that the bank in Europe will release the US$10.5million to you. Security network has been placed on me 24 hours a week by the present government as it is my late husband political opponent, and i am not permitted to move around as security agent is monitoring my movement. That is why I decided to contact you through this medium (internet) since my son has contributed much by getting you from internet in a business center around here, I believe you will not betray my confidence reposed on you. It is very hard to trust mostly on internet but i have imposed much confident on you to claim this money for us. Presently i am suffering stoke but i, my son and one security officer have been taken to one native doctor in San-Pйdro Cote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast) where i am being treated in herbal therapy way. I shall give you our phone number to reach us as soon as you reply with your interest to help us. We will give you 15% of the US$10.5million for your help, and you will be earning 10% of every profit we made from the investment in your country per annum, as we are planning to go into agro industry. I will greatly appreciate if you accept my proposal in good faith. Reply so that i can give you further details on how to claim the money from the Europe bank. Sincerely yours Mrs. Amaka Hermansens