This email with the subject "TRANSFER AND INVESTMENT OF FUND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 22 Jan 2009 05:33:07 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "LEWIS MOMOH"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM:LEWIS MOMOH # 40 REVONIA ROAD SANDTON CITY,JHB. SOUTH AFRICA. ATTN: Sir/Madam, (Re:TRANSFER OF US$8.2 EIGHT MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS). You may be suprised to receive this letter from me,since you don't know me personally. I am MR.LEWIS MOMOH ,son of DR.M. MASINA MOMOH who was recently murdered in the land dispute crisis in Zimbabwe. My father use to live in a town called Chinhoyi located in the heart of Murambind about 120 km from Harare. The capital city of my country Zimbabwe.Chinhoyi was largely a peaceful farming area where one can own land and cultivate it if one worked hard enough. Before his death, my father on one of his many trips abroad took me to Johannesburg to deposit the sum of US$8.2 Million (EIGHT MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) with the Security and Finance Company as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe. The money was deposited with a Security Company on our arrival in Johannesburg to avoid it's seizure and largely it's safe too.President Mugabe gave this money to my father while he was still his personal adviser to keep while they were still in good terms.This land problem arise when President Mugabe who according to my late father, was in a desparate bid to hold onto power for life introduced a new land act, which wholly affected the rich farmers who were mostly whites and few blacks, Eventually my late father vehemently condemned the method adopted by the president. That resulted in rampant killing, looting and wide scale mob action by the veterans and some political thugs. Precisely, more than 31 (Thirty One) people have been killed as I write to you now, atleast 100 whites and blacks families have fled rising violence on their farms. Some were flown out on light aircraft to the Kariba Airport after mobs blocked several roads. Heads of government from Western World, especially Britain and the United States of America had voiced their condemnation against Mugabe's new land reform act. It is against this background that I and my mother currently residing in South Africa as Asylum Seekers,have decided to transfer this money into a forign account. We are saddled with the responsibility of seeking an honest induvidual with vast of experience in business to help us safeguard and invest this money.Hence we are presently living in South Africa as asylum seekers and the financial laws of the Republic of South Africa does not allow asylum seekers certain financial rights. In view of this, coupled with the way this money was acquired, we have decided to invest this money, preferably outside South Africa.
I am willing to offer you 30% of the total sum and also I promise you that you will be rewarded handsomely Best regards, LEWIS MOMOH. (for the family)