This email with the subject "request for partnership" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 26 Apr 2009 07:37:19 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mahmoud Ataya <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day, I am wife of late Dr. (chief) Daniel Ataya who was murdered by the forces loyal to President Robert Mugabe due to his support for the opposition. Although there is a power sharin government now in place in Zimbabwe, the people who were in support of the opposition are still marginalised. We are not opportuned the same social ammecities that mugabes supporters have. The demolition of peoples houses in the Capital has left more than 900,000 (Nine hundred thousand) Zimbabweans homeless and destitute affected more than 2.4 million people there is massive violation of human right that has been undertaken by Harare government as reported on cable network news (CNN) and by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BCC). Please take a look at the website as it speaks volume on the happenings in Zimbabwe incase you didnt think it was this bad. http://www.thewe.cc/weplanet/africa/zimbabwe/life_expectancy.htm Zimbabwe has been beset by unemployment running at 80% and the annual inflation rate hit a world record of more than 1,200%. There are serious of shortage of food, fuel, water and power cut with brain drain. Nearly 3000 people have died in Zimbabwe in recent weeks in a cholera outbreak which has hit more than 200,000.00 people, the World Health Organization reports. It is out of desperation that I am sending you this mail. My Son and I need your assistance in fronting for us as owner of funds that belong to my late husband which might come under investigation soon if the fund's ownership is not changed soonest. As my Husband's finances are increasingly becoming the source of investigation by our detractors. The source of these funds's which my Husband earnings would not validate will further sink him into the cesspool dug by our enemies. It is because of the dire strait we find ourselves that we resolved to reach you and ask for your assistance in this matter. We are averse to letting those we know here into this deal because we are no longer sure of whom our friends are. You will be handsomely rewarded if you choose to help us partnership in this project. I will be expecting to hear from you via my personal email account and will disclose further details to you upon your response. It is equally important to state here that considering the nature of this matter, we will required that it is handle most discreetly. Best Regards, Mrs. Christy Ataya For my family