Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: request for partnership

From: Mahmoud Ataya <>

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 <>, 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.

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 

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