This email with the subject "BENEFIT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 31 May 2006 05:41:29 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was From: Alex .Savimbi < firstname.lastname@example.org >, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Alex .Savimbi Good day, I have to first of all apologise for taking you unawares by the contents of this message. I had to send the message straightaway because of the short time involved in what I demand of you. Please treat this message with utmost seriousness and swiftness. Apart from the fact that you will be adequately rewarded,I will forever show my gratitude. I am Mr.Alex Savimbi, son of the late Angolan Leader Jonas Savimbi who was killed four years ago.I got your contact details from the internet because I really have no time and I needed an anonymous person abroad whom I hope I can trust. I pray I am not making wrong judgement by coming to you. You can visit these websites below to get more info about my father: http://www.rte.ie/news/2002/0223/angola.html http://www.rnw.nl/humanrights/html/vitoria1020814.html http://www.zzam.org/Full/Africa/Angola/History/Angola_History_Leaders.htm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/1999/01/99/angola/264228.stm Jonas Savimbi deposited a large sum of money with a security vault in Europe that is my late father. The movement of members of his family (including me) is restricted. Our movement are monitored but I have managed to enter South Africa where I intend to lie very low until I complete this transaction with you. Other members of my family and I do not have access to any of these deposits with banks in Angola and Europe as a refugee, so you can see how desperately we need your assistance. Both government officials and fraudulent relatives are trying to get their hands on my father s wealth by claiming that the wealth was gotten through arms smuggling and illegal sale of diamonds. His wealth is estimated to be over US$1billion and my mother,being the only one with some of the documents has aided me to sneak out of South Africa refugee Camp to conclude this transaction with any one I choose. I have spoken with the security company and the operations manager has agreed to release the two trunk boxes in their possession to whomever,s name I issue a power of attorney as the new beneficiary of the deposit. This security company has US$15,000,000.00 each and precious materials which my father lodged in their safe keep in Europe before his death, so I will give you their contact and relevant documents including power of attorney to allow you access to the two trunk boxes of money. The whole idea is for you to receive this money physically,set up bank accounts in Europe and transfer in bits into your home bank accounts before my government even knows what is happening. My father was a rebel leader in Angola before his death. You must follow my instructions as stated above the transfer of the funds because it will be difficult for the Angolan government to trace my father s money to an individuals account. Moreso, when you have no prior relationship with us. I am currently and temporarily living in Spain refugee camp and I will be communicating with you on my phone with special arrangement with the top refugee officials to avoid any kind of government interception in this transaction. I can access internet with my mobile phone. We have to keep this transaction very secret because of the political situation in Angola at the moment. I shall send you a password and information that will include power of attorney and the contact of the security company as soon as you are ready to proceed. Could you please send your full names, address, confidential telephone and fax number to enable me issue a power of attorney to you and refer you to the security company in Spain for immediate payment. I will later give you my private sitelittephone number for more details please reply to my confidential e-mail:(email@example.com) for confidentiality. I await your immediate response. Yours sincerely, Alex Savimbi