This email with the subject "YOU ARE MY ONLY HOPE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 10 Jun 2006 04:37:06 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was MR. FRANK.MUGUAN. <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attn; Sir/Madam. YOU ARE MY ONLY HOPE. You may be surprised to receive this Email from me, since you do not know me personally. I am Frank Mugan, the son of Ndiata Mugan, the most popular black farmer in Zimbabwe. He was recently murdered in the land dispute in my country. I got your contact through a search, hence decided to write you. Before the death of my father, he has deposit the sum of US$12.5 million (Ten million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars), in one of the private security company in my favour in the Netherland Holland, as he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe. This money was deposited in a box as gemstone to avoid much demurrage from the security company and was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the new farms and establishments. This land problem came when Zimbabwean President Mr. Robert Mugabe introduced a new land Act Reform wholly affecting the rich white farmers and some few black farmers, and this resulted in killings and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society. In fact a lot of people were killed because of this Land reform Act for which my father Was one of the victims It is against this background that, my family and I fled Zimbabwe for fear of our lives and are currently staying in The Netherlands where I am seeking political asylum, and more so, I have decided to transfer this money to a more reliable foreign account. Since the law of Netherlands prohibits a refugee (asylum seeker) to have such amount of money in any bank account or to be involved in any financial transaction of such magnitude throughout the territorial zone of The Netherlands. As the first and only son with my late father, I am saddled with the responsibility of seeking a genuine foreign account where this money could be transferred into without the knowledge of my C who are bent on taking everything we have. I am seeking for a partner, who I have to entrust my future and that of my family in his hands,. I must let you know that this transaction is risk free. If you accept to assist me, and all I want you to do for me, is to make an arrangement with the security company to clear the consignment (funds) from their affiliate office here in The Netherlands. Note!! That my refugee (asylum seeker)have been rejected by the Netherlands government of which the reason can not be explained. And soon as the fund finally transfer to your country of origin, I hope you will fine a visa for me to travelled down to your country where I will have a better life. Before we shall proceed we shall have all modalities put in place. Like change of ownership of the consignment, and more importantly this money I intend to use for investment. I have two options for you. Firstly I can give you certain percentage of the money for agreeing to assist in this transaction. Or you can go into partnership with me for the proper profitable investment in your country. Whichever option you want, feel free to notify me. I have also mapped out 5% of this money for all kinds of expenses incurred in the process of this transaction. I implore you to maintain the absolute secrecy required in this transaction, keep it strictly confidential. I await your prompt response. Yours Faithfully, Frank Muguan, NB.PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH MY PERSONAL EMAIL OR FAX. firstname.lastname@example.org