This email with the subject "From: Engr. Kelly Stevens" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 13 Dec 2006 06:19:54 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
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From: Engr. Kelly Stevens
Private email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may be surprised to receive this letter from me since you do not know me personally. I am Engr. Kelly Stevens, the first son of Dr. Dennis Stevens, who was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe. I am writing from Holland (The Netherlands), where I am currently based as political asylum seeker. Before the death of my father, he took me to Amsterdam, Holland to deposit the sum of (US$4.5M) Four million, five hundred thousand United States dollars in a private Security and Finance Company. Maybe he for-saw the looming danger in Zimbabwe.
This money was put in a box as gemstones before it was deposited to avoid much tax and demurrage from the Security Company. This money was initially meant to purchase new machines and chemicals for the farms and also to establish a new farm in Swaziland.
The land problem came when the government of Zimbabwe under the leadership of President Robert Mugabe, introduced a new land decree/act that, affected a lot of rich White farmers and some few blacks. This resulted to mob action and killings by Zimbabwe war Veterans and some Lunatics in the society, so to say.
In fact, a lot of people were killed in the land reform act, including my father. It is against this back-ground that I consulted with my family to transfer this money out of Holland to a foreign account since I am now staying in Holland and the Netherlands law, forbids a refugee (asylum seekers) to have such money in an account.
I am therefore saddled with the responsibility by my family to seek for a genuine person with a foreign account to handle this transaction. I am faced with dilemma of investing this amount of money in the Netherlands because; I will not like to go through the same experience in future since both countries have similar history. Moreover, the Netherlands foreign exchange does not allow such investment from asylum seekers. I must let you know that this transaction is risk free. If you accept to assist me and my family, you will need to come to Amsterdam, The Netherlands to open "a non resident account" which will aid us in the transfer of the money into any account you will provide.
You may go into partnership with me in any business you decide to invest the money on with the sharing of the profit carefully spelt out if agreed upon, or you may decide to have 25% of the total sum, 65% will be for me and my family and the remaining 10% will be set aside for un-foreseen expenses that may incur in the course of this transaction.
You may contact me on the above email address so that I know what your decision is, about this proposal.
Note that your field of specialization is not a hindrance to the success this transaction.
Thanks for your co-operations.
Engr. Kelly Stevens.