A Scam Email with the Subject "PLEASE I NEED YOUR REPLY URGENTLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 02 May 2006 08:21:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was alfred aktins <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello , This letter might come to you as a surprise as we have not met before,but I believe that you would be compelled to help me after going through the contents of this letter. My name is Mr.Alfred Aktins, a divorcee, I am a white Zimbabwean of british Origin.I am a farmer,or rather I was a farmer in Zimbabwe.Basically, I was involved in tobacco cultivation,until August 2002, when the government of Robert Mugabe decided to seize all farm-land(s) owned by whites in Zimbabwe (without compensation). He (Robert Mugabe) did not stop at that; he also went on to expel all White farmers in Zimbabwe. He implored the services of his war veterans to undertake this seizure. The war veterans have been accused (correctly) of being behind the violent occupation of white- owned commercial farms in which an estimated 70,000 farm workers have been displaced. At least, eighteen white farmers and fourteen black settlers have been killed since the farm invasions began in February 2000. As at this momemt, most of us have grudgingly gone back to Europe, while some (a few) of us are still in Zimbabwe or other African countries. We have decided that we must see this problem to the end. Although we know that we are taking a great risk by staying here in Zimbabwe.At the moment, our phone lines are bugged, and all our movements are being monitored by ZimbabweÂs (Robert MugabeÂs) secret Police. Therefore email is the safest means of communication for now. We (White farmers in Zimbabwe) have taken our case to the United Nations, and even with the threats of sanctions and the subsequent sanctions from the West against the Zimbabwean Authorities, Robert Mugabe (The President of Zimbabwe) still remains adamant. He is insisting that our farm land (some of which we bought with our money and most of which We inherited from our fathers) belongs to the (his) government of Zimbabwe. Anyway, as soon as I heard the rumour about the possible seizure of Our farm land (s) and Our subsequent expulsion from Zimbabwe, I immediately sold part of my farm land and withdrew all the money I had in Zimbabwean banks (Both savings and current account). Since I could not keep the money in Zimbabwe, I used Diplomatic means to move this money (registered in safes as family valuables) out of Zimbabwe to the UK. At present, my money totalling US$18,750,000. (Eighteen million, seven hundred and fifty thousand United States Dollars) is at Securitas Cash Management Ltd,UK.However, there was a robbery recently at Securitas Cash Management Ltd,UK in February in which about $74 million dollars was carted away. For more information you can check http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/heist23. html Since the robbery incidence,Ihave lost total confidence about the safety of my money hence the need to contact you to help me secure the fund and pay it into an offshore account.Can you help me? Are you trustworthy? Can you handle this money? Are you capable of handling this money? If you can, please contact me .I also intend to discuss investment opportunities in your country after the transaction since It is now obvious to me to think about relocating to a more peaceful area. Finally, If you are ready to strike this "Deal" with me, you will retain 30% of the total amount at the end of the transaction. On receipt of your positive reply with your contact information, I will detail you further. Yours sincerely, Mr Alfred Aktins