This email with the subject "AN EMERGENCY AT HAND PLS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 30 Jun 2006 06:32:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "william lobunga." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: MR. william lobunga E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> ATTANTION; Sorry for rather taken you by surprise, your reading from Mr. william lobunga son of Comrade Nelson lobunga, the former adviser on political affairs of the late president of the democratic republic of Congo (DCR) Laurent Kabila who was assassinated on Tuesday 16th, January, 2001, by one of his aides. I had access to your contact information via the internet here in South Africa and decided to contact you. Though my decision and determination to contact your person in a matter of this magnitude may be a high risk on my own part, all I do pray and wish is that you will be a friend indeed and that you will not betray my trusting you? It is based on the above assertion, that I wish to engage your services and assistance in a rather confidential transaction involving the transfer of a whooping some of Sixteen million, five hundred thousand United States Dollars (USD 16.5M) into your account overseas, with a view to relocating to your home country to invest the said sum in any profitable venture of my choice, should the social-political/economic environment prevalent there, be reassuring. This fund (USD.16.5M) originated from my home country Congo. It was originally mapped out by the ousted then government of president Kabila (in custody of my father) and meant for a nationwide solidarity Raleigh/campaign in support of Kabila’s government/leadership. However, things fall apart with the unprecedented demise of the late president in question, hence the campaign could not hold.For security reasons, my father was fast in fleeing along side with me to South Africa where I am currently seeking asylum. Here in South Africa, my father and I deposited this fund with a security company here as family valuable (consignment) for security reasons and to curtail service charges, with the assistance of a legal practitioner. Unfortunately, my father passed away due to heart failure later My aim of contacting you now is to seek for your sincere assistance in getting this money transferred out of South Africa via your foreign bank account to your home country for a profitable investment, as I would not like to risk investing this money in this part of the continent for security reasons and fear of loosing the money to the government. If you can assure me of your trustworthiness and capability of handling/assisting in the successful completion of this transaction and with the confidentiality it deserves, kindly indicate your interest by contacting me via the above e-mail address for more details and clarification regarding the fund and this transaction. For your services/assistance in this regard, I will be offering you 20% only of the total sum at the end of this transaction. I hope you will be satisfied and happy with that? You may also wish to furnish me with your telephone and fax numbers for easier communication and understanding. while expecting your urgent response. Thanks and God bless. Best Regard. william lobunga.