This email with the subject "HELP ME TO INVEST IN YOUR COUNTRY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 11 Nov 2009 04:57:29 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, My contact E-mail email@example.com Good day and compliments, this letter will definitely come to you as a huge surprise, but I implore you to take the time to go through it carefully as the decision you take will go off a long way to determine the future and continued existence of the entire members of my family. Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Mr.Khalil Bala Majola, one of the sons of the most prominent black farmers in Zimbabwe, Muntungethuke Majola who was murdered in the land dispute in my country. My ordeal started immediately after the murder of my father and some members of my family which occurred on the 19th of July 2003, it was a very sad night and the worst Saturday of my entire life, in fact a lot of people were killed because of the Land reform Act for which my family was one of the victims, it is against this background that I and the few surviving members of my family fled out from Zimbabwe to Belgium. We are currently staying in the Belgium where we are now seeking political asylum. You must have heard over the media, reports on the murder of my father Muntungethuke Majola, including several members of my immediate (Nuclear) family. Before the death of my father, he had taken me and my late brother Sipho Majola to Belgium to deposit the sum of US$16 Million (Sixteen Million United States dollars),in a private security firm, as he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe. This money was deposited in the box as gem stones to avoid much demurrage from Security Company. This amount was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the farms and establishment of new farms in Swaziland. This land problem came when Zimbabwean President, Mr. Robert Mugabe introduced a new Land Act Reform wholly affecting the rich white farmers and some rich black farmers as well, and this resulted to the killing and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society, it is quite sad that till date, justice has not prevailed over the massacre of my family and many others. The law of Europe prohibits a refugee (asylum seeker) to open any bank account or to be involved in any financial transaction throughout the territorial zone of European Union. Being the eldest surviving son of my father, I am saddled with the responsibility of seeking a genuine foreign account where this money could be transferred without the knowledge of my Government who are bent on taking everything we have got, actually it could be a new account or an already existing one. I got your contact discreetly during my search for a reliable person to assist us, furthermore I have no doubt about your capacity and goodwill to assist me in receiving into your custody (for safety) the deposited consignment, I shall be grateful if you could receive this consignment into your custody and have the funds inside, deposited into your bank account. This arrangement is known to only you and the surviving members of my family presently at the asylum camp here in the Belgium, so I will deal directly with you being the eldest surviving son, my mother is weak and old. We are seriously considering to settle down abroad in a friendly atmosphere like yours as soon as these funds get into your account so that I can start all over again if only you wish, but if it is impossible, just help me in diverting this fund into your account which will accrue you 35% of this fund for your assistance. I also want to let you know that honesty is the watch word in this transaction; I will require your telephone and fax numbers so that we can commence communication immediately and I will give you a more detailed picture of things. If you accept to assist me and my family, all I want you to do for me, is to make arrangements with the security company to clear the Consignment (funds), but before then all modalities will have to be put in place, such as giving you the legal right to represent us and have the consignment cleared on our behalf. Please be informed that I am presently in possession of all legal documents pertaining to the deposit of our consignment and my right of ownership as the new beneficiary, being the eldest surviving son of my father. Endeavour to expedite action, it is imperative for me to know your opinion on this issue, I will finally prove it to you that it is worth giving us your assistance, provided you are committed and trustworthy, honest and trust are virtues which we don’t take for granted, I hope you will not let me down. Sincerely Yours, Mr.Khalil Bala Majola. My contact E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org