A Scam Email with the Subject "Attn: Request For Assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 13 Jul 2009 21:39:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
Attn: Request For Assistance You may be surprise to receive this letter from me, since you don't know me personally, I am JAMES WEMBA the first son of MOYO WEMBA who was recently murdered in a land dispute in Zimbabwe. I am writing this letter to request your assistance and confidentiality to handle a transfer of fund into a Foreign account and I decided to write you,my late father was among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers murdered in cold blood by the agents of the ruling Government of President Robert Mugabe, for his alleged support and sympathy for the Zimbabwean opposition party controlled by the white minority.Before my fathers death, he has taken his fund to Europe and deposited the sum of Thirty six Million United State Dollars ($36million)with a Security and Finance Company as if he foreseen the looming danger in Zimbabwe. This money was allocated for the purchase of new Machinery and chemical products for Agro allied farm and for the establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland.These land problems arose when President Robert Mugabe introduced a
new land act that wholly affected the rich white farmers, and the blacks vehemently condemned the modsoperandi adopted by the government. This resulted to rampant Killings and mob action by the war veterans and some political thugs,precisely more than three thousands(3,000)people have so far been killed.Heads of government from the west, especially Britain and United States have voiced their condemnation of Mugabe's plans.Subsequently, South Africa Development Community (S.A.D.C) has continuously supported Mugabe's new land act, it is against this background that my entire family who are currently residing in South Africa have decided to transfer my father's money into a foreign account. As the eldest 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 tactically freezing our family's wealth and South Africa government seem to be playing along with them. I am faced with the dilemma of investing this money in South Africa for the fear of encountering the same experience in the future,since both countries have the same political history. Moreso, The South Africa Foreign Exchange policy does not allow such investment, Hence I am seeking for political asylum in The Netherlands. As a business person, I wannts to entrust my future and that of my family into your hands, I must let you know that this transaction is 100% risk free and the nature of your business does not necessarily matter.For your assistance,we are offering you 15% of the sum, 80% for me and my family, while 5% will be mapped out for any expenses that we may incurred during this transaction.We wish to invest our money on commercial properties based on your advice.Finally,i will demand for a total assurance and sincerity on your part when the fund gets to the account you are going to provide in your country.If this proposal is accepted by you, Thanks and God bless you. Awaiting your urgent response.Kind Regards , JAMES WEMBA