This email with the subject "Dear partner" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 22 Jan 2010 19:10:05 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr Gideon Johannes"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Partner ,
Compliments of the day . I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise but be rest assured that it is intended for the mutual good of us .I was the chairman of contract review panel in my country before the problem of the land reform program in my country Zimbabwe. Before the escalation of the situation in Zimbabwe I recovered US$18.5 Million US dollars from over inflated contracts by some government officials. But I was a member of the opposition party the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change),and the ruling Party,(ZANU PF) has been against us. So I had to flee the country for a nearby country for my safety, where I am currently seeking political asylum.
Before the escalation of the situation in Zimbabwe, I had not reported the recovery of my findings to the panel. So this money was in my possession and I lodged it in a Finance firm in Accra Ghana.I have been trying to seek a foreign partner, but it has been difficult for me due to the percentage they are demanding.
MY PROPOSAL : I want you to help me make claims of this fund (US$18.5 M) in Ghana as my beneficiary and transfer the money to your account or any account of your choice. So that we can use it for joint investment for the benefit of our family.
I have agreed to give you 30% of this money for your assistance,10% for expenses that we may incur and 60% would be mine. I will like to invest my percentage in real estate and blue- chip companies in your country.I will count on your advise on this area.
We have never met, but I want to trust you and please do not let me down when this fund finally gets into your possession.
Please if you are interested and can assist mutually , contact me through my personal email address:firstname.lastname@example.org for further discussion and how to proceed :