This email with the subject "WE NEED YOUR HELP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 24 Dec 2009 15:57:48 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "David"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello dear, We need your help. I know you will be surprised to receive this mail. i am David Tawanda The son of late Charles Tawanda a Zimbabwean, who died as a result of the revolt and campaign of calamity visited on white farmers in Zimbabwe. Though a black man but because of his upright stand that the government forcefully took over of farms from the investors all in the name of land reforms was absurd and inhuman, he was viewed as an enemy and eventually murdered. Ever since then, my mother and I has been in Zambia on asylum because of the government in Zimbabwe has been hunting us. Before my father's death, he had deposited the sum of Twelve million American dollars with a security company in Ghana with the sole aim of acquiring some dredging equipments in setting up of a dredging firm with his partner. With his death and all his assets seized at home and accounts frozen, the family is now in a very difficult situation. Based on that, we are soliciting your assistance to help us to receive this consignment as our family trustee. The amount involve is Twelve Million united states dollars ($12 m) and we want you to assist us in investing it into a viable venture in order for us to come over and start a new life with your assistance in your country. This consignment was moved to United States of America few months back to be claimed by my father's partner alone and it got to our notice through the director of the security company that the consignment has been moved to the USA by the request of my father's partner who never cares about our situation since death of my father. This consignment was there and the fortunate thing for us is that my father's partner could not claim the fund because we have refused to transfer the ownership of the consignment to him by not giving him all the documents to stand as our trustee.We came to Ghana after we got the news from the director and we have to come to Ghana to stop the release of the consignment to my father's partner. We have been in Ghana for almost one month now and we arrived here with the help of close family friends in Zambia who contributed and pay our transport fair to Ghana.We cannot trust my father's partner because since the death of my father he never cared for us not even my sick mother but only interested in the money. This is the situation we find ourselves and that is why we have contacted you to help us stand as my father's partner and trustee to claim this consignment and help us come to your country. The consignment has been there in United States and we want you to stand as my father's new partner and we will give you the needed documents to receive this consignment and we are ready to compensate you with part of the money for your help as we are in a very tight situation. We need a helping hand here.We will be glad if you respond to this call soonest. We await your urgent reply. Regards, David Tawanda (for the family)