This email with the subject "PLEASE WE NEED YOUR HELP 15/2/10" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:45:58 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "M/s Winnie H Tianga"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello , Donít be surprised to receive this letter from me since you donít know me in person. For the purpose of introduction I am John Tembo Tianga from Zimbabwe the Son of Chief . Murunde Tembo Tianga who was murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe by the agents of the ruling government of President ROBERT MUGABE for his alleged support and sympathy for the opposition MDC PARTY led by the minority white farmers. My father was among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers murdered in cold blood by the war veterans backed by the government. Before the death of my father, he went to Ghana to deposit the sum of US$12.M (Twelve Million United State Dollars) With one of the security company in Ghana West Africa, as if he knew the looming danger in ZIMBABWE. The money was deposited as Gold and Diamond worth US$12.M to avoid much demurrage from the security firm. The money was earmarked for the purchase of new machinery and chemicals for the farms and the establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland . This Land problem arose when President Robert Mugabe introduced a new land act. Which wholly affects the white rich farmers and some few blacks vehemently condemned the "Modus operandi" adopted by the government. This resulted to rampart killing and Mob actions. My Mother and I are staying in Ghana as Asylum seekers; we have decided to transfer this money to a foreign country where we can invest it. Based on that, we are soliciting your assistance to help us to receive this consignment as our family trustee,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 out of Ghana 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 out 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 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. 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, Winnie Hilda Tianga (for the family) May this New Year Bring Peace and Joy To you and your Family .