This email with the subject "We need your assistance." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 09 Mar 2010 10:12:38 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Moyo"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: BROWN MOYO. firstname.lastname@example.org TEL: 27-73-246-7877. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL. ATTN: Director/ Ceo. I got your contact address through South African information and exchange (S.A.I.E), while searching for a safe and accommodative country to invest, I contact you based on the need of foreign beneficiary and excellence in business which assured me of your capability and reliability to invest in your country. Before I proceed, I will like to introduce myself, I am BROWN MOYO the son of late MR. EDWARD MOYO who was murdered in a land dispute in Zimbabwe.My late fathe was among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers murdered in cold blood by the ruling government of PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE for his alleged support on the sympathy for Zimbabwean opposition party. Before the death of my father, he took me to South Africa to deposit the sum of US$25.5M.(TWENTY-FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLAR) with a Security And Finance Company, as if he knows the looming danger in Zimbabwe. The fund was deposited as precious stone to avoid much demurrage from Security firm. This money was earmarked for the purchase of new machinery's and chemicals for the farm and establishment of new farm in Lesotho and Swaziland.. This land problem arose when President Robert Mugabe introduced a new land act, which wholly effect the white rich farmers and some few blacks, vehemently condemned the "MODUS OPERATION" adopted by the government. This resulted killing and mob action. I and my family who were presently staying in South Africa as a refugee or asylum seekers have decided to transfer this money to a foreign country to where we can invest it. I am now faced with the delimma of investing this amount of money in South Africa for fear ofencountering the same experience in future since both countries have the same political history. Moreover, the South African monitory policy/law does not allow such investment hence I'm seeking for asylum. I must let you know that this business is hundred percent risks free and nature of your business does not necessarily matter. Therefore, if you are willing to assist us, my family and I have agreed to give you 20% of the totalmoney while 5% will be mapped out for the expenses we might incuer during this transaction, then 75% will be for investment in your country. I also need your private telephone and fax numbers for esier Communication, remember that this is highly confidential and the success of this transaction depends on how secret is been kept. Expecting your reply soonest. Best regards, BROWN MOYO. (For the family)