This email with the subject "PLEASE HELP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 30 May 2010 12:21:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs. Betty Kombayi"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, My name is MRS. BETTY KOMBAYI, the wife of late GEORGE KOMBAYI, from Republic of Zimbabwe. Because My husband was murdered in the recent land disputes in Zimbabwe and I decided to write you in strict confidence for this assistance . During these land disputes and before the eventual seizure of all our property by the Zimbabwean Government, my late husband successfully deposited a bonded consignment containing the sum of US$15,800,000.00 with a security company. This money is inside our consignment which he deposited with the security company but the security company did not know that there is money inside this particular consignment because they were told that it contains our family valuables. In our circumstances, this was the only way to secure the money as the Zimbabwean Government was bent on confiscating all our property in addition to general looting and destruction during the crisis This money was meant for the purchase of new Agricultural machinery and chemicals for our Farms and establishment of new farms in Swaziland. But most unfortunately, my husband was murdered in the dispute. As you may be aware, this land problem started when Zimbabwean President Mr. Robert Mugabe introduced a new Land Reform Act that wholly affected the rich white farmers and some few black farmers alike. This resulted to the killings and mob actions by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society during political elections in my country. In fact a lot of people were killed because of this Land reform Act and my husband is one of the victims. It is against this background that we fled Zimbabwe and now live in South Africa as refugees. I now want to properly secure this money that my late husband hurriedly deposited as consignment with the security company and I want to transfer my late husband's money to a reliable foreign account so that we can use it in some profitable investments and it is for this reason that I am seeking your assistance Please reply immediately after your reading this mail as I have concluded arrangements with a Diplomat to help me deliver our consignment to your address. My personal regards, MRS. BETTY KOMBAYI For: (the family). PLEASE YOU CAN READ ABOUT PROBLEMS IN ZIMBABWE FROM THE LINKS BELOW: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/918781.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/715001.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1063785.stm