This email with the subject "Mrs Cynthia Nkonto" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 09 Jun 2010 00:27:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mrs Cynthia Nkonto <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: MRS CYNTHIA NKONTO
LETTER OF ASSISTANCE
You might be surprised to receive this mail letter from me since you don’t know me personally. I am Mrs.CYNTHIA NKONTO the wife of late Mr. PEDRO NKONTO who was murdered by the Zimbabwean war veterans and irate people. I am writing this letter from Harare, Zimbabwe.
I got your contact address through internet in South Africa, when I went to South Africa to see my son Peter. After due consideration of your Profile, hence I decided to write to you. I write to solicit for your special assistance to my family Shattered by a tyrannical government led by a dictator and his (ZANU-PF) ruling party, President ROBERT MUGABE.
Because of land and farm crisis in Zimbabwean the government secretly sponsored the war Veterans and some irate party members to dispose the land being occupied by the white farmers.This action has led to killing of some members of opposition party including my husband who did not support this ill-fated action. But before the death of my husband, he anticipated some dangers and so he smuggled out the sum of US$18.5 million dollars (Eighteen million five Hundred Thousand united state dollars) to South Africa and deposited it in a private Security Company With the intention of using it for the purchase of farm machinery and chemicals for agricultural Purpose in South Africa and establishment of a new farm in Swaziland.
This money was deposited in a conceal box as family valuables to avoid much demur rage in the Security Company. On Monday 24th of March 2008 before the election started the war veterans and some supporters of (ZANU-PF) ruling party trooped into our compound and axed my husband to death and my second son of 25yrs. Since then they have been terrorizing my son Peter but he managed to escape to neighboring country South Africa as a political asylum seeker (refugee).Mugabe burned the Media to publish any news as it will reflect bad on him and also on the neighboring African countries especially South Africa as it will be hosting the 2010 soccer world cup.
His position in South Africa does not permit him to open an account or to operate any business. That is why I want this fund to be transferred in your account so that you will assist him to invest the money in your country. If you accept to assist us, all I want from you is to arrange and come down to Johannesburg, South Africa so that you can help him to open a non-resident bank account in your name, or in your company name which will aid us in transferring the money into your nominating account overseas..
My family and I have two options for you, firstly, you can choose to have certain percentage of the money for nominating your account in this transaction or we can go into partnership with you for the proper profitable investment of the money in your country whichever the option, fell free to notify him. He will then furnish you with every detail you need to know.
We have also mapped out 5% of the total sum for any expenses that might be incurred during the time of this transaction. If you do not prefer a partnership, we are willing to give you 25% of the money while the remaining 70% will remain for my family, if you are really capable and willing to assist us please contact him immediately in South Africa with this details below. please treat this matter as urgent as possible thanks for your mutual co-operation. I am expecting your soonest and urgent response
Please treat this matter as urgent as possible,
Thanks for you’re mutual co-operation.
I'm expecting you’re soonest and urgent response.
MRS CYNTHIA NKONTO