The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

Subject:  From: Mathew Jefferson
From:  "Mathew Jefferson" <>
Date:  Wed, 09 Aug 2006 09:41:08 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "From: Mathew Jefferson" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 09 Aug 2006 09:41:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mathew Jefferson" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Hello Dear,
My name is Mathew Jefferson Jarab, I am from Botswana, precisely Kweneng, but I am in Greece at the moment. Though we have not met before but I believe, one has to risk confiding in someone to succeed sometimes in life.
On the 11th of March, 2006, shortly after the untimely death of my father, three Botswana government personnel's came to meet me and my mother, though we knew these men to be my late father's friends.
In our country, if you are not connected with the government..nothing moves for you, I used to believe this, till I am seeing the worst and the deadly part of such connection.
So these men requested to know details about my father's foreign asset, which we didn't have idea of at that time.
So my mother told them sincerely, that my father had not in anytime when he was alive brought to our attention to any of his foreign asset, all we knew about my father and foreign asset was as a minner with Debswana, one of the leading diamond minning company in my country.
So these men told us that due to the standard of business of my father while he was alive, that some top government officials were moving money abroad through him (my father).
We didn't know this, till we consulted our lawyer and he (our lawyer) confirmed this, but not in details, He only told us that my father had come to him one time to brief him on such proposal, but did not tell him if he (my father)  got involved.
After this discussion with our lawyer, we drove home and went to my father's room to look for any proof of this, it was this time we found banking particulars amounting exactly 8.3 million Euro, with a bank in Greece.
Finding out that I am the next-of-kin to this bank account, My mother and I initiated contact with the Bank to take full ownership of this fund, which we sent every document they requested from us including my father's death certificate and my mother's bank account particulars in Botswana. We were on the concluding part of this transaction, when my mother was arrested on the 5th of April, 2006, by the government. Hearing the news about my mother's arrest, I visited her in the detention and she advised me to flee the country so that I can secure this money. This is the reason I am now in Greece.
This bank since then has been waiting to hear from me, to enable them transfer this fund into my mother's account, and has been sending me emails on this regards, but I told them to hold on due to my situation and the uncertainty of the safety of this fund in Botswana. Seeing our situation and how desperate these men are, my mother instructed me to remove this fund out of this bank in Greece to a different bank entirely, as soon as possible before the government discovers it.
This is the reason I am contacting you to explain my urgent situation. If you can be of a help in providing a bank account in your country or anywhere, hence it is not in Botswana or has nothing to do with our name, which we can transfer the money into the account. It is not necessary to provide your existing account, you may open a new account for this purpose.
Every arrangement to transfer this fund has been completed pending my order to the bank to transfer this fund. I will send a copy of certificate of deposit (statement of account) of this particular fund, including other necessary documents, name and contact info of this bank to you, for record purpose. That is if u accept to assist me in providing a bank account and safe guiding this fund. I will forward to the Bank, the bank account particulars you provided for me, authorizing them to transfer this fund to the account and to commence any further communication with you. I pray that my decision to seek for your assistance will be given a genuine approval and trust from both ends considering the fact that we have not known each other before now, but I trust and believe in God, that you are faithful and will remain faithful till we meet to share this fund. My mother and I resolved to give 30% of this 8.3 million euro to you for your assistance and safe keeping of this fund till we meet, while the remaining 70% will be for us, which we will invest part of it in any lucrative business of your choice.
I am waiting for your positive response through email. Please keep this discussion confidential for the sake of security as the faith of my mother in detention depends on this money, and this money is all my family hopes on now, we cannot afford to lose it to the government. As you can see due to my status here in Greece, I am stranded and my visa will expire soon. So please try as much as you can to reply this email.
Respectfully yours,
Mathew Jefferson Jarab.

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