This email with the subject "For The Family" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 03 Jul 2006 02:06:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Sandy Zuma" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
For The Family
With due respect, trust and humility, I write this letter to you seeking your help and assistance,. Though its difficult since we have not met before, I got your good contact from the network online while browsing through website of business opportunities in your country. I believe that you are capable and reliable in handling this urgent international transaction of this sort. I am Mrs.Sandy Zuma, the wife of the comrade Brother Mr.Ben Zuma, the Zimbabwean former Minister for Youth &Gender Equality who is also a businessman and politician, in the Zimbabwean political arena. My husband was the famous politician who stood firm against President Mugabe, s idea of continuous fight In Democratic Republic of Congo and my father also stood against the seizure of white owned farms and the distribution of it to the blacks without compensation on to the white owners. Because of my husbandís Sincerity he was killed on 14th April 2004 by a planned motor accident from dissident soldiers suspected to have the backing of the Government and President Mugabe himself. Because he did not die immediately and during the course of his treatment before he died he managed to call me and my son Nicolson Zuma through of one of the net care officials taking care of him. When we got there he managed to sneak a written message to us, explaining his condition and also a written note concerning a $20M funds he deposited in the ESCROW/SUSPENSE ACCOUNT of the South African Reserve Bank with an IRREVOCABLE NON WITHDRAWAL INSURANCE CERTIFICATE /ORDER which states that it is only a foreign appointed beneficiary of a NON SOUTH AFRICAN ORIGIN has the power of claims and that no money will be deducted from the PRINCIPAL SUM until it get to the account of the beneficiary overseas. And that the only officer who knows about it is Dr Albert William who is in charge of private deposit/escrow accounts in the international Remittance/ foreign operation Department of the South African Reserve Bank. He also intimated us of some other vital documents that were meant for his Political campaign in the next election. He instructed me to take my son and my two daughters Salome & Angela Zuma and leave Zimbabwe immediately for our safety, which we have successfully done and now we are in South Africa were the money is deposited with the bank. Because of the South African Reserve Bank Code of Conduct which does not allow for individual deposit of funds expect on special cases as it a bakers bank and not commercial bank and because of the immigration laws which bars asylum seekers/ refugees like us to operate any bank account and the fear of the money not raising eyebrows here in South Africa and the contents of the INSURANCE AGREEMENT/DEPOSIT, I decided to write you seeking your help for this money to be transferred into your private bank account since you are a foreigner as all arrangements for a hitch-free transfer have will be fully taken care of by our financial adviser and the director in charge. And I want to assure you also that this transaction is 100% risk free as no other person knows about this deposit apart from my son and I. As for your reward for your expected assistance we have resolved to go into partnership with you as soon as the money is transferred to your nominated account or bank overseas and you will also take 20% of the total amount, 5% will be used to offset any expenses that might be incurred in the course of this transaction, while the remaining 75% will be kept for my family and for the investment with you. If you are willing to help us I will then give you the deposit code which you will use to put claims to the bank as the beneficiary so that the bank can process the transfer to your account without further delays. Please try as much as possible to reach me us ONLY through this our private email (email@example.com) to enable us proceed in earnest towards concluding all transaction modalities or you can give me a call through my son which is . Bear it in mind that our lives solely depend on this life time fortune that will be transferred into your account, and I do hope that the money will be safe when transferred in your account. And please keep this transaction very confidential and to yourself self alone to avoid complication until we conclude. Thank you for your expected co-operation and God bless. Best regards, Mrs Sandy Zuma. For the family NOTE: PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA PHONE OR FAX IF YOU CAN HANDLE IT FOR MY FAMILY