A Scam Email with the Subject "I WILL APRECIATE YOUR ASSISTANCE ." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 17 Nov 2005 18:07:36 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was anderson gabriel <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. I am Mr.anderson gabriel, a member of the Movement of Democratic Change in Zimbabwe. My Party is opposed to the Zanu-PF Party of President Robert Mugabe. I went into a partnership with a white farmer and businessman in Zimbabwe and as we progressed in business, I bought his ideas and philosophy, which made me join the movement for democratic change which is dominated by the whites (of which my colleague is a top member). We control the greater portion of the white-dominated farms in Zimbabwe and we are major shareholders in major companies in Zimbabwe.The Mugabe government and his political associates are not tolerant to the activities of the?movement for democratic change and he is using indirect guerrilla war tactics to oppress the members. Zimbabwe war veterans invaded our farms and confiscated some of our assets?and held us hostage.I managed to escape from their brutality but my business partner died in the struggle. He left a message that I should sell?off all our assets including the farms, estates and the companies, ensuring that his family relocates overseas and also to invest the money properly?bearing in mind that the next step of the guerillas will be to confiscate those remaining assets. I have successfully sold off the remaining portion of our estates, farms and?companies after which I managed with the help of the immigration to sneak into Johannesburg, South Africa, with the money and my colleague's family. In fact, we are seeking refuge in South Africa at this moment.The?total sum in our possession at this moment is the sum of US$22M (twenty two Million US Dollars), realized from auction, sales of the estates, farms and companies.This fund is secured in a Security Company because we are not authorized to open an account as refugees.I got to know you from your country's business journal in Johannesburg world Trade Center (WTC) and from my careful analysis I realized that you could assist in this venture. I have two options for you; the first is that you could choose to have a certain agreeable percentage of the money for nominating your account for this transaction. The other is that you could as well go into a joint business partnership with me for proper investment of the fund in your country.I have also mapped out 5% of the money for all kinds of expenses incurred in the process of the transaction and if you do not prefer joint partnership, I am offering you 20% of the fund, while the rest of 75% will be for my?investment. Best regards, anderson_gabriel