This email with the subject "Joseph Mobutu Sese-Seko" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 03 Dec 2005 08:00:43 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Joseph Mobutu Sese-Seko" <JosephMobutu@netscape.net>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Partner, I am the son of the late president of Democratic Republic of Zaire, President Mobutu Sese Seko, (now The Republic of Congo, under the leadership of the son of Mr. Laurent Kabila). I presume you are aware there is a financial dispute between my family (THE MOBUTU) and the present civilian Government. This is based on what they believe as bad and corrupt governance on my late father's part. May his soul rest in perfect peace. As you might have heard how a lot of my father's bank account in Switzerland and North America has been frozen. Following the above named reasons, I am soliciting for your humble and confidential assistance to take custody of twenty Million United States Dollars (US$20,000,000.00), also to front for me in the areas of business you desire profitable. These funds have secretly been deposited into a confidential Security firm where it can easily be withdrawn or paid to a recommended beneficiary. The funds will be released to you by the Security firm based on my recommendations on that note; you will be presented as my partner who will be fronting for me and my family in any subsequent ventures. Myself and my mother have decided to give 18% to you if you are able to help us claim this consignment. We have also decided to give you any money spent on phone calls or travelling expenses in the course of this transaction at the end of the transaction. Please, I need your entire support and co-operation for the success of this business ventures, your utmost confidentiality and secrecy is highly required, due to my family's present predicament. I sincerely will appreciate your acknowledgment as soon as possible. I am presently in the refugee camp here in the Netherlands under the united nations refugee camp in Netherlands and I can be reached on my direct telephone number +31-630-325-549 for an elaborate discussion. Please indicate your interest by sending your telephone and fax numbers or call me at anytime. I sincerely will appreciate your acknowledgement as soon as possible. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks, Joseph Mobutu Sese-Seko.