Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Personal notice


This email with the subject "Personal notice" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 29 Jan 2006 23:18:52 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.


You may be surprised to receive this letter from me  since you do not know me personally, the 
purpose of my introduction is that, I am , the first son of HAMZA, who was recently murdered in the 
land dispute in Zimbabwe.  I was furnished with viable information from the International trade 
Center here in South Africa and in support with the chamber of commerce the same South Africa (JHB) 
hence l decided to write  you.

Before the death of my father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit the sum of US$25.5 
Million (TWENTY FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND United States Dollars), in one of the private 
security company, as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe.  This money was deposited in a 
box as germ stones to avoid much demurrage from Security Company.  This amount was meant for the 
purchase of new machines and chemicals for the farms and established of new farm in Swaziland.

This land problem came when Zimbabwean President Mr. Robert Mugabe introduce a new Land Act reform 
which wholly affected the rich white farmers and some 
few blacks farmers.And  this resulted to the killing and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and 
some lunatics in the society.  In fact, a lot of people were  killed because of this land reformed 
Act for   which my father was one of the victim.

It is against this background that, I and my family who are currently staying in South Africa 
decided to transfer my father's money to foreign account since the law of South Africa prohibit a 
refugee (asylum seeker) to open any bank account or to be involved in any financial transaction 
througout the teritorial zone South Africa.  As the eldest son of my father, 
I am saddle with the responsibility of seeking a genuine foreign account where this money could be 
transferred without the knowledge of my government who are bent on taking everything we have got.  

The South African government seems to be playing along with them.  I am faced with the dilemma of 
investing this amount of money in South Africa for fear of going through the same experience in 
future since both countries have similar political history.  Moreover, the South African Foreign 
Exchange policy does not allow such investment as an asylum seeker.

As a businessman, who I have to entrust my future and of my family in his hands, I must let you 
know that this transaction is risk free.  If you accept to assist me and my family all I want you 
to do for me is to make arrangements and come to Johannesburg  South Africa, so that you can open a 
non-resident account which will aid us in transferring the money into any account you will nominate 
overseas.  This money I intend to use for investment.

I have two options for you, firstly you can choose to have certain percentage of the money for 
nominating your account for this transaction.  Or you can go into partnership with me for the 
proper profitable investment of the money in your country.  Whichever the options you want, feel 
free to notify me I have also mapped out 5% of this money for all kinds of expenses incurred in the 
process of this transaction.  

If you do not prefer a partnership I am willing to give you 25% of the money while the remaining 
70% will be for my investment in your country.
Contact me with the above telephone E-mail: or fax numbers while I implore you to maintain the 
absolute secrecy required in this transaction.

Yours Faithfully,
(For the Family)