This email with the subject "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 12 Aug 2005 06:18:06 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "john kullar" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM JOHN KULLAR JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA. phone+27-83-5220441 ATTN: DIRECTOR ( HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL)You may be surprised to receive this letter since you do not know me personally. I got your contact through Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce. I am John Kullar, the son of late Dr. Jacob Kullar , who was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe. My late father was among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers who was murdered in cold blood by the agents of the ruling Government of President Mugabe for allegedly supporting the party controlled by the white minority.
Before his death he had taken to Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa the sum of US$25.5M (Twenty five million, five hundred thousand dollars) and deposited it with a private Security and Finance company as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe. This money is contained in a metallic trunk box and he registered it as family treasures and valuables for adequate security reasons. The fund/money was meant to purchase new agricultural machines and chemicals for farmers in Lesotho and Swaziland.
This land dispute sparked off when President Robert Mugabe introduced a new land act that wholly affected the white farmers and, some few blacks who vehemently condemned the modus oparandi adopted by the government. This resulted to rampage and mob action by the war veterans and some political thugs in which more than fifty-one (51) people were killed including my father. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Heads of Governments from the West especially Britain and America have voiced their condemnation against Mugabe’s plan.
As the eldest son of my father, I am saddled with the responsibility of seeking a genuine partner and account where this money will be transferred without exposing the whole situation. I am faced with the dilemma of investing this money in South Africa for fear of encountering the same experience in future since both countries have almost the same political history. Moreso, South African Monetary Laws does not allow refugees/ asylum seekers to engage in any business activities neither are they allowed to open any bank account.
Therefore, I am seeking for your very good assistance to transfer this money out of South Africa into your overseas chosen account. For your efforts and assistance I have made up my mind to offer you 20% of the total fund, and 5% will be for any unforeseen expenses that we might encounter in the process of the transfer, and 75% will be for my Investments in your country under your guidance. Please should this request meet your utmost consideration, kindly contact me via my tel/fax number above . Feel free to ask any question you consider necessary and in return try to include your private phone and fax number for easier communication.
The confidentiality of this request cannot be over emphasized as we trust and believe that you will oblige us in the need for security and attention it demands. Please treat this transaction with absolutely confidentiality and urgency it deserves.
Thanks for your Understanding, John Kullar (For the family)