A Scam Email with the Subject "FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 01 Aug 2005 09:36:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "JOSEPH KOROMA" <JosephKoroma2@netscape.net>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Permit me to inform you of my desire to go into business with you. I got your name and contact on the Internet during my search for a sincere partner. I prayed and to choose your name among others due to its nature of estimation and on recommendations given to me as someone honorable and worthy of confidence whom I can do business with. And, by the recommendation, I must not hesitate to confide myself to you for this simple and sincere business. I am (Joseph Koroma), the only son of the late Makalala. Koroma that my father was a very rich Businessman dealing on Gold Farmer equipments in Zimbabwe and also the exporter of gold to Europe and America, the economic capital of Zimbabwe, my father died in hospital of heart attack. My mother also died when I was just a baby and since then it was my father who was taking care of me until his death. Before the death of my father, in January 2002, in private hospital, he secretly called me to his bedside and told me that he had the sum of Eleven million, five hundred thousand United States American dollars (S$11,500,000) being in a two trunk boxes and he deposited it in a security company in Europe. That he used my name as that of his only son. Then because of this political crisis that started here, it's why I seek a foreign associate, I am presently in the Europe where I am seeking political asylum for the security of my life, Dear friend, I honorably seek your aid in the following manner: (1) To serve as the guardian of these funds since I am only 24 (2) To make arrangements for me to come to your country to continue my education and for me to obtain residence papers in your country. Besides this, sir, I am disposed to offer you 20% of the entire sum as compensation for your effort to have helped me after the transfer succeeded of these funds in your account, and I will give you 5% for the other expenses. Moreover, you indicate your options for helping me and I believe that this transaction could be concluded as soon as you accept to help me. I urgently await your sure response. E-mail:JosephKoroma@netscape.net Thanks may God bless you. Sincerely yours, Joseph Koroma.