This email with the subject "++HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL+" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 16 Jul 2005 09:58:02 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was MADAM MARIA ROBINSON <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
NO.7 ORALY STREET,BEREA 2196 JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA email (email@example.com) Telephone number +27-73-3485-374 ATTN;THE MANAGING DIRECTOR C.E.O HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL Our present situation have made us to decide to send you this email which I am sure will come to you as a surprise. Please we mean you no harm only we are in a desperate situation and need urgent help. After going through this email it will be your decision, whether to help this bereaved family or to leave us to our faith, but whatever you decide, bear in mind, we are in trouble and need help and you are our only hope. I am MADAM MARIA ROBINSON, the wife of late THAMBA ROBINSON the Zimbabwean farm lord, one of the major victims in the land reform crisis in Zimbabwe.You might have read or heard about it. We obtain your contacts privately and decided to contact you in view of your nature of business and confirmed reliability. We tried to telephone you in vain and so decided to send you this email.Our country Zimbabwe is in a near civil war with no end in sight. The President Robert Mugabe had introduced a new land reform act meant to deprive and relocate all the major Farms in Zimbabwe. This has resulted in the Zimbabwean war veteran and black mob killing, looting and displacing the entire major farms in Zimbabwe. Thousand have been killed and my husband plus my three children are one of the major victims, as we own one of the biggest modern farms in the Southern Africa region. My husband might have sensed his death due to the rage and killing because shortly before he was murdered in cold blooded, he took me to South Africa with our first son RONALD to deposit the sum of US$30.000.000.00 (thirty million united state dollars) into a security and finance company in South Africa, it was deposited as a family valuable to avoid unnecessary attention and high demurrage payment as this money was actually meant for the development and building of anultra modern farms in Southern African region with all it machineries, pipe born water, electricity, chemicals etc, only he did not live to accomplish this dream. Faced with this situation, I ran to South Africa with my remaining family were we are now, to claim these funds (US$ 30.000.000.00) since it was lodged in through me and I have in my possession all the necessary documents. We had plan to invest this money in South Africa, but because of our status here as an Asylum Seeker we are not allow any investment or financial rights not even to operate a bank account in the country coupled with the nearness of South African to our country and so that is our decision to move out of Africa. I am close to 50 years old and our uncle is over 60 years we cannot continue to live in fear. We are seeking for an outside assistant -YOU -(as ourfriend who was in exertly the same situation successfully did) to help us receive this money through your personal or company’s account as the beneficiary to it. Every arrangement and all the clearance paper and permit for the transfer have been obtained and we can send you copies of it. Please do understand that there is no risk of any kind involve in this as you will confirm, all that we require of you is your reliability and trustworthiness not to take advantage of our vulnerable position in this. We will discuss the modalities and your percentages as soon as we hear from you. This money is all we have left for my remaining family and me. Being in exile is not easy at my age with family, coupled with my ill health due to the trauma from what I have been through. More so I will need your assistant to help my remaining family and me migrate over immediately this fund is transferred to your account. We need not remind you of the confidential and private nature of this, please keep this all this information very confidential at all cost. Please contact my son Kunte or our uncle Austine they are presently in charge due to my ill health on this Telephone number +27-73-3485-374 and e-mail me on this address immediately,(firstname.lastname@example.org)we are running out of time due to the expiration of our resident permit here. May God be with you and your family, and grant you the strength and wisdom to help us.Wishing you all the best. Remain blessed. Best regards MADAM MARIA ROBINSON