Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "maxwell" <>

This email with the subject "MATER OF ASSISTANCE ." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 19 Aug 2004 01:10:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "maxwell" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear sir,
I know this letter will come as a surprise to you, but i would like you to give it a top 
consideration so as to help me and my family from our present predicament.

I am Maxwell Berney, the first son of Mr Leonard Berney, a British Farmer based in Zimbabwe. My 
father is now dead as a result of his incarceration by the Zimbabwean Government under President 
Robert Mugabe who ordered the white farmers in Zimbabwe to  vacate their Farm Land and go back to 
their country.

But my father, due to his large investment in the Farm Land refused to quit Zimbabwe for his 
country.  Based on this reason he was arrested and imprisoned and as a result of his protracted 
sickness [Diabetics] he died in Manfe prison on 19 sept 2002.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

After his death, all efforts by my mother who is a Zimbabwean to secure most of my father's 
investment was frustrated by the President Mugabes Government. Towards this end my mother 
discovered  an original certificate of deposit for a trunk box containing the sum of 
USD9,000,000.00 ( Nine million U.S.Dollars) deposited by my late father  in custody of a security 
trust company in Dubai, UAE. The money belonged to the White
Farmers Association [W. F. A] which my late father was the Founder/President with the help of my 
maternal uncle who was a Comissioner in Zimbabwe.

We are able to trace the security trust company to Dubai [U.A.E] where the box containing the money 
is presently deposited, declared as Family Jewellries and Antiquities  as to avoid raising any eye 
brow from the authority here. All documented proofs in respect of this deposited consignment are in 
my pocession.

As it is, I am looking for a reliable partner who can help me safe-guide and invest this money very 
prudently in his company as advised by my mother. 10% of this money will be given to you while 5% 
will be set aside for miscellanous expenses that we may
incure during the process.

Also note that this transaction is 100% risk free, you may also be required to come to Dubai if 
need be on indication of your interest. Please confirm your interest on this transaction and 
contact me on my email address: <>

I am presently in Dubai [U A E].

Hoping to hear from you soonest.

Thanks and Remain blessed