A Scam Email with the Subject "Confidential" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 23 Jun 2004 11:31:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Ibrahim Dunga" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I know you will be surprised to read from me, but please consider this letter as a request from a family in dire need for your assistance. Firstly, I must introduce myself, I am PRINCE IBRAHIM DUNGA from Zimbabwe, and I am the first and the only son of MR DANIEL DUNGA. I am presently residing in SOUTH AFRICA. I got your contact from the SOUTH AFRICA INFORMATION EXCHANGE (S.A.I.E) in Johannesburg and on behalf of my mother who is a widow MRS ANGELA DUNGA. I decided to solicit for your assistance to transfer the sum of US$ 18.5M (Eighteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in your personal or company account. Before my father’s death, he was among the few black Zimbabweans rich farmers, and, he was poisoned by the agents of the ruling government of president ROBERT MUGABE for his alleged support and sympathy for Zimbabwean opposition party controlled by white minority. Before his death, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit his money to a Security and Finance Company. This money was deposited as a gemstone to avoid much demurrage from the Security Company. This money was earmarked for purchase of new machinery and chemicals for the farms and to establish new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland. In this will, he specifically drew my attention to this sum of US$18.5M (Eighteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) that he deposited in safe box of a private Security and Finance Company here in Johannesburg, South Africa. INFACT MY FATHER SAID IN HIS WILL AND QUOTE: “My beloved son, I wish to draw your attention to this money which I deposited in your name in a box with a Security and Finance Company in Johannesburg, South Africa. In case of my absence on earth caused by death, you should solicit for a reliable foreign partner to transfer this money out of South Africa for investment purposes. From the above, you will understand that life and future of my family depends on this money, as much I will be very grateful if you can assist us. We are now living in South Africa as asylum seekers and financial laws of South Africa does not allow asylum seekers certain right to such huge amount of money. In view of this, I can not invest this money in South Africa hence am asking you to assist me to transfer this money out of South Africa for investment purposes. For your effort, I am prepared to offer you 25% of the total fund. While 5% will be set my family and I will keep aside for local and international expenses and 70%. Finally modalities on how the transfer will be done will be conveyed to once we establish trust and confidence between ourselves. Looking forward to your reply including your full name, and your full direct phone & fax numbers, and please treat as very urgent. Best Regards, PRINCE IBRAHIM DUNGA.