A Scam Email with the Subject "attention and very confidential." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 10 May 2006 06:35:19 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Mrs George Janet <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MRS JANET GEORGE EAMIL: email@example.com Dear Sir/ Madam. This letter may come to you as a surprise because we have not met before but borne out of my sincere desire for assistance and to establish a business relationship with you, I got your contact from my late husbands archieves, because he had contact with the International Trade and Commerce(I.T.C) and now that he is dead I believe you can be able to assist us invest this large sum of money we have in our possession. My name is Mrs Janet George, my husband Mr Adams George was a member of the Zimbabwean ruling council, he was killed in a coup plot by President Robert Mugabes body guards because he was against the seizure of the whitemen's farmlands in Zimbabawe.When my husband was alive, he handed over to me a certificate meant for a secret deposited trunk box which he made in a security company in Madrid Spain, he disclosed to me that the trunk box contains US$12 Million Dollars. Shortly after the death of my husband , I and my children received series of intimidation and harassments from the hands of President Robert Mugabe. Our properties were seized by President Robert Mugabe and converted to his personal use. With the pressure of intimidation and bad governance, I and my son Paul George travelled to Madrid Spain under refugees status in search of a good friend to my late husband who lives in the city,we arrived only to discorver that the man has relocated to somewhere else. It is for this reason we are contacting you, so Sir you should kindly not feel embarrased receiving this letter from us. We have contacted the security company to confirm the deposit and have established ownership, but was disappointed as it is against section 22 of the refugees act of no 130 of 1998 of the human right law which stipulates that asylum seekers will not be allowed to operate a bank account or to owe an enterprise, We decided to solicit for your assistance in the withdrawal of the trunk box for investment purposes. We cannot do it all alone due to our status and we are totally ignorant in business and investment, you will be given 25% of total sum at the end of the transaction, if you are trustworthy and interested in the proposal, pls contact me via e-mail for security reasons for now on more details, you must maintain absolute confidentiality at all times to ensure success because no other person knows that money is contained in that box except me and my son and like we are telling you now.Things required from you are: (1) To come to Madrid so that we can make arrangement to transfer the money to a safe account which you will provide. (2) To advise me on a viable sector where we can invest to make good use of the money. It is important to note that during my fact finding mission to establish ownership of the subject matter, I decided to write you with all hope that you will not betray the trust I want to impose on you. I expect your timely response. Regards Mrs Janet George.