A Scam Email with the Subject "MY FAMILY NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 29 Nov 2006 05:12:50 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
From :Mrs. Anita Makeba
Add:43 Nelson Mandela Avenue
This is my son: +2773233687
Email : email@example.com
Number:you can call him anytime
Good Day Sir,
Please, kindly pardon me for any inconvenience this letter may cost
you because I know it may come to you as a surprise as weâ have no
previous correspondence .
I got your contact as I was searching for helping hand in your country and we chated, this is why I decided to appeal to you directly for assistance because I'
have no relations or friends in your country for help me.I am Mrs. Anita Makeba
from Zimbabwe.I am a widow being that I lost my husband last year.
My husband was a serving director of the Cocoa exporting board until
his death. He was assassinated last January by the rebels following the
But before the death of my husband,he anticipated some dangers and so
he deposited the sum of (US$7.2 million United States Dollars) in the
name of our only son( Mike makeba) with the help of reputable security
company in South Africa with the intention of using it to open fertilizer
manufacturing company among other companies in our neighboring country (Swaziland) afterhis university education.
On the 15th January 2005, the war veterans and some supporters
of(ZANU-PF)ruling party trooped into our compound and assassinates him
(my husband)to death. Since then, they have been terrorizing my only son (
Mike makeba) ,but he managed to escape to a neighboring country,
South Africa as a political asylum seeker (refugee).
But his position in South Africa does not permit him to open an account or run any huge financial business.I want you to do me a favor to receive these funds to a safe account in your country or any safer place as the beneficiary.
For your assistance, I have two options for you.
Firstly you can choose to have 20% of the money for your assistance, and helping my family investing these funds, or you can go into partnership with me for the proper
profitable investment of the money in your country.
Which ever the option you want,please do notify me in your reply.
I have plans to do investment in your country, like real estate and
industrial production. This is my reason for writing to you. Please if
you are willing to assist me and my only son Mike, indicate your
interest in replying soonest.
Upon your immediate response,I will immediately arrange and send to
you all the informationâs that will empower your good self in finalizing the
transaction with the security company in South Africa . I will also
send to you the agreement that will protect both interests. And also further
information about your self is necessary for I can not play on this.