This email with the subject "How Are You Doing Today?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 22 Dec 2006 11:46:37 -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.
CAMBRIDGE HOUSE #I3 RANDPARK RIDGE, JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA. TEL:+27-73-514-9309. REPLY ME ON THIS E-MAIL:email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org A PLEAd FOR ASSISTANCE Dear Sir/Madam, Please forgive me if this message comes to you as a surprise I was divinely inspired to pick your name among other names found in the Internet database, after series of prayers and God's direction I am Mrs. Elizabeth Garba, the wife of Mr. Pedro Garba,who was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe. I got your contact through network online hence decided to write you.Before the death of my Husband, he had taken me to Johannesburg,South Africa to deposit the sum of US$20Million(Twenty Million United States Dollars), in one the private security company, as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe. This money was deposited in a box as germ stones to avoid much demurrage from Security Company. This amount was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the farms and established of new farm in Swaziland. This land problem came when Zimbabwean President Mr. Robert Mugabe introduce a new Land Act reform which wholly affected the rich white farmers and some few blacks farmers. And this resulted to the killing and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society. In fact, alot of people was killed because of this land reformed Act for which my Husband was one of the victim. You can find out more by clicking here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1653815.stm It is against this background that, I and my my only son George who are currentlystaying in South Africa decided to transfer my Husband` s money to foreign account since the law of South Africa prohibit a refugee (asylum seeker) to open any bank account or to be involved in any financial transaction throughout the territorial zone South Africa. As the only wife and son of my Husband , I we are saddle with the responsibility of seeking a genuine foreign account where this money could be transferred without the knowledge of my government who are bent from taking everything we have got.The South African government seems to be playing along with them. I we are faced with the dilemma of investing this amount of money in South Africa for fear of going through the same experience in future since both countries have similar political history. Moreover, the South African Foreign Exchange policy does not allow such investmentas an asylum seeker. As a businessman, who I have to entrust my future and of my family in his hands, I must let you know that this transaction is risk free. If you accept to assist me and my family all I want you to do for me is to make arrangements and come to Johannesburg South Africa, so that you can open a non-resident account which will aid us in transferring the money into any account you will nominate overseas.This money we intend to use for investment. I have two options for you, firstly you can choose to have certain percentage of the money for nominating your account for this transaction Or you can go into partnership with me for the proper profitable investment of the money in your country. Whichever the options you want, feel free to notify us we have also mapped out 5% of this money for all kinds of expenses incurred in the process of this transaction. If you do not prefer a partnership we are willing to give you 25% of the money while the remaining 70% will be for my investment in your country. Contact my son George with the above telephone E-mail or Telephone number while we implore you to maintain the absolute secrecy required in this transaction. Yours Faithfully, MRS ELIZABETH AND GEORGE GARBA. (For the Family)