This email with the subject "KINDLY ASSIST US TO INVEST WISELY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 16 Dec 2006 21:40:54 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
-- DEAR INTENDING PARTNER, This may appear a bit surprising to you but very beneficial as a matter of urgency, I am desperately looking for a foreign partner whom I can trust to handle some investment or fund movement. I am Mr. Elliot Pfebve, brother of late Mr. Peter Pfebve, who was murdered by the Zimbabwean veterans and irate black people in June 2000. I am writing from South Africa. I got your address from the internet through the consultancy directory during my search for a reliable and honest person to transact this business with. I write to solicit for your special assistance to a family shattered by a tyrannical government led by a dictator and his (ZANU-PF) ruling party, President Robert Mugabe. Because of land and farm land crisis in Zimbabwe, the government secretly sponsored the war veterans and some irate party members to dispossess the land being occupied by rich white and black farmers who were in opposition to the government. This action has led to the killings of some members of opposition party including my Brother (Mr. PETER PFEBVE). Before the death of my brother, he anticipated some dangers and so he deposited the sum of US$20.5M (Twenty million Five hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in the name of his only son JAMES PFEBVE, with the help of reputable security company in south Africa with the intention of using it to open a fertilizer manufacturing company among other companies in our neighboring country (Swaziland) after his university education. On the 29th of June 2000, the war veterans and some supporters of (ZUBYM-PF) ruling party trooped into our compound and axed him (my brother) to death. Since then, they have been terrorizing his son, JAMES, but we managed to escape to a neighboring country, South Africa as a political asylum seeker (refugee), But our position in South Africa does not permit us to open an account or run any huge financial business. That is why I want this fund to be transferred into your private account so that you will assist him to invest it in your country. Hence, if you agree to assist us, we will offer you 20% of the money for your assistance, 80% will be for our family investment in your country through your assistance. I need your urgent and confidential response. Please you can contact on my email at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Best regards, Mr. Elliot Pfebve. (For The Family). TEL: +27 839 820 957 FAX: +27 732 742 076 EMAILS: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Upon your immediate response, I will immediately arrange and send to you all the information that will empower your good self in finalizing the transaction with the security company here in South Africa. I shall also send to you a memorandum of agreement which will protect both interests. Also further information about you is Necessary for I cannot play on this. Waiting for your prompt and positive response. Please read about problems in Zimbabwe from the link below. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/918781.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/715001.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1063785.stm