A Scam Email with the Subject "Kindlly Attention." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 02 Jul 2006 09:30:57 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was KELVIN STEVENS <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Please don't be surprised to receive this letter from me since we do not know each other before now. I am KELVIN STEVENS, the son of late MAKELE STEVENS, a farmer in ZIMBABWE who was murdered along with my mother in the land dispute in my country. I got your contact through network online hence decided to write you. Before the death of my parent, my father made a deposit with a Diplomatic Security Firm. The consignment was declared to contain GEM STONES shipped on diplomatic cover to avoid customs detecting the actual contents. The actual content is the sum of USD19 million (Nineteen Million United States dollars only). This was done when he noticed the looming danger in Zimbabwe on land policies. The security company does not know the actual contents of the trunk boxes/consignment as it was not disclosed to them for security reasons. This amount was meant for the purchase of new Agricultural machineries and chemicals for our Farms and establishment of new farms in Swaziland. This land problem came when Zimbabwean President Mr. Robert Mugabe introduced a new Land Act Reform that wholly affected the rich white farmers and some few black farmers alike. This resulted to the killing and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society during political elections in my country. Infact a lot of people were killed because of this Land reform Act for which my parents were victims. It is against this background that, all my family members fled Zimbabwe for fear of our lives. We are currently taking refuge in Netherlands where we sort political asylum. At this point, we decided to transfer my late fathers money to a more reliable foreign account to start profitable investments because the money is not being used, lying down in the security company. I must let you know that this transaction is free from risk because I have all the necessary documents as regards the deposit. If you accept to assist me, do please contact me back with your telephone and fax number so we can open communication to brief you full details of what is to be done to finalize all the arrangements with the security company for the delivery of the consignment to you after reaching a workable agreement with you. I would conclude all arrangements with you to clear the consignment [in which the funds are secretly packed) already in the custody of the Diplomatic Security Firm. I want to also state I would be offering you 30% for your assistance and the subsequent investment to be made in your country with our share with your advice. THIS MATTER REQUIRES MATURITY AND TRUST. Regards, KELVIN STEVENS For: (The family). N.B. SEND YOUR REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS; email@example.com PLEASE YOU CAN READ ABOUT PROBLEMS IN ZIMBABWE FROM THE LINKS BELOW: http://www.1freespace.com/beetee/nov19_2001.html 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