Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "LETTER OF INTENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 21 May 2006 03:18:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "MARIA DEL CARMEN STEVENS" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


I present my excuses in any way my message could have come as an offence to you since you are not 
aware of it. I am Maria Del Carmen Stevens a Swedish; my meeting with Mr. David Yendall Stevens in 
South Africa led us into marriage. My husband Mr. David Stevens who is now late was a farmer and 
exporter of Tobacco in the Republic Of Zimbabwe, he was shot dead allegedly by the ZANU-PF 
supporters in Zimbabwe on the 26th of April 2000 in his farm. 

You can confirm this by copying and pasting this link on your internet browser or clicking on it:

The Zimbabwean government under the leadership of President Robert Mugabe announced a decree on May 
31st 2000 to seize more than 849 white-owned farms. During these periods, as reported by world news 
media and the CNN, more than 50 white farmers were killed. The government did not stop at this, as 
just recently the government has asked all white-farmers to give up their farms to black farmers or 
risk going to prison. So far, more than 1,400 white owned farms have been invaded and confiscated, 
as well as claiming the properties of the farmers. Also, about 133 white farmers were arrested for 
defying the orders to leave their farms under the controversial land reform program of the 
government, among those arrested was my Late Husband who later died in the hands of the prison 
officials, during my last visit to the prison he had informed me that he had huge amount of money 
(One Hundred And Fifty Five Million American Dollars) that he saved in safe boxes and had lodged 
them with a Security Company in South Africa.

He also said that the company does not know the contents in the safe boxes. He used my name to 
Deposit the money being his wife, he had advised me to leave the country since it was no longer 
safe for us being whites, he also advised that should he be killed that I should seek a foreign 
partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment 
purposes, Your assistance is therefore required in the following ways: 

(1) To assist me to clear this fund from it's present location to any location of your choice. 

(2) To serve as the guardian of this fund due to my lack of knowledge in the business sector. 

I am willing to offer you some percentage of the total sum as compensation for your effort and 
input, I believe that this transaction could be concluded within 14 days from the day you signify 
interest to assist me, I await to hear from you as soon as possible in my email address:

Thanks and God bless you for your anticipated cooperation.