This email with the subject "AN APPEAL FOR BUSINESS COORPERATION." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 22 Dec 2006 07:10:58 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "OYEMBA MARTIN" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
MARTIN OYEMBA Email: email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> DEAR SIR, AN APPEAL FOR BUSSINESS COORPERATION. I am Mr MARTIN OYEMBA,the CEO of a land Estate in Zimbabwe. You might have been surprised as to where I got your contact address.I got your contact address from the ministry of Trade and Industry in Cameroon.So, this should not burder you please.As you must have read from the subject of my mail,i am making to you a bilateral business proposal which i wish u consider it highly confidencial between both of us.Please,read through the following lines well to understand what i am proposing to you. As a result of the land dispute in Zimbabwe,where white-owned farms,together with those belonging to blacks who were not in support of the ruling government,were confiscated in favour of the loyalies of President Mugabe,i was forced to fold-up and flee the country. I happened to be a victim of this unjust land redistribution program of Mr Mugabe.I have been an outspoken critic of Mr Mugabe.As a result of this,my LAND ESTATES were confiscated, and part of my funds freezed.Ás a result,i flee for safety to Cameroon, a fellow African country. With me, was part of my business funds that i managed to safe from the government´s confiscation.This amount to 1.3million euros,and some other precious items. But unfortunately for me, the laws binding Commerce and Investment by foreigners in Cameroon,does not favour me,coupled with the fact that iam living here in hidding,and fear to formally ask for political asylum here in Cameroon.This is because the Cameroon government had vowed not to have anything to do with the internal political affairs of other African states including Zimbabwe. Following all these;i decided to deposit all my funds as personal valuables in to a private security company here in Cameroon,for safe custody.This is because i´am not a freeman here.Thus, not allowed to enjoy certain financial rights like operating a bank account. So, this is where I would like you to come in.I wouild like you come to to Cameroon, where you could open a non-resident account, through which these funds would be channeled out to your nominated overseas account,or to assist in any way possible to secure a safe tranfer of this funds to your country,or any country of your choice, you feel would be kept or invested conviniently. If my proposal in assisting in the transfer of this funds to your country, i will conpensate you with 20% of the total funds.I have mapped out 5% of the funds to deal with the expensis we are going to incure in the transaction.Meanwhile,i would need your advice on how and where to invest the 75% that would be left. But if you have got any other reservations as concerns my proposals,do not hesitate to let me know. This transaction involves no risks,as i have been duely advised by a top official in the Ministry of Finance here in Cameroon,as the only and most secured way to go about the whole stuff without encountering any problem or difficulties. **NB** I am presently writing you through the private security firm,currently keeping my funds.So please you might not be able to reply my mail through the address i am using to mail you.Please,do not hesitate to reply me using my private mail address.(email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>). Your urgent response will be highly appreciated. Best regards. OYEMBA