A Scam Email with the Subject "BUSINESS COOPERATION! ! !!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 02 Mar 2007 09:02:05 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Mr.Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear submitted, I am Mr. Matthias Jones the son of later Mr.Jame Tseimal Jones,one of the prominent farmers in Zimbabwe that was killed as a result of farmland dispute between Government and white minority farmers. He was accused of supporting the white farmers who were his long time friends that genuinely acquired their farmlands before government wanted to take the lands forcefully. At the moment I am moved to write you this letter in confidence considering my present circumstances and situation as a result of what happened above. It may pleases you to know that I escaped along with my two brothers to Junesburgh in South Africa where we settled as Political refugee. Before my Father was killed due to land problem in Zimbabwe, there is some amount of money my late Father deposited in one of the European country before his death.The total amount is Three Million One Hundred Thousand United State dollar(US$3.100,000.00). What I want you to do is to assist me in retrieving the money on behalf of the family because of my present political status as a refugee which does not permit me to travel around freely. Based on this, I request that you help me. Therefore if you have accepted to cooperate and help me for claims of the funds get back to me urgently.Be informed that I have the deposit certificate from the private Bank in Europe including other documents that will support our claims. In fact more information and the modalities for claims of the said fund will be communicated to you upon indication of your willingness and interest.Also you will be mandated to manage investment of this money on behalf of our family pending the time we join you in your country. Please understand that my approach to you is based only on my positive reasoning and on the believe that we can work together as partners.The family agreed that on completion of this business deal, you will retain reasonable percentage of (25%) as a compensation for your assistance and management of the family investment in your country. However, I will give you all the details in my next mail when you have indicated your interest and willingness to work with me. I look forward to read your response through this email:email@example.com Best regards, Mr Matthias Jones.