This email with the subject "FROM: PRINCE VUSI MASATO" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 09 May 2006 07:08:54 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "prince masato" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: PRINCE VUSI MASATO TEL: +27-73-0990-419 PLEASE REPLY ON THIS EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ATTN: DIRECTOR / C.E.O You may be surprised to receive this letter from me since you do not know me personally, but for purpose of introduction, I am PRINCE VUSI MASATO, the first son of DR. SIFISO MASATO, who was recently murdered in the land disputed ZIMBABWE. I got your contact information from the INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTRE here in Johannesburg and decided to write to you. Before the death of my father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit the sum of Twenty-eight Million United States Dollars (US$28 Million), with a security and finance company, as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe. The money was deposited in a box as gem stones to avoid demurrage from the Security Company. This amount was made for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the farms and establishment of a new farm in Swaziland. This land problem came when Zimbabwean President MR. ROBERT MUGABE introduced a new Land Act which wholly affected the rich white farmers and some few black farmers. This resulted in killing and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society. In fact, more than thirty-one (31) people have been killed because of this Land Reform act. Heads of governments from the west especially Britain have condemned Mugabeís new Land Reform Act and for this reason, SADC (Southern African Development Community) heads of states have met and voiced their support for Mr. Mugabe. South African President and the President of Malawi have been sent by SADC to Britain to support Mugabeís new Land Reform Act. It is against this background, that I and my family who are currently staying in South Africa decided to transfer my fatherís money to a foreign account. As the eldest son of my father, I am saddled with this responsibility of seeking a genuine account where this money could be transferred without the knowledge of my government who are bent on taking everything we have got and the South African Government seems to be playing along with them. I am faced with the dilemma of investing this amount of money in South Africa for fear of going through the same experience in future since both countries have lost similar political history. However, the South African Foreign Exchange Policy does not allow such investment as I am seeking for Asylum. As a businessman, whom I have to entrust my future and that of my family in his hands, I must let you know that this transaction is risk-free and the nature of your business does not necessarily matter. Therefore, if you accept to assist my family and me, we are willing to offer 20% of the total sum for your assistance, 70% for me and my family while 10% will be mapped out for any pre-transfer charges or bank charges. I would wish to invest in your country on commercial properties and buying of rents based on your advice or from experts in your country. If this proposal is acceptable by you, please, send me your bank details; your name and address, bank name and address, telephone and fax numbers (if any). YOU SHOULD NOTE THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL AND SHOULD BE KEPT WITHIN YOU ALONE. Hoping to hear from you. PLEASE REPLY ON THIS EMAIL: email@example.com Best regards, PRINCE VUSI MASATO ___________________________________________________________________ For super low premiums, click here http://www.webmail.co.za/dd.pwm http://www.webmail.co.za the South African FREE email service