This email with the subject "From: Maria Stevens.Mrs" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 09 Dec 2006 10:42:57 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Maria Stevens" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Maria Stevens.Mrs AlternativeE-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org THE MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO Dear ,With due respect, trust and humility, I use this medium to write this letter to you irrespective of the fact That you do not know me, but please do consider this letter as a request from a widow in dare need of Assistance.
Let me formally introduce myself. I am Mrs Maria Stevens, the widow of late Sir Paul Stevens' , the renowned Zimbabwean Wine and Cattle Ranch farmer. I got you contact courtesy of a business journal from the South African Information Exchange in my earnest Search for a reliable and trustworthy individual/company who can assist me in this business. During the war waged against the farmers in Zimbabwe by the supporters and cohorts of President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white owned farms in our country, my late husband belonged to one of the classes of farmers targeted by the ZANU-PF armed group, because he did not support their ideas and Policies.
In the course of the revolution in the country, the ZANU-PF armed group attacked and invaded My husbands farms, burning, destroying and eventually killing him. After my husbands death last Year, I managed to escape the boundaries of Zimbabwe into South Africa with my only surviving son, because our lives were threatened and Zimbabwe was no longer safe for us. We escaped safely into South Africa with my husbands lifetime fortune of US$29,305(Twenty-Nine million three hundred five thousand, US dollars and) cash, bonds, important documents of property title and other valuables, which he instructed his son on before his death. The money and valuables were concealed and secured in two treasure boxes, and were transported to Johannesburg through diplomatic means. The boxes are currently safely secured in the vaults of a private security and brokerage firm here in Johannesburg.
Presently, I am residing temporarily with my son in Johannesburg pending the outcome of an appeal filed on my behalf by my attorney for the Department of Home Affairs to grant us political asylum. At the moment, I am in a dilemma on how to move this money safely out of South Africa for investments. Moreover due to South Africas governments stringent monetary Policies/regulations and the sensitive and volatile political status of the region, it would be most Dangerous to attempt investments here as such act could jeopardize our chances.
In recognition of your personal executive powers and investment opportunities that abound in your country, I solicit for your assistance in moving this money into your bank account for safekeeping pending our future arrival for investments. I have resolved to compensate you adequately by offering a brokerage commission of 30% of the money.
We have also earmarked 5% for pre-transfer expenses we may incur in the course of the transaction and guarantee that any other expenses During the transaction are subject to refund.
I have in mind to establish a good business and friendly relationship with you in the nearest future if you are able to assist us. Please let me receive your approval or reply through my son by telephoning Or faxing and free to ask questions you may consider relevant.Contact me through my e-mail:email@example.com OR Tel:+27 84 457 0220 FAX: If you are unable to assist please be kind to notify me so that I can look for a suitable alternative.
Please accept my warm compliments, as I earnestly await your response. Best Regards, Maria Stevens.(Mrs) _________________________________________________________________Customise your home page with RSS feeds - visit MSN SA today! http://za.msn.com/