This email with the subject "Requesting For Your Assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 22 May 2006 10:42:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Jerry.C Richard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From, Jerry.C Richard Kumani Estates (Pvt) Ltd email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Zimbabwe. 18th may 2006. Dear Sir, I was given your contact address in the chamber of commerce and industry here in Dubai while sorting for a reliable contact to assist me and our family in this transaction. I know you will be surprise to read from me, but please consider this letter as a request from a family in dare need of assistance. I am Jerry Richard ,the only son of late Mr Bernard Richard of Zimbabwe, presently residing in Dubai. On behalf of my widowed mother Mrs. Glory Richard,I decided to solicit for your assistance to move the sum of $20.5million Dollars (Twenty million five hundred thousand United States Dollars) inherited from my late father to your country for an onward investment under your kind control. My father was killed during the current war against farmers in Zimbabwe from the support of our present HEAD OF STATES President ROBERT MUGABE to claim all the white owned farms to his NPF PARTY MEMBERS. He ordered all the white farmers to surrender all their farms to his party members and followers. My father was the owner of Kumani Estates (Pvt) Ltd one of the best farms in our country and because he did not support Mugabes` ideas, Mugabes supporters invaded my fathers farms and burnt down every thing in the farm, killed my father and made away with a lot of items in my fathers farm. Before my fathers death, he had deposited with one of the security and finance companies in Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan the sum of US$20.5 million (Twenty million five hundred thousand United States Dollars). After the death of my father, I and my mother move to Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan where my late dad had deposited the money with Security Company as valuables. Before my mother asked me to come over to Dubai in search of a reputable person to assist us. We decided to contact an oversea firm or company that can assist us move this money out of Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan, because my family is afraid of operating any bank account for now, since the present govt in my country is still after my father's remaining properties. According to the families wish, We have agreed to offer you 20% of total sum for your assistance, 5% has been mapped out for any expenses that may be incurred in the course of this transaction and 75% will be for me and my family to invest in your country.