A Scam Email with the Subject "CALL MR. PAULSON BENSON" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 10 Jul 2006 01:28:06 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "FROM:MR. PAULSON BENSON" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM:PAULSON BENSON TEL:+27-73-7830-560 FAX:+27-11-507-6392 JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA ATTN: MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL I am Mr.PAULSON BENSON the elder son of late Mr.JAMES BENSON of Zimbabwe. I got your contact address from the South African Chambers of Commerce and Industry please don't worry. During the current crises against the farmers of Zimbabwe by the supporters of our President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white owned farms in my country, he ordered all the white farmers to surrender their farms to his party members and their followers. My father was one of the biggest farmers in the country and although a black indegene, he did not support the President?s political ideology.Therefore, the president?s supporters invaded my father?s farm burnt down everything, killed him and confiscated all his investments. After the death of my father, my mother and I together with my younger brother decided to move out of Zimbabwe for the safety of our lives. On our departure from Zimbabwe,we took along with us some money which my father kept in the safe in my mother?s custody which amounted to the sum of US$15,000,000.00 (FIFTEEN MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) to the Republic of South Africa where we have deposited it as personal valuables in a private security company and sought for political asylum. My mother has suggested and I agree that we have to further move out of the African continent to overseas for actual safety and to do reliable business investments. Therefore we have decided that I should contact any reliable overseas person/firm/company who could assist us to transfer this money out of South Africa through a current investment account because as refugees we are not allowed to operate any account exceeding US$2,000(Two Thousand US Dollars). So we need your help to come down to South Africa to open a bank account through which we can transfer this money to your country.If my proposal is considered, for assisting us to Transfer this money to your country, we unanimously agree to offer you 20% of the total fund,5% will be for any expenses that may be incuured during the transaction ,75% will be for me and my family to invest in your country under your assistance. For detailed information, you can contact me on my direct line TEL : +27-73-783-0560 or please reply via this EMAIL= email@example.com this fax:+27-11-507-6392 NOTE: PLEASE,FOR REASON OF OUR ASYLUM STATUS DO MAINTAIN ABSOLUTE CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECRECY WHILE WE ALSO PROMISE TO DO SAME. I ASSURE YOU THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100%RISKFREE. TIME IS OF ESSENCE.YOUR URGENT RESPONSE WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED. BEST REGARDS PAULSON BENSON