This email with the subject "From James" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 14 Nov 2006 14:58:58 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was James Maneti <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr. James Maneti. Jamesmaneti36@aol.com 15th November,2006 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL You may be surprised to receive this letter from me,since you don't know me personally. I am Mr. James Maneti the first and only son of Late Dr. David Maneti who was recently murdered in a land dispute in Zimbabwe. I got your contact through an internet trade directory here in Italy during my search for a reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction which involves a transfer of fund to a foreign account and I decided to contact you. My father, Late Dr. David Maneti was among the few black rich Zimbabwean farmers that were murdered in cold blood by the agents of the ruling government of President Robert Mugabe. Before his untimely death, he had deposited the sum of Twenty Million ,Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars( US$ 20,500,000.00) in his escrow account with the South Africa Reserve Bank ( SARB ).This fund was meant for the purchase of new machinery, agro-allied chemicals and establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland. This land problem came when our president, Sir Robert Mugabe introduced a new land "Act" Modi Operadus reform which wholly affected the rich white farmers and some few blacks. A lot of people vehemently rejected the whole exercise and this resulted in rampant killings and mob action by the war veterans and some political thugs, of which my late father was one of the victims. Precisely more than two hundred people have been killed so far. Heads of government from the western world especially Britain and United States of America have voiced their condemnation of Mugabe's plan. Subsequently South African Development Community(SADC) has continuously supported Mugabe's new land act. Based on this my family were scattered, I am staying in Italy as a refugee while my mother and my two younger sisters are staying in South Africa as refugees as well. We decided to contact you to assist us in transferring this money to your account in your country or any part of the world for investment as the monetary/investment laws of South Africa and Italy prohibit refugees from running bank accounts or be involved in any transaction/investment. Based on this, we are hoping that you will assist us with the name of God. As the only son, am saddled with the responsibility of seeking a genuine and honest person who will assist us in transferring this money out of South Africa without the knowledge of my country government who are bent on taking everything my late father had, after confiscating all his farm lands and investments in Zimbabwe. We are absolutely left with nothing except this money. For your kind assistance, we are offering you 20% of the total fund after the successful transfer of the fund to your account.5% will be set aside for any expenses that we might incure at the course of this transaction, while the remaining 75% will be for my family which will be used for investment in your country under your direction as we don't know anything about investment. Contact me through this e-mail address ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if this proposal is of interest to you, while I implore you to maintain absolute confidentiality required in this transaction. Yours Truly, Mr. James Maneti. ( For the family ).