Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: From James

From: James Maneti <>

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 <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Mr. James  Maneti.
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 
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  ( ) 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 ).