This email with the subject "OF GRAVE CONCERN" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 19 May 2006 09:44:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was PHILIP LAWSON <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
ADDRESS: CALLE EDISON,6 MADRID. SPAIN Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir, I will like to begin by way of introduction. My name is Philip Lawson, a native of Harare, Zimbabwe, and a senior employee of the Department of Minerals and Development in Zimbabwe currently here in Madrid, Spain on a course. I am writing this letter to solicit your co-operation in order to redeem an investment interest currently held under trust with the Department of Minerals and Development of Zimbabwe. The said investment now valued at USD$35.5m (Thirty-five million, five hundred thousand United States Dollars), was originally owned by one late MOHAMED KAMAL YASSER, (a miner/government contractor) and leased to the Department in 1991. (He leased his mining rights at his mining sites to the Ministry), unfortunately Mohamed Kamal Yasser was a victim of Egyptian plane crash, airline flight 990 (www.cnn.com/us/9911/02/egyptair990.list/index.html) Since the maturity of this lease in September 2001, several attempts have been made without success to contact his next of Kin or any of his close relatives, in whose favor the investment cash value can be paid. As at this moment, the funds have been marked unclaimed, and they are about to be transferred to government coffers. My partner who is the Account's Director in the same Ministry, and two other colleagues, have initiated the process of filing a claim for this money, with the hope of having funds transferred Overseas. My partners intend to file a claim for this money from the Department of Mineral and Development, indicating that you were appointed by MOHAMED KAMAL YASSER to be the beneficiary of this fund. When the claim is approved, you as the beneficiary will be paid the sum of $35.5mUSD (thirty five million, five hundred thousand United States dollars) The money will be paid directly to any bank of your choice, you have the responsibility to ensure that my partners and I receive 70% of the money while you keep the remaining 25% for your assistance, the remaining 5% will be for any incidental expenses. I want to assure you that my partners are in a position to make the payment of this claim possible, provided you can give us very strong guarantee that our share will be well secured, and that you will not take advantage of our position. Be assured that there is absolutely nothing to worry about in view of this claim. It is perfectly safe with no risk involved, and it is not subject to any inquiry, since my partners will be handling the claim directly in Zimbabwe, Africa, on your behalf. I do hope my proposal is acceptable to you. Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter, so that I can provide you with more clarification about the claim and how we intend to make this deal beneficial to everyone involved. Please reach me at the above mentioned email address. Your confidential telephone and fax numbers should also be included in your reply. Sincerely yours, Mr. Philip Lawson