This email with the subject "important." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 13 Jun 2006 01:59:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
KARTHERINE WOODWARD NO 91 WOBURN STR.CRN.BUNYAN STR.BENONI, JHB. SOUTH AFRICA. TELEPHONE: +27-73-4551-261. Dear, I am Mrs. Katherine Woodward a white Zimbabwean citizen, the widow of late Dr.Alfred Woodward, a white farmer who was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe. I got your contact through South African Information exchange (S.A.I.E) here in Johannesburg South Africa and decided to write for your urgent assistance. My late husband was among the white Zimbabwe successful farmers murdered in cold blood by the agents of the (ZANU PF) ruling party government of President Robert Mugabe for his alleged support and sympathy for the Zimbabwean opposition party controlled by the whites. Before his death, he took me and my son Mark to Johannesburg to deposit the sum of (US$25.5 Million United states Dollars) on my name as the beneficiary with a private Security and Finance Company as if he foresee the looming danger in Zimbabwe. The money was deposited as a consignment in a diplomatic box and declared as diplomatic family's valuables to the security company to avoid seizure and minimize demurrages from the company. This fund was for the purchase of new farming machines and tools for the establishment of a new farm in Swaziland. For the fact that the government of Mr. Robert Mugabe has forcefully seize all our farms and distribute them to his allegedly supporters. This land problems arose when President Robert Mugabe introduced a new land reform acts which wholly affects the rich white farmers and all whites in the country vehemently condemned the modus operandi adopted by the government, which resulted to rampant killings and mob actions by the war veterans and some political thugs of Mr. Mugabe against white farmers and some opposition blacks. Presently more than sixty-one (61) prominent white farmers have been killed and their farms seized. Heads of governments from Western World especially Britain and United States of America have voiced their condemnation of Mugabe's actions and his dictatorship type of leadership. Subsequently, the South African development community (SADC) has continuously supported Mugabe's new land reform act. It is against this background that I and my family who are currently staying in South Africa have decided to move this fund into a foreign account for investment purposes. As a widow with three children in a foreign country, I am saddled with the responsibility of seeking for an oversea account where this money could be transferred safely without the knowledge of my government who had tactically froze our family wealth as South African Government seems to be playing along side with them. We have decided not to invest this fund in South Africa for fear of seizure and encountering the same experience in future since both countries have almost the same political history. More also the South African Foreign Exchange policy does not allow such investment hence we are asylum seekers. If you are willing to assist, I am offering you USD5 Million (Five million United States Dollars Only) from the total sum, while %5 will be used for any expenses we might incur in the process of the transaction. However, you have to assure me and also be ready to go into agreement with me that you will not elope with the money when entrusted into your hands. If you agree to my terms, kindly as a matter of urgency send me an email on my private email address at (email@example.com) I have to assure you that this transaction is 100% risk free and all necessary arrangements have been made for successful deal. However, if you accept this proposal, please contact me at this telephone number +27-73-4551-261. Or you may alternatively send me an email at my above private email address for more details. I will appreciate if you include your private contact numbers for easier communications. I do not need to remind you of the need for absolute Confidentiality of this matter for the security and success of the transaction. Please if you do not feel comfortable with this proposal, do not hesitate to discontinue but please, do kindly send me a mail even when you decide otherwise. Thanks for your anticipated co-operation and my regards to your family. Yours Faithfully, Mrs. Katherine Woodward.