This email with the subject "From:Lewis Mswati" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 11 Jul 2007 10:01:09 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Lewis Mswati" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From:Lewis Mswati Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Amsterdam-The Netherlands Good Day, You may be surprise to receive this email from me since you do not know me personally am Mr. Lewis Mswati the first son of Dr. Steven Mswati who was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe. I was furnished with viable information from the world trade centre here in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and decided to write you. Before the death of my father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit the sum of Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$10.500.00) in a diplomatic security company that move the money diplomatically to the Netherlands, as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe. This money was deposited in a box as diplomatic items of high value to reduce the cost of transportation and to avoid much demurrage from the security company. This amount was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for farms and establishment of new farm land in Swaziland. This land became problem when Zimbabwe President Mr. Robert Mugabe, introduced a new land reform policy that wholly affected rich farmers mainly white and some new black farmers. This resulted to the killing and mob action by Zimbabwe war veterans and some lunatics in the society. In fact a lot of people were killed because of this land reform program which my father was one of the victims. lt against this background that i am currently staying in Amsterdam as a refugee and to seek for a trust worthy individual/firm to advice me in making the rightful investment as well as to provide foreign account(s) where the funds will be lodged into since the law of the Netherlands prohibit a refugee(asylum seeker) to open account or to be involved in any financial transaction. As the eldest son of my father, I am saddled with the responsibility of seeking a genuine foreign account where this money could be transferred. l am faced with the dilemma of investing this money in the Netherlands since the since their policy does not allow such investment from asylum seekers. As regards your commission/remuneration ,i and my immediate family have decided to offer you 25% of the total sum immediately we clear the consignment from the diplomatic security vault and also set 5% for all your expenses (i.e. telephone bills, traveling expenses, hotel bills and other miscellaneous expenses) Note: l shall commit half of my share of the total sum into a joint venture project preferably in the purchase of real estate or other profitable business. Be assured that you stand no risk of any kind, as soon as i get your consent i will furnish you with the details and the contact of the security company and a face to face meeting will be arranged in other to know each other better. Please contact me with the Email address below or with my telephone number ,while i implore you to maintain the absolute secrecy required in this transaction. E-mail address - email@example.com Yours faithfully, Mr. Lewis Mswati