This email with the subject "FROM: MR. John Harwood" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 14 Jul 2007 02:09:50 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was harwood_2 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: MR. John Harwood SUITE 4 SAXON DRIVE SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA E-MAIL: email@example.com REQUESTING FOR YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE Attention: PRESIDENT/CEO. My name is MR. John Harwood, the elder son of MR. Williams Harwood of Zimbabwe, I know that it might be a surprise to you where I got your contact address, as you don't know me in person, I got your contact address through a research I made here from South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry. During the current crises against farmers of Zimbabwe by the supporters of our President ROBERT MUGABE to claim all the white owned farms in our country he ordered all the white farmers to surrender their farms to his party members and their followers. My father was one of the best farmers in the country and knowing that he did not support the president political ideology, the president supporters invaded my father farm burnt down everything, killed him and confiscated all his investments, After the death of my father, my mother and I with my younger brother decided to move out of Zimbabwe for the safety of our lives. We took along with us the money my father kept in a safe in my mother’s house, which amounted the Sum of (US$23M) Twenty Three Million United States Dollars to the Republic of South Africa where we have deposited it as personal valuables in a security company and seek for political asylum. My self and my mother have decided to contact any reliable overseas firm who could assist us to transfer this money out of South Africa, because we as asylum seeker here in South Africa cannot open a non-resident account through which this fund will be channelled out to your nominated overseas account. If my proposal is considered, for assisting us to transfer this money out of South Africa into your personal or company account in your country, we will offer you 20% of the total fund based on negotiation and 5% of the total fund will be set aside to cover any expenses incurred during this transaction both from your side and over here, then the remaining 75% will be for me and my family to invest in your country under your assistance. Confidential and trust is highly required for the completion of this project. Fell free to reply me on the above contact details and please do include your private contact details as well. Kind regards, MR. John Harwood