A Scam Email with the Subject "CONFIDENTAIL LETTER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 27 Sep 2006 02:49:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "samuel zuma" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: MR SAMUEL ZUMA JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA EMAIL.firstname.lastname@example.org ATTN: DIRECTOR/C.E.OI am SAMUEL ZUMA a member of the Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe. My Party is opposed to the Zanu-PF Party of the incumbent President Robert Mugabe.I went into a partnership with a white farmer and businessman in Zimbabwe and as we progressed in business, I bought his ideas and philosophy, which made me join the movement for democratic change which is dominated by the whites (of which my colleague is a top member). We control the greater portion of the white-dominated farms in Zimbabwe and we are major shareholders in major companies in Zimbabwe.
The Mugabe government and his political associates are not tolerant to the activities of the movement for democratic change and he is using indirect guerrilla war tactics to oppress the members. Zimbabwe war veterans invaded our farms and confiscated some of our assets and held us hostage. I managed to escape from their brutality but my business partner died in the struggle.
He left a message that I should sell off all our assets including the farms, estates and the companies, ensuring that his family relocates overseas and also to invest the money properly bearing in mind that the next step of the guerillas will be to confiscate those remaining assets.
I have successfully sold off the remaining portion of our estates, farms and companies after which I managed with the help of the immigration to sneak into Johannesburg, South Africa, with the money and my colleague’s family. In fact, we are seeking refuge in South Africa at this moment.The total sum in our possession at this moment is the sum of US$9.5M (NINE MILLION AND FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS), realized from auction, sales of the estates,
farms and companies.The money is secured in a Security Company because we are not authorized to open an account as refugees. I got to know you from your country’s business journal in Johannesburg world Trade Centre (WTC) and from my careful analysis I realized that you could assist in this venture.
All I want you to do is to make urgent arrangement and come to Johannesburg, South Africa, so that you could open a non-resident account, which would aid us in transferring the money into your nominated account overseas for onward investment.
I have two options for you; the first is that you could choose to have a certain agreeable percentage of the money for nominating your account for this transaction.
The other is that you could as well go into a joint business partnership with me for proper investment of the fund in your country. Whichever, way you want it,feel free to notify me.
I have also mapped out 5% of the money for all kinds of expenses incurred in the process of the transaction and if you do not prefer joint partnership, I am offering you 25% of the fund, while the rest of 70% will be for my investment. Contact me with the above Telephone numberS or email address while still maintaining the confidentiality required in this transaction.
Please include your private telephone and fax numbers in your reply. Yours truly, MR SAMUEL ZUMA _________________________________________________________________ Discover the magic of RSS feeds at MSN South Africa! http://za.msn.com/