A Scam Email with the Subject "BUSINESS ASSISTANCE/JOINT VENTURE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 16 Dec 2006 01:55:06 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
From:Prince Davies Phiri. Johannesburg, South Africa. PROPOSAL FOR BUSINESS ASSISTANCE/JOINT VENTURE. Dear Sir/madam, I am Prince Davies Phiri the son of Prince Oupa Sankoh Phiri, the prince of the Old Kingdom of Lesotho. My great grandfather passed kingship to the present King Letsi III. My family however is still part of the kings council of elders, an integral part of the King’s administrative body in my country. Because of the civil war in my country that resulted from a military coup attempt by the opposition party in 1998, my father was commissioned as a member of clandestine delegates that convened in the Republic of South Africa for peace talks. But when the negotiations failed, my father decided to reside in South Africa with the family until his untimely death early this year. Following the death of my father, the family has been divided against itself every member of the family including my step mother and uncles fighting to get a chunk of my father’s accumulated wealth. However, before my father’s demise he left a certain amount of money in the vault of a Security company based in South Africa with my name and the other family members had no knowledge of it. Because of security reasons, I can not invest this money in South Africa hence my intentions to relocate to your country. It is in view of this that I decided to solicit for your assistance to scout for areas of viable foreign investment in your country. If possible, I am willing to go into joint venture business with you and your company. If everything goes well, I will be willing to invest up to 15 million United States dollars in the project. Bear in mind that this transaction is time sensitive and must be pursued immediately. Therefore your earliest response will be highly appreciated. Contact me on the above email address. Thanks and best regards, Prince Davies Phiri.