A Scam Email with the Subject "I AWAIT YOUR RESPONSE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 16 Dec 2006 07:06:12 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Peter Makati" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/ Madam, You may be surprise to receive this letter from me since you don't know me personally. I am. Peter Makati the son of Dr. Simon Makati who was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe. I got your contact through Network on line in my search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction which involves a transfer of fund to a foreign account and I decided to write you, my late father was among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers as well a politician murdered in cold blood by the agents of the ruling government of president Robert Mugabe for his alleged support and sympathy for the Zimbabwean opposition party controlled by the white minority. Before his death he had deposited the sum of US$ 20 Million (twenty million United States Dollars) with a Finance and Security Company in Europe as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe. This money was embarked for the purchase of new machinery and chemical for farms and the establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland. This land problem arose when President Robert Mugabe introduced a new land act that wholly affected the rich white farmers and some few blacks vehemently condemned the "modus operandi" adopted by the government. This resulted to rampant killing and mob action by the war veterans and some political thugs. Precisely, hundreds of people have been killed. Heads of governments from the west, especially Britain and United States of America have voiced their condemnation of Mugabe's plan. Presently I and my family who are presently residing in United Kingdom have decided to transfer my father’s money into a foreign account. 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 without the knowledge of my government who are tactically freezing our family wealth. As asylum seekers in the UK, we are restricted to operate personal accounts or even applying for the release of this deposit from the custody of the Finance & Security Firm where the fund was deposited, hence the reason for your assistance. We have decided to offer you 20% of the total sum, 70% for me and my family while 10% will be mapped out for any expenses we may incur during this transaction. We wish to invest our money on commercial property based on your advice. Finally, I will demand for assurance that you will not sit on this money when it finally gets to your personal or company's account in your country. If this proposal is acceptable by you, please confirm your interest immediately by responding to my private email (email@example.com).