This email with the subject "FAMILY ASSISTANCE PLEASE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 08 Dec 2006 02:40:56 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ambros sotho" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
5 NELSON STREET SANTON, JOHANSBOURG, SOUTH AFRICA, TELL: 27-73-557-3380. ATTNTION: DIRECTOR/C E O,My name is Ambros Sotho the son of Mr. Raphael Sotho of Zimbabwe. This might be a surprise to you about how I got your contact information; I got your address from a secure Internet database during my search for a foreign business partner who will assist me in transferring and investing my family fortune.
During the current Land invasion problem by President Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party in Zimbabwe. Mugabe repossessed most of the White owned farms. My father also lost his tobacco farm because he did not support the Zanu-PF and Mugabe in their action. My father was latter murdered on his attempt to fight for his farm. All our family valuables were eventually burnt down.
Before this event my father come to South Africa and deposited his life saving of 20Million USD in my name in a private Security Company in Johannesburg as family treasure.
My sister and I had to run down to South Africa to seek asylum. Due to my desperation to secure this money, I was obliged to seek for a foreign partner to help me in transferring and investing this money. My status here as an asylum seeker does not permit me to operate any form of bank account or any form of business. I am also worried because President Mugabe also has some of his strong allies located here in South Africa.
All I want you to do is to furnish me with your personal phone and fax number for easy communication; you also contact me on the above telephone number and also email address.
this transaction is 100% risk free and absolutely confidential. Thank and GOD bless you Best regards, Mr.Ambros Sotho.PLEASE YOU CAN READ ABOUT PROBLEMS IN ZIMBABWE AND HOW MY FATHER DIED, FROM THE LINKS BELOW.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/918781.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/715001.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1063785.stm _________________________________________________________________Visit MSN Holiday Challenge for your chance to win up to $50,000 in Holiday cash from MSN today! http://www.msnholidaychallenge.com/index.aspx?ocid=tagline&locale=en-us