This email with the subject "MY FAMILY NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 30 May 2007 06:34:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Anita Mebeka" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From :Mrs. Anita Makeba
Add:43 Nelson Mandela Avenue
Email : email@example.com
Number:you can call him anytime
Note that you must contact me via my private email address for security purpose ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Good Day Sir,
Please, kindly pardon me for any inconvenience this letter may cost you because I know it may come to you as a surprise as we have no previous correspondence .I got your contact as I was searching for helping hand in your country, that is why I decided to appeal to you directly for assistance because I' have no relations or friends in your country for help
MY GOOD IS: MRS ANNITA MABEBA
MY LATE HUSBAND:JAMES KENNEDY MAKEBA
AND OUR ONLY SON: MATHEW MAKEBA
ALL FROM THE FAMILLY OF JAMES KENNEDY MAKEBA
IN Zimbabwea WEST AFRICA
I am MRS ANNITA MABEBA from Zimbabwe.I am a widow being that I lost my husband last year.My husband was a serving director of the Cocoa exporting board until his death. He was assassinated last January by the rebels following the
But before the death of my husband,he anticipated some dangers and so he deposited the sum of (US$7.2 million United States Dollars) in the name of our only son( MATHEW MAKEBA) with the help of reputable security company in South Africa with the intention of using it to open fertilizer manufacturing company among other companies in our neighboring country (Swaziland) after his university education.
On the 15th January 2005, the war veterans and some supporters of(ZANU-PF)ruling party trooped into our compound and assassinates him (my husband)to death. Since then, they have been terrorizing my only son ( MATHEW MAKEBA) but he managed to escape to a neighboring country, South Africa as a political asylum seeker (refugee).
But his position in South Africa does not permit him to open an account or run any huge financial business.I want you to do me a favor to receive these funds to a safe account in your country or any safer place as the beneficiary.
For your assistance, I have two options for you.
Firstly you can choose to have 25% of the money for your assistance, FOR helping my family investing these funds, or you can go into partnership with me for the proper profitable investment of the money in your country.
Which ever the option you want,please do notify me in your reply.I have plans to do investment in your country, like real estate and industrial production. This is my reason for writing to you. Please if you are willing to assist me and my only son Kingsly, indicate your interest in replying soonest.Note that you must contact me via my private email address for security purpose ( email@example.com )
Upon your immediate response,I will immediately arrange and send to you all the informations that will empower your good self in finalizing the transaction with the security company in South Africa . I will also send to you the agreement that will protect both interests. And also further information about your self is necessary for I can not play on this.
MRS ANNITA MABEBA