A Scam Email with the Subject "From Mr Edward Ferrazoli" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 04 Sep 2007 03:46:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Edward Ferrazoli" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE this letter might come to you as a surprise as we have not met before, but I believe that you would be compelled to help me after going through the contents of this letter. My name is Mr. Edward Ferrazoli, a divorcee, I am a Zimbabwean. I am a farmer in Zimbabwe. Basically, I was involved in Agricultural production, until August (2003), when the government of Robert Mugabe decided to seize all farm- land(s) owned by whites in Zimbabwe (without compensation). He (Robert Mugabe) did not stop at that he also went on to expel all White farmers in Zimbabwe. He implored the services of his war veterans to undertake his seizure. The war veterans have been accused (correctly) of being behind the violent occupation of white-owned commercial farms in which an estimated 70,000 farm workers have been displaced. At least, over hundreds white farmers and black settlers have been killed since the farm invasions began in February 2000.Although we know that we are taking a great risk by staying here in Zimbabwe. At the Moment, our phone lines are bugged, and all our movements are being monitored by Zimbabwe (Robert Mugabes) secret Police. Therefore email is the safest means of communication for now. We (White farmers in Zimbabwe) have taken our case to the United Nations and even with the threats of transactions and the subsequent sanctions from the West against the Zimbabwean authorities, Robert Mugabe (The president of Zimbabwe) still remains adamant. He is insisting that our farm land (some of which we bought with our money and most of which we inherited from our fathers) belongs to the (his) government of Zimbabwe. Since I could not keep the money in Zimbabwe, I used the services of a Diplomatic Courier Company to move this money (registered as official documents) out of Zimbabwe to Abroad. At present, my money totaling US$11,750,000. (Eleven million, seven hundred and fifty thousand United States dollars) is in oversea and hopefully, it would be paid into an offshore account. Can you help me? Are you trustworthy? Can you handle this money? Are you capable of handling this money? If you can, please contact me all you need to do is to claim this money from the Security Company. For your assistance, you will be entitled to 20% of the total sum. You are also obliged to help/advise on the proper and most convenient way of investing this money in your country, hopefully, you will consider this request and respond positively. Yours sincerely, Edward Ferrazoli