This email with the subject "FROM: Mrs. Victoria Makalaba" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 18 Sep 2007 08:58:08 -0700 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: Mrs. Victoria Makalaba
E MAIL: email@example.com
ATT: PRESIDENT/ M.D
Good day! My name Mrs.Victoria Makalaba the wife of late Mr. Paul Makalaba of Zimbabwe. I know that this mail as well as this proposal may come as surprise to you but at the same time, it is a venture that is going to be of great benefit to you.
During the war against the farmers in Zimbabwe from the supporters of our President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white-owned farms to his party members and his followers, he ordered all the white-owned farmers to surrender all their farms to his party members and his followers. My husband was one of the best farmers in our country and because he did not support his idea, supporters invaded my husbandâs farm and burnt everything in the farm, killing my husband and made away with a lot of items in my husbandâs farm. After the death of my husband, I and my SON decided to move out from Zimbabwe because our lives were in danger with the money my husband kept in his hidden safe in my motherâs house. The amount contained in the safe is US$25m (Twenty five Million, US dollars). However, we made arrangement to move this money as a FAMILY TREASURE to Spain because of economic instability in Africa and the cash was moved through a South African international courier company to Spain, the said company help African politicians to move consignment across Europe. Moreover, they only attend to gold card members which my father is a member before his death, this money was meant to be used to purchase a family house in Spain and investment purposes in Spain for the family but untimely problem of my father have denied our this good opportunity. However, the money is now in vault of the company in abandon warehouse with Ref no: TSP/2443245117/FGK with deposit pin code: ES06021017003203. Awaiting claims
We decided to contact overseas Individual that will assist us to move this money out of Spain, because we are asylum seekers here in Spain which disqualifies us from operating an account or getting involved in any financial transaction here in Spain. We have agreed to give you from the total sum 25% for helping us to move this money to your country while 70% will be for my family to invest in your country. In addition, I will equally set aside 5% for any incurable expenses in the process of clearing the consignment or expenses incurred in the course of moving this money from Spain to your destination or account of your choice and we negotiate terms regarding your commission in the investment of the funds in your country.
If you are interested please kindly furnish me with your name, occupation, age, address, personal phone and fax numbers for easy communication. For further details and discussion, you can contact my son on Tel: 011 34 628 484 170.
Note that this transaction is 100% risk-free and it requires mutual trust and absolute confidentiality and I have taken care of all formalities regarding it. Your urgent response will be highly appreciated in this regard.
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Victoria Makalaba Yunisa
(For the family)