A Scam Email with the Subject "CAN I TRUST YOU U$15.000.000.00 TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT E" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 15 Mar 2007 01:01:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Mr. Paulson Benson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM:PAULSON BENSON TEL:+27-73-7830-560 FAX:+27-11-507-6392 please reply via my private EMAIL= email@example.com JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA ATTN: MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO I am Mr.PAULSON BENSON the elder son of late Mr.JAMES BENSON of Zimbabwe. I got your contact address from the South African Chambers of Commerce and Industry please don't worry. During the current crises against the farmers of Zimbabwe by the supporters of our President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white owned farms in my country, he ordered all the white farmers to surrender their farms to his party members and their followers. My father was one of the biggest farmers in the country and although a black indegene, he did not support the President?s political ideology.Therefore, the president?s supporters invaded my father?s farm burnt down everything, killed him and confiscated all his investments. After the death of my father, On our departure from Zimbabwe,we took along with us some money which my father kept in the safe in my mother?s custody which amounted to the sum of US$15,000,000.00 (FIFTEEN MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) to the Republic of South Africa where we have deposited it in An EXCREW ACCOUNT IN RESERVE BANK With the help of our Family friend who works with south african reserve bank and sought for political asylum. My mother has suggested and I agree that we have to further move out of the African continent to overseas for actual safety and to do reliable business investments. Therefore we have decided that I should contact any reliable overseas person/firm/company who could assist us to transfer this money out of South Africa through a current investment account because as refugees we are not allowed to operate any account So we need your help to open a bank account through which we can transfer this money to your account in your country.If my proposal is considered, for assisting us to Transfer this money to your country, we unanimously agree to offer you 20% of the total fund,5% will be for any expenses that may be incuured during the transaction ,75% will be for me and my family to invest in your country under your assistance. For detailed information, you can contact me on my direct line TEL : +27-73-783-0560 or please reply via my private EMAIL= firstname.lastname@example.org this fax:+27-11-507-6392 NOTE: PLEASE,FOR REASON OF OUR ASYLUM STATUS DO MAINTAIN ABSOLUTE CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECRECY WHILE WE ALSO PROMISE TO DO SAME. I ASSURE YOU THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100%RISKFREE. TIME IS OF ESSENCE.YOUR URGENT RESPONSE WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED. BEST REGARDS PAULSON BENSON