A Scam Email with the Subject "CAN I TRUST YOU U$15.000.000.00 TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT A" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 06 Aug 2007 07:29:41 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "PAULSON BENSON" <Paulson1benson@aim.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
NOTE: PLEASE reply via my private EMAIL = email@example.com
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
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.