A Scam Email with the Subject "Urgent Assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 17 Sep 2006 14:09:49 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Komo Martins <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
You may be surprise to receive this letter from me since you do not know me in person. I am Mr.Komo Martins, the first son of Mr.Dangash Martins, who was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe.
I got your address through the research I made from the
business directories, hence decided to write you.
Before the death of my Father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit the sum of US$8.5 million [ Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars], in one of the Private Security Company, as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe. This money was deposited in a box as germ stones to avoid much demurrage from the security company.
This amount was meant for the purchase of new machineries
and chemicals for the farms and establishment of a new farm in Swaziland.
This land problem came to force when the Zimbabwean President ,Robert Mugabe introduced a new land act reform which wholly affected the rich white farmers and some few black ones.
This resulted to the killing and mob action by the Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society. In-fact, a lot of people were killed because of this land reformed act for which my father was one of the victims.
It is against this background that , I and my family decided to transfer my father's money to a foreign country since the law of South Africa prohibits refugees open any bank account or to be involved in any financial transaction throughout the territorial zones.
The security company helps us to transfer this money through diplomatic means to affiliate office in Athens, Greece, where the business can be done practically.
All I seek for is an honest businessman, whom I can entrust my future and that of my family, I must also let you know that this transaction is 100% risk free.
Under this circumstance, I decided to ask for your humble assistance in changing the fund to your name and transfer the fund to your account.
I am also asking you to assist me in the area of investment, especially in buying of houses and shares from reliable companies in your country where I and the rest of my family intend to reside finally.
At the end of the transaction, I will compensate you with 30% of the total sum for your assistance, while 10% will be set aside for any expenses that might occur during this transaction, and 60% will remain for me and my family for the investment.
I am currently taking refuge in Greece. If you are kind to assist, kindly do contact me on the Email above. And you should know that the transaction needs urgent attention, because my mother and my younger brother would like to move out of Africa immediately this money is being transferred into your account.
Once more I do not know you in person, but I have
confidence and trust that you will not disappoint me in this matter and in
anticipation of your response.