A Scam Email with the Subject "REQUEST FOR URGENT ASSISTANCE/INVESTMENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 31 Jul 2004 02:25:04 -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: Fred Moyo Johannesburg, South Africa DEAR: SIR/MADAM, Please don't be surprised to receive this letter from me since we do not know each other before now. I am Mr.Fred Moyo, the son of late Mr. Tate Moyo, a farmer in ZIMBABWE who was recently murdered in he land dispute in my country. I got your contact through network online hence decided to write you. Before the death of my father, he made a deposit with a security company, in SOUTH AFRICA. The consignment was clared to contain GEM STONES shipped on diplomatic cover to avoid customs detecting the actual contents. The actual content is the sum of $7.5 Million United States Dollars This was done when he noticed the looming danger in Zimbabwe on land policies. The security company does not know the actual contents of the two trunk-boxes consignment as it was not disclosed to them for security reasons. This amount was meant for the purchase of new Agricultural machineries and chemicals for our Farms and establishment of new farms in Swaziland. This land problem came when Zimbabwean President Mr. Robert Mugabe introduced a new Land Act Reform that wholly affecting the rich white farmers and some few black farmers alike. This resulted to the killing and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society. In fact a lot of people were killed because of this Land reform Act for which my father was one of the victims. It is against this background that, all my family members fled out of Zimbabwe for fear of our lives. We are currently taking refuge in South Afreica where we seek political asylum. At this point, we decided to transfer my late father`s money to a more reliable foreign account as soon as you take delivery of the consignment. As the only son of my late father, I am saddled with the responsibility of seeking a genuine partner that could assist me without the knowledge of my government who are bent on taking everything we have gotten. To the best of my knowledge, the Zimbabwea government had written their counter-part in South Africa to radite my two sisters and I to face the laws of the land. To the glory of God, the South African has not yielded to this request because International Bodies are watching. We have been under close watch by the authority hence we cannot travel to take delivery.I am seeking for a partner who I have to entrust my future and that of my family in his hands. I must let you know that this transaction is free from risk. If you accept to assist us, do please contact me with this e-mail address bellow to finalize all the arrangement with the security company for the delivery of the consignment to you. Fred Moyo E-mail: email@example.com Tel:+27 83-669-2666. I will conclude all arrangements with the security company to clear the consignment (funds). At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 30% of the total amount, 65% will be for me, and while 5% will be for ! expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring. country with our share with your advice. Thanks, GOD BLESS YOU Yours Faithfully, Mr.Fred Moyo For: (The Family). PLEASE YOU CAN READ ABOUT PROBLEMS IN ZIMBABWE FROM THE LINKS BELOW. http://www.1freespace.com/beetee/nov19_2001.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/918781.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/715001.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1063785.stm http://www.gta.gov.zw/land%20issues/LAND.htm