This email with the subject "Assistance required urgently" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 28 Jun 2006 14:17:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was M Kosonga <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, My name is Martin Kosonga, the first son of Mr. Cliff Kosonga, a former farm owner and a top Opposition member in Zimbabwean politics. Please I am actually looking for a person who has got a good experience in hotel management or any lucrative business overseas, because I cannot operate here in Sierra-Leone due to security reasons. Also my life and that of my younger brother depends on what I am going to tell you now. Well you may wonder how I got to know you. . This money is actually not mine for now. It is the money my father mapped out for his electioneering campaign and for upgrading his farmland before he was killed by the government of Mr. Robert Mugabe because of his strong opposition to the obnoxious Land Reform Act of the government of President Robert Mugabe. Before he died, he deposited the sum US$ 25.6 Million in a security company in Abroad. When he was killed, my mother took us and ran to Neighbouring Malawi where he later died of high blood pressure last year = leaving me and my kid brother to our faith, I have the deposited certificate,pass code to the consignment and I have actually called the security company telling them of our intention and ordeal but they inform me that I should come or send any of my father business associate to clear the consignment. The consignment was deposited as a personal artifact containing Gold and some precious materials; they do not know it contain money (US dollars) that is a top secret. Want I want you to do is to clear this consignment on our behalf and we are ready to share this money equally with you after the clearance. The consignment has been deposited since the year 2002. So please I am kindly asking you to assist us transfer this money out of the security company into your personal account in your country in order for us to start a good business. We are looking forward for your kind assistance. Please reach me on personal&confidential email: firstname.lastname@example.org Best Regards Martin Kosonga