Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Re: Urgent Help

From: "David Vignali" <>

This email with the subject "Re: Urgent Help" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 28 Nov 2006 10:56:48 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Danta Maggriate" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 12:58 PM
Subject: Urgent Help

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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 15:44:25 -0200 (BRST)

 My Dearest,

 Sorry at this perceived confusion or stress you may

 have receiving this letter from me, since we have

 not known ourselves or met previously. Despite that,

 I am constrained to write you this letter because of

 the urgency of it. I got your email address from a

 mail Directory. By way of self-introduction, I am

 Mrs. Danta Maggriate, a South African who lives in a

 suburb town of Soweto.

 I am the wife of late Egnr.fred B. Danta who worked

 as the Financial Director United Nations Development

 on Africa for more than ten years before he died in

 the year 2005. My two daughters and I are trapped in

 obnoxious custom and traditional norms.

 We have suffered maltreatment and untold hardship in

 the hands of my late husband's family, simply

 because i did not bear a male child [heir apparent]

 for my late husband. By tradition, all that my late

 husband had [wealth] belongs to his brothers/family.

 And myself is to be remarried by his immediate

 younger brother, which I vehemently refused because

 of my belief.

 They have taken all that I suffered with my husband

 to acquire including treasures, houses and his bank

 particular seized by them.

 I wanted to escape to abroad with my children on

 exile, but again they conspired and stole my

 international passport and other traveling documents

 to further frustrate me.

 Thank God, two weeks ago, I was informed through our

 family attorney that my late husband deposited sum

 in London United Kingdom.

 Presently this money is still with the Security

 Company and the management just Wrote me through our

 attorney as the beneficiary to come forward to

 receive the money or rather Issue a letter of

 authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf

 if I cannot come over.

 It has therefore, become very necessary and urgent

 to contact someone, a foreigner like you to help me

 receive/secure these funds overseas in a reliable

 bank Account (presumably an empty Bank Account, if

 available) and to help invest it on our behalf as

 well, while we find a way of getting out to meet

 with you in your country.

 Our family attorney has commenced discussions with

 the bank to facilitate the transfer immediately I

 could be able to get someone that will help us and

 the bank has express willingness to help me on

 meeting the bank's demands. This is why I have

 contacted you to help save my children and I,

 receive these funds on our behalf. But, you would

 need to give me sufficient assurance that if you

 help me, you would not divert the funds.

 However, due to pressures from my late husbands

 family, I developed some partial stroke but the one

 that disturbs me most is the breast cancer I

 developed of recent but there is no fund to care of

 that, therefore, I need your urgent assistance

 because I do not want to die and leave my children

 to suffer. But once this fund gets to you, we will

 have a brighter future.

 I don't need any telephone communications as all my

 calls are being monitored by my husbands family but

 will only give you the contact of my lawyer because

 he is the one who is going to assist you in making

 you the beneficiary of the funds with the bank.

 With God, I know that all things are possible and as

 soon as I receive your reply, I will then instruct

 my lawyer to make you the beneficiary of the fund

 and all necessary steps to take before receiving

 these funds and I shall also give you the contact of

 the Security Company. I will also issue you a letter

 of authority that will make you as the beneficiary

 of the funds.

 My lawyer on my behalf would handle all these.

 Because of what I am going through now, I have

 resolved to give out 25% of the total sum to

 orphanages around the world, and 35% to you for your

 assistance. This is all my children and I have got

 to live on.

 Please, I have reposed my confidence in you and hope

 you will not disappoint me Until I hear from you, my

 dreams will rest squarely on your shoulders, may the

 Almighty God continue to guide and protect you.


 Yours faithfully,

 Mrs. Danta Maggriate.