This email with the subject "Urgent bssiness assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 04 Dec 2006 01:52:50 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Umaru Diko" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Umaru Diko Tel: +668 52447562 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir, You will be surprised to read from me, but please consider this letter as a genuine request from a family in dire need of your humble assistance. Firstly, I must introduce myself. I am Umaru Diko A Citizen of Zimbabwe, but I am contacting you from Bangkok Thailand where I am now seeking political assylum. I got your contact through the Thailand Information Exchange Online. I am the only son of mr Kufu Diko, a wealthy black farmer and senior politician with the opposition political party in my country, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Our wicked President Robert Mugabe murdered my father, before I ran way from my country because I have become his next target to eliminate. My father was a fighter for Justice and a moving force in The MDC, a party wanting to end the several years of brutal Dictatorship government of President Robert Mugabe. You will read more stories about President Mugabe's brutal acts by visiting this web site: http://www.rte.ie/news/2000/0418/zimbabwe.html My father was accused of assisting the White farmers in fighting the government. Few weeks after his arrest, he was reported dead. The government claimed he died of heart attack and his body was never seen for proper autopsy, they buried him in the government cemetery. My father's associate Mr. Martin Olds a White farmer from Britain assisted me in fighting my father's death through the Court and media. The Government saw us as a big threat to them and decided to eliminate us. Mr. Olds was attacked and murdered in his House, but fortunately, before they came looking for me, I received the news and I left the country through the border to South Africa to save my life, before my arrival here in Bangkok Thailand. Here is my reason for contacting you. Before the death of my father, he deposited the sum of Ten Million US Dollars (US$10,000,000.00) with a security company when he went to Thailand to purchase his farm machinery equipment, as if he foresee the looming danger in Zimbabwe. The money was deposited as a gem/precious stone in a metal trunk box to avoid seizure and much demurrage from the security company organization. This money was earmarked for the purchase of new machinery and chemicals for the farms and the establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland. The government seized my fatherís farms and bank account before his arrest and Murder. He told me everything concerning the funds while he was still in detention. This is why I need your assistance in securing the funds there in your Country, so that I can arrange on how to come over to your country for the investment of the fund, I am willing to offer you 25% of the US$10,000,000.00 Million for your assistance and you are to provide an account where the funds will be transferred into because I am faced with the dilemma of investing this amount of money in Thailand as the financial law and regulations of the government of Thailand does not give we assylum seekers financial rights to such huge sum of money. In view of this, I cannot invest the fund in Bangkok, Thailand. Moreover, the Thailand monetary policy/law does not allow such investment by an asylum seeker or refugee. Please, let me know if you can assist me, so that I can give you more details on how we shall proceed. As I wait for your urgent Response, please treat this information as top secret. Yours truly, Umaru Diko.