A Scam Email with the Subject "PLEASE ASSIST ME AND MY FAMILY(URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 07 Feb 2007 01:44:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "david magani" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM :MR.DAVID MAGANI. 185 SOUTH RAND STREET, GAUTENG PROVINCE, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTHAFRICA. STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL ATTNI know you will be surprised to read from me, but please consider this letter, as a request from a family in dire need of your assistance. Firstly, I must introduce my self; I am MR. MR.DAVID MAGANI from ZIMBABWE, I am the first and the only son of MR MARK MAGANI. I am presently residing in South Africa.I got your contact from the South-African Information exchange (S.A.I.E) in Johannesburg and on behalf of my mother who is a widow MRS.
ANGELA MAGANI I decided to solicit for your assistance to transfer the sum of US $ 27.5(TWEENTY SEVEN MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) in your personal or company account. Before my father’s death he was among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers and he was poisoned by the agents of the ruling government of president Robert Mugabe for his alleged support and sympathy for the Zimbabweans opposition party controlled by the white minority. Before his death he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit this money to a security and finance company.
This money was deposited in a box as a gemstone to avoid much demurrage from the security company. This money was earmarked for purchase of new Machine and chemical for the farms and to establish new farms in Lesotho and the Swaziland.In this will he specially drew my attention to this sum of US $ 27.5(TWEENTY SEVEN MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) that he deposited in a safe box in a private security and Finance Company here in Johannesburg, South Africa.
IN FACT MY FATHER SAID IN HIS WILL AND QUOTE:MY BELOVED SON, I WISH TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THIS MONEY, WHICH I DEPOSITED IN YOUR NAME IN A BOX WITH A SECURITY AND FINANCE COMPANY IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. IN CASE OF MY ABSENCE ON EARTH CAUSED BY DEATH, YOU SHOULD SOLICIT FOR A RELIABLE FOREIGN PARTNER TO ASSIST YOU TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSE.
Finally modalities on how the transfer will be done and conveyed to you once we establish trust and confidence between our selves Looking forward to your reply and please treat as very ugent and confidential Best regards, MR DAVID MAGANI. (FOR THE FAMILY). _________________________________________________________________ See their smiles, hear their laughter with Windows Live Messenger! http://messenger.live.com