This email with the subject "Treat as Urgent." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 19 Jun 2006 05:41:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "John Kuku" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MR John Kuku. PHONE NO +27-83-8688468 JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA Dear Sir/Madam,You may be surprised to recieve this letter from me since you do not know me personally, the purpose of my introduction is that, I am Mr. John Kuku the first son of Mr.Dada Kuku who was recently murderedin the land dispute in Zimbabwe.
I got your contact through network online hence decided to write you. Before the death of my father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit the sum of seven million, four hundred thousand United States Dollars(US$7.400.000) in one of the private security company, as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe. This money was deposited in a box as germ stones to avoid much demurrage from security company.
This amount was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the farms and established of new farm in Swaziland. This land problem came when Zimbabwean President Mr.Robert Mugabe introduce a new Land Act reform which wholly affected the rich white farmers and some few blacks farmers. And this resulted to the killing and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some Lunatics in the society.
Infact, a lot of people were killed because of this land reformed Act for which my father was one of the victims. It is against this background that, I and my family who are currently staying in South Africa have decided to transfer my fatherís money to foreign account since the law of South Africa prohibit a refugee ( asylum seeker) to open any bank account or to be involved in any financial transaction throughout the territorial zone of South Africa.
As the eldest son of my father, I am saddle with the responsibility of seeking a genuine foreign account where this money could be transferred without the knowledge of my government who are bent on taking everything we have got.
The South African government seems to be playing along with them. I am faced with the dilemma of investing this amount of money in South Africa for fear of going through the same experience in future since both countries have similar political history . Moreover, the South African Foreign Exchange Policy does not allow such investments for an asylum seeker.
PLEASE READ ABOUT PROBLEMS IN ZIMBABWE FROM THE LINKS BELOW. 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.stmAs a business person, who I have to entrust my future since both my future and of my family are in your hands,I must let you know that this transaction is risk free.If you accept to assist me and my family all I want you to do for me is to make arrangements and come to Johannesburg-South Africa, so that you can open a non-resident account which you will aid us in transferring the money into any account which you will nominate overseas. This money I intended to use for investment.
I have two options for you, firstly you can choose to have certain percentage of the money for nominating your account for this transaction. Or you can go into partnership with me for proper profitable investment of the money in your country. Whichever the options you want, feel free to notify me, Contact me with the above Telephone and E-mail address while I implore you to maintain the absolute secrecy required in this transaction .
Yours sincerely Mr John Kuku.for the family) _________________________________________________________________ Discover the magic of RSS feeds at MSN South Africa! http://za.msn.com/