This email with the subject "REQUEST FOR URGENT INVESTMENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 14 May 2007 07:30:43 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was MR MALANDA JEAN <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM:MR MALANDA JEAN EMAIL:email@example.com JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. Dear Sir, REQUEST FOR YOUR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE I do foresee the surprise this letter will bring to you as it comes from a stranger. However, be rest assured as it comes with the best of intentions. You must be asking how i got your contact I got your email through a friend that come to dubai, . After due consideration of your profile, I became aware and assured of your capability to handle this transaction and my future. Thus, after my humble decision to solicit your understanding and co-operation in this transaction, as it will be benefit all of us involved. My name is MR MALANDA JEAN, from Zimbabwe. I am the son of late MR JAMES JEAN, who was murdered in a land dispute in ZIMBABWE. I got your contact during my search for reliable and competent foreigner to handle a confidential financial transaction , then I decided to write you. My late father was among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers murdered in cold blood by the agent of the ruling government of President ROBERT MUGABE for his alleged support and sympathy for Zimbabwean opposition party. Before the death of my father Deposited the total amount of US$8.2million (Eight million two hundred thousand United States Dollars) With ABSA BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA as if he knew that danger was looming in Zimbabwe. The money was earmarked for the purchase of new machinery and chemicals for the farms and the establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland. This land problem arose when President R.MUGABE introduced a new land Act. Which wholly affects the White rich farmers and some few blacks vehemently condemned the 'MODUS OPERANDI' adopted by the government. This resulted in rampant killing and mob actions. My family and I fled to South Africa and we are presently living here as Asylum Seekers. The South African Law does not allow Asylum Seekers certain financial rights including the right to open a Bank account, hence the decision of my family is to contact you and ask for your assistance to transfer the money usd 8.2million, I faced with the dilemma of investing this amount of money into Real Estate Property out side South Africa for fear of encountering the same experience in future since both countries have the same political history. Moreover, the South African monetary policy/law does not allow such investment for people with Asylum or Refugee status. It is important for you to know that this business is 100% risk free as such you need not to worry about any risk. In view of the above, if you are willing to assist us, I and my family have agreed to give you 25% of the total money, for your assistance, while 5% will take care of all the expenses incurred during this transaction, then the remaining 70% will be for me and my family which you will help us to invest into any lucrative business in your country. Finally, if you are interested in helping me out, try and contact me with the above email: numbers indicating your interest to help me.Remember that this is highly confidential and the success of this business depends on how secret it is kept. Be informed that this transaction needs utmost trust and confidentiality. Also, I would like you to furnish me with your personal telephone and mobile numbers while responding to enable me communicate with you effectively. Looking forward to receiving your urgent reply. Best Regard, MR.MALANDA JEAN..