Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "William Magora" <>

This email with the subject "VERY URGENT TRANSFER OF FUNDS-PLEASE HELP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 28 Jun 2007 17:53:39 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "William Magora" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

FROM: William Magora.
Dear friend,

You may be surprised to receive this letter from me since you do not know
me personally. I am William Magora, the first son of Madogo Magora, the most
popular black farmer in Zimbabwe who was murdered in the land dispute in my
country. I got your contact through network online hence decided to write

Before the death of my father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit
the sum of USD14.5 million (Fourteen million five hundred thousand United
States dollars), in one of the private security company, as he foresaw the
looming danger in Zimbabwe this money was deposited in a box as gem stones
to avoid much demurrage from security company. This amount was meant for the
purchase of new machines and chemicals for the Farms and establishment of
new farms in Swaziland. This land problem came when Zimbabwean President Mr
Robert Mugabe introduced a new Land Act Reform wholly affecting the rich
white farmers and some few black farmers, and this resulted to the killing
and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society.
In fact a lot of people were killed because of this Land reform Act for
which my father was one of the victims.
It is against this background that I and my family fled Zimbabwe to South
Africa for fear of our lives. After which I travelled to the Netherlands and
I am currently staying in the Netherlands where I am seeking political
asylum and more so have decided to transfer my father's money to a more
reliable foreign account. Since the law of Netherlands prohibits a refugee
(asylum seeker) to open any bank account or to be involved in any financial
transaction throughout the territorial zone of Netherlands. As the eldest
son of my father, I am saddled 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 moving this amount of money out of South
Africa for fear of going through the same experience in future. Both
countries have similar political history. As a business man, I am seeking
for a partner who I have to entrust my future and that of my family in his
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 with the security company to clear the Consignment (funds) from
their affiliate office here in the Netherlands as I have already given
directives for the consignment to be brought to the Netherlands from South
Africa. But before then all modalities will have to be put in place like
change of ownership to the consignment and more importantly this money I
intend 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 the proper profitable investment of
the money in your country. Whichever the option you want, feel free to
notify me. I have also mapped out 5% of this money for all kinds of expenses
incurred in the process of this transaction.
If you do not prefer a partnership I am willing to give you 20% of the
money while the remaining 75% will be for my investment in your country. I
implore you to maintain the absolute secrecy required in this transaction.
Yours faithfully, 
William Magora.