Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Mr. David Olds" <>

This email with the subject "URGENT ATTENTION FROM MR. DAVID OLDS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 10 Aug 2007 05:01:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mr. David Olds" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attached Message
 Dear Friend=2C   
 Before you proceed reading my mail please do go through this webpage for more details 
You may be surprised to receive this message from me since you don't know me in person=2C but for 
the purpose of introduction=2C  I am MR=2EDAVID  OLDS=2C a citizen of Zimbabwe=2C the son of late 
MR=2EMARTIN OLDS=28A Farmer =29 who was murdered in a land dispute in ZIMBABWE=2E
I got your contact through the Thailand Information Exchange Online=2C and then I decided to write 
you=2E 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=2E
Before the death of my father=2C he deposited the sum of Five Million US Dollars =28$5M=29 with a 
security company during when he went to Thailand to purchase his farm machinery equipment=2C as if 
he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe=2E The money was deposited as a gem =2F precious stone to 
avoid seize and much demurrage from the security organization=2E
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=2E This land problem arose when President R=2E 
MUGABE introduced a new land Act=2C which wholly affects the white rich farmers and some few blacks 
vehemently condemned the 'MODUS OPERANDI' adopted by the government=2E 
This resulted to rampant killing and mob actions=2E I and my family who are currently staying in 
Bangkok Thailand as a refugee asylum seeker=2C  have decided to transfer this money to a foreign 
country where we can invest it=2E You will read more stories about President Mugabe's brutal acts 
by visiting=2E This website=3A http=3A=2F=2Fwww=2Erte=2Eie=2Fnews=2F2000=2F0418=2Fzimbabwe=2Ehtml 
I am faced with the dilemma of investing this amount of money in Thailand but the financial law and 
Regulations of the Republic of Bangkok=2C Thailand do not permit us financial rights to such huge 
sum of mone y=2E In view of this=2C I cannot invest the fund in Bangkok=2C Thailand=2E Moreover=2C 
the Thailand monetary policy=2Flaw does not allow such investment by an asylum seeker or refugee=2E
I must let you know that this transaction is 100% risk free and the nature of your business does 
not necessarily matter=2E So if you are willing to assist us=2C I and my family have agreed to give 
you 20% of the total money=2C 40% will be for a joint business venture I will be doing with you and 
another 40% will be for the family=2C which we shall also invest in your country=2E Therefore=2C if 
you are willing and interested to render the needed assistance=2C endeavor to contact me through 
the above telephone or email address=2E I also need your private telephone and fax numbers for 
quick communication=2E 
Please Remember that this transaction is highly confidential=2E Expect your reply soonest=2E 
Best regards=2E

For the family=2E