A Scam Email with the Subject "DEAR FRIEND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 20 Feb 2006 10:37:53 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr, Joseph Chuba Aju Private Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PARTNERSHIP INVESTMENT You may be surprised to receive this letter from me since you do not know me personally. I am Mr. Joseph A Chuba, the first son of Dr. Lewis A Aju, one of the most popular black farmers in Zimbabwe who was recently murdered in the land dispute in my country. I got your contact through a legitimate reliable network online hence decided to write you. Before the death of my father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit the sum of US14,000,000.00 million ( Fourteen Million, United States dollars), in one of the private Finance / Security company as he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe this money was deposited in the Finance / 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 traveled act of fear in a fishing boat to West Coast Island, Bamako Mali from where I am making this contact where we are seeking political asylum and more so have decided to transfer my fatherâ s money to a more reliable foreign account. Since the law of Bamako Mail prohibits a refugee (asylum seeker) to open any bank account or to be involved in any financial transaction throughout the territorial zone of Mali, 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 businessman, I am seeking for a foreign 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 100% risk free. If you accept to assist me and my family, all I want you to do for me, is to make an arrangements with the finance security company to clear the (funds) from their affiliate office as I will be given directives for the consignment to be moved to from South Africa branch to your region pending my arrival to meet with you face to face in your country. But before then all modalities will have to be put in place like changes of ownership to the fund 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 family also for my investment in your country. So, if you are willing to assist us contact me with on my Private E-mail address, (email@example.com) before I can open up themodus operandi of this transaction to you in detail. This is the beginning of a lasting transaction between you and me with the entire Lewis's family. Thanks and remain blessed Yours Faithfully, Joseph Chuba Aju