Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: My dear Friend,

From: Maria Stevens <>

This email with the subject "My dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 05 Nov 2006 10:00:43 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Maria Stevens <>, although it may have been spoofed.

My dear Friend,
This letter might come to you as a surprise as we 
have not met before,but I believe that you would be compelled to help 
me after going through the contents of this letter. My name is Maria 
Del Carmen stevens a swedish,my meeting with Mr David Yendall Stevens 
in south africa led us into marriage. my husband Mr David  stevens who 
is now late farmer and exporter of Tobacco in the Republic of zimbabwe,
he was shot dead allegedly by ZANU-PF supporters in zimbabwe on 25th 
of april 2000 in the farm. You can confirm this by copying and pasting 
this link on your internet browser.or click on it:

He (Robert Mugabe) did not stop at 
that; he also went on to expel all White farmers in Zimbabwe. He 
implored the services of his war veterans to undertake this seizure. 
The war veterans have been accused (correctly) of being behind the 
violent occupation of white-owned commercial farms in which an 
estimated 70,000 farm workers have been displaced. At least, over 
hundreds white farmers and black settlers have been killed since the 
farm invasions began in February 2000.We have decided that we must see 
this problem to the end. 

Although we know that we are taking a great 
risk by staying here in Zimbabwe. At the Moment, our phone lines are 
bugged, and all our movements are being monitored by Zimbabwes (Robert 
Mugabe4s)secret Police. Therefore email is the safest means of 
communication for now. We (White farmers in Zimbabwe) have taken our 
case to the United Nations and even with the threats of transactions 
and the subsequent sanctions from the West against the Zimbabwean 
Authorities, Robert Mugabe (The president of Zimbabwe) still remains 
adamant. He is insisting that our farm land (some of which we bought 
with our money and most of which We inherited from our fathers) 
belongs to the (his) government of Zimbabwe.the government of zimbabwe 
has asked all white-farmers to give up their farms to black farmers or 
risk going to prison. So far, more than 1,400 white owned farms have 
been invaded and confiscated, as well as claiming the properties of 
the farmers.Also,about 133 white farmers were arrested for defying 
orders to leave their farms under the controversial land reform 
program of the government, 

Since I could not keep the money in 
Zimbabwe, I used the services of a Diplomatic Courier Company to move 
this money (registered as official documents) out of Zimbabwe to 
Europe. At present, my money totaling US$28,750,000. (Twenty eight 
million, seven hundred and fifty thousand United States Dollars) is in 
Europe and hopefully, it would be paid into an offshore account. Can 
you help me? Are you trustworthy? Can you handle this money? Are you 
capable of handling this money? If you can, please contact me All you 
need to do is to claim this money from the Courier Company. 

You will 
be required to contact the Courier Company that moved this money 
(official documents) out of Zimbabwe and to Europe. All necessary 
particulars which can facilitate and enable you claim the money on my 
behalf will be forwarded to you as soon as your consent to proceed is 
For! your assistance, you will be entitled to 20% of the 
total sum. You are also obliged to help/advise on the proper and most 
convenient way of investing this money in your country, Hopefully, You 
will consider this request and respond positively.

Yours Sincerely, 
Maria Stevens.