This email with the subject "PARTNERSHIP PROPOSAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 05 Nov 2006 02:55:04 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "peter matila" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
GREETINGS"You may be surprise to receive this letter from me since you don't know me personally. I am .PETER MATILA the son of Dr. SIMON MATILA who was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe.
I got your contact through Network on line in my search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction which involves a transfer of fund to a foreign account and I decided to write you, my late father was among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers as well a politician murdered in cold blood by the agents of the ruling government of president Robert Mugabe.
For his alleged support and sympathy for the Zimbabwean opposition party controlled by the white minority. Before his death he had taken to London England to deposit the sum of US$ 20 Million (Twenty Million United States Dollars) with a Security and Finance Company as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe.
The money was deposited in a box as valuables to avoid much demurrage from the Security Company. This money was embarked from the purchase of new machinery and chemical for farms and the establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland. This land problem arose when President Robert Mugabe introduced a new land act that wholly affected the rich white farmers and some few blacks vehemently condemned the "modus operandi" adopted by the government.
This resulted to rampant killing and mob action by the war veterans and some political thugs. precisely, hundreds of people has been killed. Heads of governments from the west, especially Britain and United States of America have voiced their condemnation of Mugabe'splan. Subsequently, South African Development Community (S.A.D.C) has continuously supported Mugabe's new land act, it is against this background that I and my family who are currently residing in England have decided to transfer my Father's money into a foreign account. 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 tactically freezing our family wealth and other Africa government seems to be playing along with them.
I am faced with the dilemma of investing this money in Zimbabwe or any country in Africa for fear of encountering the same experience in future since most of the Africa countries have almost the same political history.
More so, the British Foreign Exchange policy does not allow such investment hence I am an "asylum” seeker.
In this regard i am seeking for As a business person whom I can entrusted my future and that of my family into his hands, I must let you know that this transaction is 100% risk free and the nature of your business does not necessarily matter. For your assistance, we are offering you 20% of the total sum,70% for me and my family while 10% will be mapped out for any expenses we may incure during this transaction. We wish to invest our money on commercial property based on your advice. Finally, I will demand for assurance that you will not sit on this money when it finally gets to your personal or company's account in your country. If this proposal is acceptable by you, Please confirm your interest via my phone number-44-703-194-8204 or you reply through email with your full details such as:
(1) Phone and fax number (2)Copy of any identity (3)Full names (4)Age (5)Occupation (6)Full addressWith those information’s we will be able to infect the ownership of the fund into your name before transfering it our of the country.
Best Regards. PETER.MATILA _________________________________________________________________Get the ultimate real-time chat experience - Windows Live Messenger! http://messenger.live.com