A Scam Email with the Subject "Partnership Invitation" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 06 Jul 2007 13:40:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was katy olds <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: Mrs. Kathy Olds
With due respect, trust and humility, I write to you irrespective of the fact that you do not know me and I do not know you either, but please do consider this letter as a request from a widow and family in dare need of assistance.
You may be surprised to receive this mail from me since you don't know me personally. I am Mrs. Kathy Olds, wife of Late Mr. Martin Olds, a famous Zimbabwean
tobacco/cattle farmer who was murdered in a farmland dispute
I got your contact through a source on the information
exchange on line here in
claim all the white owned farms in our country, my late husband belonged to one of the classes of farmers also targeted by the ZANU-PF armed group, because he did not support their ideas and policies of taking white farmers land by force.
Black war veterans claiming to be farmers invaded my
husband's house on April 17, 2003 at about 8.35pm in Macheke /Virginia district
and murdered him because of his insistence that white farmers be allowed to
retain their farmlands despite the recently introduced land reforms
Until his death he was one of the prominent members of the Zimbabwean Farmers 'Union (ZFU) But before my husbands death, he first escaped safely into neighboring South Africa with his life time fortune of US$16m (sixteen Million US dollars) cash, important documents of property title and other valuables which were concealed and secured in a trunk box, and transported to Johannesburg through diplomatic means.
The consignment box is currently safely lodged and secured
in the vaults of a private security firm here in
chemicals for our new farms acquired in
This land problem came when President Robert Mugabe introduced a new land act reform which wholly affected the rich white farmers. A lot of
people were killed because of this land reforms "Act”
of which my late husband was one of the main targets .Based on this, I had to
flee the country with my two children and my only late husband personal
assistant[PA] Mr. Eddy Philipps. We are now in
We decided to contact you to assist us in removing this money my husband kept in a private security company here in South Africa to your account or any part of the world for investments as the monetary/investment laws here in South Africa prohibits refugees and illegal immigrants from operating bank accounts or be involved in any transaction/investment. Based on this, we are contacting you hoping that you will assist us with this transaction.
As a widow, I am saddled with the responsibility of seeking
a genuine and an honest person who will assist us in investing this money in a
highly profit yielding ventures without the knowledge of my country(
everything my late husband had after confiscating all his farmlands and
We are absolutely left with nothing except the money he
deposited in a private security company here in
Please call Mr. Eddy Philipps on contact details below
for further briefing on what you need to do,
if my letter and request is of any interest to you. While I
implore you to maintain absolute confidentiality required in this transaction
considering our situation here in
Mrs. Kathy Olds.