A Scam Email with the Subject "GOOD DAY!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 22 Apr 2007 11:28:57 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Johnson Ayo Mbagi <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Johnson Ayo Mbagi, Zimbabwe. Dear Sir, You may be surprised to receive this letter from me since you do not know me personally. For the purpose of introduction, I am Mr. Johnson Ayo Mbagi, the son of Dr. Kali Mbagi, a wealthy farmer/politician in Zimbabwe who was recently murdered in the land dispute in my country. I got your contact through the internet based on our urgent need for a dependable and trustworthy foreign partner. Hence I decided to write to you. Before the death of my late father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit the sum total of Twenty million, Five Hundred thousand United States dollars, in one of the private security companies, as he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe. This money was deposited in two boxes as Family Treasures to avoid much demurrage from the security company. This amount was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the Farms and the establishment of new farms in Swaziland. The land problem, in our country came when our PresidentMr. Robert Mugabe in a bid to win his re election,introduced a new Land Act Reform wholly affecting the rich white farmers and some few black farmers who are members of the opposition party. This resulted in killings and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society. A lot of people have been killed because of this Land reform Act for which my father was unfortunately one of the victims. It is against this background that, I and my family fled Harare our capital for fear of our lives and are currently staying in a remote country side of Bulawayo. We are planning to leave the country and seek political asylum in Europe and we have decided to move our family wealth to Europe. As the eldest son of my father, I am saddled with the responsibility of seeking a genuine partner that could assist us without the knowledge of my government who are bent on taking everything we have got, and 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, since both countries have similar political history. I am now seeking for a partner whom I have to entrust my future and that of my family in his/her hands. To this end,we need your assistance to stand as the Beneficiary of the Consignments in Europe. This is because we are under restricted movement and watch and hence we want to be very careful in order not to lose this fund which we have worked so hard for. I have a sufficient CONTACT person at the Security Company in South Africa who can help us move this money to Europe under DIPLOMATIC COVER to another Security Company in Europe with your details as the Beneficiary. This is 100% legal and will not pass through normal Customs/Airport Screening. Moreover, we are willing to offer you 20% of the total sum as compensation for your efforts/input after the successful transfer of this fund to your account. Thus, if you are willing to assist us to move this fund out of South Africa, you can contact me through my email address:email@example.com with your telephone, fax number and personal information to enable us discuss further details. I must let you know that this transaction is risk free as far as we keep it as confidential as possible. Thank you, many blessings to you. Yours Faithfully, Mr. Johnson Mbagi.