A Scam Email with the Subject "HELP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 27 Sep 2005 05:27:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "help" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, I want to solicit with you for assistance in regards to a financial transaction. I am the daughter of one of the foremost and rich black farmers in Zimbabwe that was murdered for land dispute in my country. Before the death of my father, he had given me the certificate of deposite he used to deposit a large sum of money in one of the private security companies in Europe, as family valuables, when he realized the looming dangers in Zimbabwe. This amountwas meant for the purchase of new machineries and chemicals for the farms and also for the establishment of new farms in Swaziland.This land dispute started when President Robert Mugabe introduced a new land reform,which was particularly targeted at the rich white farmers and a few black farmers (my father included).This resulted in the gruesome killing of rich farmers (mainly whites) and the unlawful possession of their properties by Mugabe's war veterans, under the disguise of fighting for the interest of the country. It is against this background that I fled the country with my family,to the United Kingdom where we are currently seeking asylum.I have been adviced to seek foreign assistance, as the United Kingdom law prohibits asylum seekers from operating bank accounts or involve in financial transaction of any kind, hence this letter to you. All I need is your trustworthiness to be able to entrust the above said amount and help me with investment opportunities. My family's survival depends on this money as we have virtually lost all our other assets. There are two options, firstly, you can choose to accept a negotiable percentage of the total amount for your assistance or go into partnership for the proper investment of the money in your country. We shall discuss in detail the modalities involved when I hear from you. I await your reply through my confidential email media, while I implore you to maintain the absolute secrecy required to ensure a safe and hitch free transaction. I shall furnish you with more details on request. Yours truly, L.S. Kindly reply through this email account:(email@example.com) --