This email with the subject "AN APPEAL FOR HUMBLE HELP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 19 Aug 2006 03:39:01 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "james moyo" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM:JAMES MOYO, Dear SIR/MADAM,I have the honour and confidence to introduce to you this FAMILY ASSISTANCE in view of the fact that you are trustworthy and reliable in business. You may be surprised to receive this letter from me since you do not know me personally.I am MR JAMES MOYO THE FIRST SON of Late Mr. PETERS MOYO, who was murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe. I got your contact through network online hence decided to write you.
I want to solicit for your assistance on my family pressing condition as regards to the tyrant attitude of our present leader Robert Mugabe whom whole world is criticizing because of his dictatorial leadership. Robert Mugabe claimed all the white-owned farms in our country, he ordered all the white farmers to surrender their farms to his party members and their followers and my father was one of the black farmers in the country who never supported the president's ideology.
And knowing that he did not support the president s political ideology, the president s supporters Invaded his farm, burnt down everything, killed him and confiscated all his investments. After the death of my late FATHER, I with my FAMILY decided to move out of Zimbabwe for the safety of our lives. As a result of this ungodly attack, my family decided to run out of our country to any neighbouring country for our safety and on our arrival in South Africa, we declared for Refugee Status (Assistance).
Before my late FATHER , he deposited a box containing the sum of (US$25 Million) as Valuables in one of the most recongnised security companies here in South Africa Due to our status as refugees here in South Africa, we cannot operate any account or engage in any financial transaction. I have decided to contact any reliable overseas firm/person who could assist us to transfer this money out of South Africa with his/their international profile.
All you needed to do for us is to come down to South Africa to open a NON-RESIDENTIAL BANK ACCOUNT (As the assumed beneficiary of the deposited money) through which this fund will be channeled out of South Africa to your nominated overseas account.If my request is considered, my family is ready to offer you 25% of the total fund for your services to us, 5% will be for any miscellaneous expenses you might make (Locally or Internationally) during the processing of this transaction, then 70% will be for me and my family to invest in your country under your assistance as soon as we arrive in your country.PL forward me your phone number in your reply.
For detailed information, you can contact me via the above e-mail address. Please be assured that this transaction is 100% RISK FREE. Your urgent response will be highly appreciated.
BEST REGARDS, JAMES MOYO. (for the family) _________________________________________________________________Get the ultimate real-time chat experience - Windows Live Messenger! http://messenger.live.com