A Scam Email with the Subject "!!!!!!!I CRY FOR HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 22 May 2006 02:09:50 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MR.PRINCE KOFFI MOBILE: +27-76 44 100 54 EMAIL:email@example.com I CRY FOR HELP GREETINGS Dear Sir & Madam Good day! My name is MR.PRINCE KOFFI the elder son of SIR JOHN KOFFI of Zimbabwe. This might be surprise to you where I got your contact address, from South Africa chamber of commerce and industry in Johannesburg. During the current war against the farmers in Zimbabwe from the support of our PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE to claim all the white owned farms in our country, so he ordered all the white owned farmers to surrender all their farms to his party members and his followers. And my father is one of the best farmers in our country because he did not support his idea and his supporters invaded my father’s farm and burnt everything in the farm and killed my father and confiscated all his investment. After the death of my father, me and my mother and my younger brother decided to move out of Zimbabwe because our lives is still in danger with the money my father kept in his hidden safe in my mothers house. The amount contained in the safe is U.S.$18,700,000.00 (Eighteen million seven hundred thousand united states dollars) and we decided to move through diplomatic means to the republic of South Africa where we deposited the money to a security company and we were forced to seek political asylum as a refugee. So I decided to contact an overseas investor whom will assist us to transfer the money out of South Africa. Because we are asylum seeker here in south Africa, which deprive us not to operate an account with any bank here in south Africa, neither to invest. If you consider this proposal we have agreed to offer you 20% of the total sum for helping us transfer this money to your nominated bank account anywhere in the world, We have map out 10% for any expenses it will cause during the process of this transaction, while 80% will be for my family to invest in your country. Now, I want you to furnish me with your banking details and your personal phone and fax number for easy communication. You can contact me with the above telephone number. Kindly destroy this letter even if you are not willing to assist us. NOTE: this transaction is 100% risk free and absolutely confidential. Your urgent response will be highly appreciated. Thanks and God bless. Sincerely yours, PLEASE YOU CAN READ ABOUT PROBLEMS IN ZIMBABWE FROM THE LINKS BELOW. http://www.1freespace.com/beetee/nov19_2001.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/918781.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/715001.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1063785.stm http://www.gta.gov.zw/land%20issues/LAND.htm FROM MR.PRINCE KOFFI