Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "HELP MY FAMILY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 31 Jan 2007 04:49:59 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

FROM James Nkomo,
Attn: Sir/Madam,

                                           FAMILY REQUEST FOR HELP  

My name is JAMES NKOMO,the elder son of Mr. JOHN NKOMO of Zimbabwe. This might be a surprise to you 
about where I got your contact address. I got your address fromthe South African Chamber of 
Commerce in Johannesburg,South Africa. 
During the current war against the farmers in Zimbabwe from the supports of our President Robert 
Mugabe to claim all the white-owned farms to his party members and his followers, he ordered all 
white farmers to surrender all their farms to his party members and his followers.
 My father is one of the best farmers in our country and because he did not support Mugabe's 
ideas,Mugabe's supporters invaded my father's farm and burnt everything in the farm, killing my 
father and made away with a lot of items in my father's farm. 
Before his death, my father had deposited with one of the Security Company in Johannesburg, South 
Africa the sum of US$18.5 Million (Eighteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States 
Dollars).with my name,and made every documents with my name both the certificate of
Then after the death of my father, we decided to move to the Republic of South Africa where he had 
deposited the money in the Security Company as valuables. So,I decided to contact you to assist me 
to transfer this money out of South Africa because as  asylum seekers we are not allowed to operate 
any bank account within South Africa. 
We have agreed to offer you 20% of the total sum for your assistance, 5% will be mapped out for any 
expenses that may be incurred in the course of this transaction and 75% will be for me and my 
family to invest in your country.   
All I want you to do is to furnish me with your full personal phone and fax numbers for easy 
You can contact me on the above Telephone number.Note that this transaction is 100% risk free and 
absolutely confidential.


Best Regards
James Nkomo