A Scam Email with the Subject "Important Message!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 02 Jan 2007 11:34:52 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was MRS.Modeka Mnzike <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
ATTN Director/CEO URGENT BUSINESS Don't be surprised to receive this letter from me since you don't know me in person. For the purpose of introduction I am Mrs. Modeka Mnzike from Zimbabwe the wife of Mr.John Mnzike who was murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe by the agents of the ruling government of President ROBERT MUGABE for his alleged support and sympathy for the opposition MDC PARTY led by the minority white famers. My husband was among the few black Zimbawean rich famers murdered in cold blood by the war vetrans backed by the government. Before the death of my husband, he went South Africa to deposit the sum of US$20.5M (Twenty Million Five hundred thousand United State Dollars) With one of the security company in South Africa, as if he knew the looming danger in ZIMBABWE. The money was deposited as a gem and precious stone to avoid much demurrage from the security firm. The money was earmarked for the purchase of new machinery and chemicals for the farms and the establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland. This Land problem arose when President Robert Mugabe introduced a new land act. Which wholly affects the white rich farmers and some few blacks vehemently condemned the "Modus operandi" adopted by the government. This resulted to rampart killing and Mob actions. My Son and I are staying in London England as an Asylum seeker, I have decided to transfer this money to a foreign country where we can invest it. I am faced with the dilemma of investing this amount of money in London England for fear of encountering the same experience in future since both countries have the same political policy/law does not allow investment hence I am seeking for an asylum or refugees. I must let you know that this business is 100% risk free and the nature of your business does not necessary matter. So if you are willing to assist us , I and my family have agreed to give you 25% of the total money,70% will be for me and my family, the remaining 5% will be mapped out for all expenses, we might incur during the transaction . Therefore if you are willing and interested to render the needed assistance, endeavor to reply through my mail .I also need your private telephone and fax numbers for easy communication. Remember that this is highly confidential and success of this business depends on how secret it is kept. Expecting your reply soonest. Best regards, MRS.MODEKA MNZIKE(FOR THE FAMILY). N/B.PLEASE I WILL APPRECIATE IF YOU CAN SEND YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE, MOBILE AND FAX NUMBER TO INDICATE YOUR INTRESTING IN THIS TRANSACTION AND I AM ALSO APPOLOGIES FOR BRINGING TO YOU THIS MASSEGE THROUGH MAIL DUE TO OUR REFUGE STATUS HERE. PLEASE YOU CAN READ ABOUT PROBLEMS IN ZIMBABWE FROM THE LINKS BELOW. 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