Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "michael mobutu" <>

This email with the subject "THIS WILL BENEFIT YOU,BUT CAN YOU BE TRUSTED?." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 13 Jan 2005 21:39:25 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "michael mobutu" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

It's my pleasure to send you this mail which I hope you will treat as HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL.I am Prince Michael Randolph Mobutu ,son of the late President Mobutu SeseSekou of Zaire,new Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).There was war going on in my country and so my family members escaped to Morocco while i have for seven{7} years now been moving from boder to boder,country to country.Yesterday i managed to find my way into lagos a western boarder town of Nigeria.This Country is too big and there are so many Nationalities here.I will simply mix-up myself with the others. Due to my fathers tarnished image and heavy crises,it is not safe to put any investment in my country and besides most of my father's properties and account have been seized by the government of Laurent Kabila.Seven troubled years has passed and everything has supposedly died down. Now I want to set up Viable Business Ventures in your country.I sincerely have the sum of US$29,000,000( Twenty nine million United States dollars) set aside for this project,but I would not want my name or family's name to be used for security reasons.I am prepared to offer you 12% (or a re-negotiated sum) of the total amount remitted,if you assist me in claiming the funds from the financial and security vault in london,where i deposited two{2} boxes containing the funds in my name before my fathers death.Please contact me if you are interested and capable of helping by sending your telephone/fax numbers for me to reach you because I cannot receive any international call due to my condition.What i need is a reliable,honest,decent and solvent person or a reputable company to assist me in this deal.If you can convince me of your honesty and profound interest in this deal,then i can proceed to furnish you with the details of this transaction.I need is your assurance that you are solvent and capable of handling a transaction of this magnitude,and that my share of the money will be safe with you.I honestly assure you that this deal is 100% risk-free,infact you can read more about my father on this web link .I look forward to your prompt reply.

Best regards,
Prince Michael Randolph Mobutu