Zimbabwe farm letter

Categoria: Scam Scoperto il: 27 ago 2002
Tipo: scam Aggiornato il: 08 giu 2006

Descrizione

This email scam appears to be closely related to the Nigerian letter and Nepalese Royal Family scams.

Sophos recommends recipients do not reply to the email in any way.

The text of the scam reads as follows:

DEAR SIR/MADAM,

BUSINESS TRANSACTION.

MY NAME IS MIKE DUBE THE SON OF DR MOSES DUBE, ONE OF THE GREAT FARMERS IN ZIMBABWE. MY FATHER HAPPENS TO BE ONE OF THE OPPONENTS OF THE PRESIDENT OF ZIMBABWE [ROBERT MUGABE] IN HIS POLITICAL AMBITIONS TO REMAIN IN POWER FOREVER, BECAUSE OF THIS, MY FATHER'S FARM WAS BURNT DOWN AND THE WHOLE ASSETS WAS LOOTED WHILE MY FATHER LOST HIS LIFE.

WHEN WE DISCOVERED THAT OUR LIVES WAS NO LONGER SAFE IN ZIMBABWE, MY MOTHER AND I DECIDED TO FLEE TO SOUTH AFRICA WITH THE MONEY MY FATHER HID AWAY IN MY MOTHER'S HOUSE. THIS MONEY, WHICH IS OUR ONLY HOPE OF SURVIVING IS US$16.5M [SIXTEEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSANDUNITED STATES DOLLARS ]. THIS MONEY IS NOW DEPOSITED IN A FINANCE & SECURITY COMPANY AS A BOX OF VALUABLE CONTAINING JEWELERIES, TO AVOID SABOTAGE.

NOW, MY REFUGEE STATUS IN SOUTH AFRICA DOES NOT ALLOW ME TO HAVE A BANK ACCOUNT OR EMBARK ON ANY INVESTMENT AND AGAIN, THE CLOSENESS OF ZIMBABWE TO SOUTH AFRICA DOES NOT MAKE US FEEL VERY SAFE.

I WANT YOUR HELP TO ASSIST ME MOVE THIS MONEY OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA TO YOUR FOREIGN ACCOUNTSO THAT I WILL COME OVER THERE TO YOUR COUNTRYTO INVEST THE MONEY.

I, SURELY WILL REWARD YOUR EFFORT WITH 25% OF THE TOTAL AMOUNTWHILE 5% WILL COVER THE EXPENSES THAT MAY ARISE IN THE PROCESS OF THE TRANSFER OF THE MONEY.

THOUGH, THERE IS NO RISK IN THIS BUSINESS BUT MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON'T DISCUSS THIS TRANSACTION WITH ANYONE.

BEST REGARDS,
MIKENA DUBELA.

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