From: Mr. EDWARD MULETE
Subject: URGENT ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED
email address: email@example.com
Well, here is proof that it's a scam, if ever it was needed...
This person has sent me two different emails, with different names and stories, within minutes of each other.
Mr. EDWARD MULETE
Good day, I am Edward Mulete JR. the son of Mr. STEVE MBEKI MULETE from Zimbabwe. I am sorry this mail will surprise you, though we do not know, my mother Mrs. Clara got your contact through the International Chamber of Commerce. Due to the current war against white farmers in Zimbabwe and the support of President Robert Mugabe to claim all white owned farms in our country to gain favor for re-election.
All white farmers were asked to surrender their farms to the government for re-distribution and infact to his political party members and my father though black was the treasury of the farmers association and a strong member of an opposition party that did not support the president idea. He then ordered his party members and the police under his pay row to invade my father's farm and burn down everything in the farm. They killed my father and took away a lot of items from his farm. After the death of my father, our local pastor and a close friend of my father handed us over will documents with instructions from my father that we should leave Zimbabwe incase anything happen to him. The will documents has a certificate of deposit, confirming a deposit kept in custody for us in a security company unknown to the company that the content is money hence it was deposited as personal belongings and ensure that we do not remain here as we could easily be found by his enemies. The total amount is US$21.5M. We are therefore soliciting for your assistance to help us move the fund out of Zimbabwe, as our fate and future is far from reality, hence this mail to you. The president's present ban of International Press into Zimbabwe and the drop from office of the Finance Minister to avoid giving white farmers fund Transfer clearance above US$1M is just a few of the unthinkable things he is committing in my Country. I have tried to reach my father's close friend Mr. John Casahans from Australia also a farmer who was leaving in Zimbabwe with us but left with his family late last year following this ugly development to no avail.
Should you be interested to help us, contact me immediately via email for easy communication and I will furnish you with the time frame and modalities of the transaction. We have concluded a wonderful plan of caring out the transfer within two weeks. Please note that this transaction is100% confidential and risk free and will not endanger you or us in any way. We have resolved to give you 20% of the total sum upon confirmation of the fund in any account of your choice were the incident of taxation will not take much tool on the money and we look forward to coming over to your country to invest our share and settle there. I am arranging for a private phone so that our conversation can be 100% confidential.
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God bless you indeed as you help yourself and us.
Mr. EDWARD MULETE
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Here is the 2nd email, sent from the same address:
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Private and confidential
From the desk of
Mr.: Robert Nkang.
You may be surprise at receiving this mail but I crave your patience to read through ,as this will be of immense financial reward to us all if we cooperate to see the project through.
I am Mr. Robert Nkang, a senior accounts manager (transfer & returns) with the standard chartered bank of Ghana
For r over three years now, an account has been lying dormant with a closing balance of United States dollars seven million, five hundred dollars (us$7.5m).
My investigation revealed that the account belongs to an oil merchant, Mr. Simon wakeman who has since died.
Since his death no one has come forward to claim to this inheritance even as I write hence I decided to request your assistance in claiming this inheritance.
Every four years ,all banking institution are obliged to return such money to the coffers of the treasury of the central bank in compliance with the banking laws and guidelines from my ten years experience at the bank ,I have seen too many of these cases.
Consequently ,after careful and prolong deliberations I decided to seize this once in a life time opportunity to solicit your assistance to lay claim to these inheritances as the beneficiary and successor to enable us transfer these funds for our own benefit .
To avoid suspicion I decided not to use a local national since Mr. Wakeman was a foreigner so is the benefactor and I must assure you that is completely risk free transaction.
All the necessary documents to affect the transfer within days I have already prepared to expedite the procedure. Your role is to provide the information needed to successfully conclude this transaction.
Full names and address
The banking details where the money will be transferred either private or company account.
For your assistance you will be entitled to 25% of the total sum 10% goes for the relevant government taxes and other expenses while the remaining 65% is for me and I will request your further assistances as I intend to invest my share into a business venture immediately.
Should you wish to assist in this matter, please contact me on my email:email@example.com
Or my private phone number 31-650-873-563 as I am on my vacation in Europe till the first week of November 2002.
I look forward to your urgent response.
Thanks in anticipation.