This is a standard war-story scam, about a dear father who was killed in battle, but left behind a secret fortune for his beloved son. If you’ll just help get it out of the country, you can have a cut! If you take the bait you’ll soon be asked to pay “bribes” and “transfer fees” to grease the transaction, and then when the scammer has your money in his pocket he’ll disappear, never to be heard from again.
From: ADRIAN KAMBIDA email@example.com
Date: Sep 14, 2005 4:34 PM
Subject: Request For Join Venture Business
FROM: ADRIAN KAMBIDA
I know you will be surprise to receive this letter. I am MR.ADRIAN KAMBIDA; the only son of the General DONALD KAMBIDA who was killed during a bloody shoot out claimed the lives of 24 Cols and Generals including the life of the late JONAS SAVIMBI of republic of ANGOLA.
I got your contact through the South African information of Exchange (S.A.I.E) regarding your trust worthy, as such; I decided to ask for your assistance to transfer some money Out of South Africa into your personal or company account.
Before my father’s death, he was the General in charge of Arms and Ammunition purchase for the Republic of Angola Arms Forces. And in his will he specifically drew my attention to the sum of US$35.7 MILLION United State Dollars) which deposited in a private Security and finance company in South Africa.
IN FACT MY FATHER SAID IN HIS “WILL”AND I QUOTE. MY BELOVED SON, I WISH TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE SUM OF US$35.7 MILION, WHICH I DEPOSITED IN PRIVATE SECURITY AND FINANCE COMPANY IN SOUTH AFRICA (JOHANNESBURG) LIFE BEING UNPREDICTABLE ESPECIALLY IN THE MILLITARY. INCASE OF ANYTHING TOMMORROW DO TAKE CARE OF YOUR MOTHER AND YOUR SISTERS AND MAKE SURE THEY DO NOT LACK ANYTHING.
From the above, you will understand that the lives and the future of my Family depend on this money, as such we will be very grateful if you can assist us. We are now leaving in South Africa as political asylum Seekers and financial law of republic of South Africa do not allow Asylum seekers certain financial right to such huge amount of money. In view of this, I cannot invest this money in South Africa, hence my asking you to assist me to transfer this money out of South Africa to your own personal or Company account overseas for investment purposes.
For your effort my family is willing to offer you 20% of the total Money, while 5% will be put aside for local and international expenses Incurred during the transaction and the balance I intend to invest in a Profitable venture in your country or else where you may advice. Please Note that this transaction is 100% risk free, the major thing I require from you is absolute ASSURANCE that the money will be safe when transferred to your account
Finally, modalities on how to transfer this money will be discussed Once a genuine interest from you is shown.
Thanks and God Bless You,
MR. ADRIAN KAMBIDA.