General Donald Kambida of Angola

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 adriankambida1@easyinfomail.co.za
Date: Sep 14, 2005 4:34 PM
Subject: Request For Join Venture Business

FROM: ADRIAN KAMBIDA
TEL: 27-83-472-9685
FAX: 27-11-507-6396

ATTNENTION: GREETINGS

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,

Best Regards.

MR. ADRIAN KAMBIDA.

Widow Elizabeth Williams of Angola

A wealthy widow, a family of struggling refugees — these are the things of which good scams are made. Honest Mrs. Williams has protected her family’s money from corrupt officials, and all she needs is a little more help from you to escape her war-torn country. “Note that this E-mail is not one of those internet jokes and should be treated with seriousness, utmost important and confidentiality,” she says. Alas, that part is a lie too.

From: “WILLIAMS FAMILY” elizwilliamfamily@yahoo.co.in
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 09:39:11 +0200
Subject: CONTACT DOUGLAS IMMEDIATELY

FROM: Mrs. Elizabeth Williams
101 Trungaat steet.
Luanda, Angola

Dear Friend,

With due respect, trust and humanity, I and my family send to you this letter seeking for your help and assistance although we have not meet each other before but we hope that this letter will meet you and your family in good condition of health. Firstly, I must introduce myself, I am Mrs. Elizabeth Williams from Angola. I am the wife of late Brigadier Arnold Williams. My husband was a Brigadier in charge of arms ammunitions procurement in the Angolan army. In his “Will”, he specifically drew my attention to US$11.5 Million which he deposited in a Security and finance Company in South Africa, in an investment account, fully documented in our first son’s name (Douglas Williams) as the beneficiary to the account in case of death.

IN FACT MY HUSBAND SAID AND I QUOTE: “My beloved son, I wish to draw your attention to US$11.5M (Eleven Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). I deposited this funds in a Security Finance Company in, South Africa. During the war, I was very dedicated and committed to winning the war against the rebels until when I found out that senior army officers and top government functionaries were busy helping themselves with government funds and properties and sending them to foreign countries”. Due to this when I was assigned by the President (President Eduardo Santos) to purchase arms from South Africa, I saw this as a golden opportunity and diverted the fund for personal use. In case of my absence on each as a result of death only, you should solicit for the transfer of the fund out of this shore for investment purposes.

From the above, you will understand that the lives and future of my family depends on this fund, as such I will be grateful if you can assist my son who is in South Africa for now as a refugee (asylum seekers) , and the South African Foreign exchange policy does not allow such investment from a refugee (asylum seekers) even to participate in any financial transaction, having any bank account or to own an enterprise or company of his/her own in South Africa.

It is on this note that I’m therefore seeking for your kind assistance, to assist us in transferring this funds into your account. You as a businessman, whom we have to entrust our future since both my future and of my family are in your hands, I must let you know that this transaction is risk free. Your assistance in receiving this sum of US$11. 5M and relocating my family will be highly appreciated. Also my son will let you know the benefiting conditions of your assistance in his correspondence to you. More, so where the funds is deposited will be communicated to you as soon as you state your willingness to assist us.

Do contact my son immediately through this his Email address: willyzz1@yahoo.com to first open communication with you before elaborating further on what need to be done. More so, to commence this transaction, we require you to immediately indicate by a return Email and enclose your private contact telephone and fax numbers and name, to enable him communicate further with you. Let him also know your country of origin and your proposed country of the said investment.

Note that this E-mail is not one of those internet jokes and should be treated with seriousness, utmost important and confidentiality. Your quick response will be highly appreciated. If however, you are not disposed to assist, kindly destroy this letter/mail in view of the confidentiality of the proposed transaction and for the interest of my family.

Kindly reply to my son through this his email address: willyzz1@yahoo.com

Finally, we employ your confident to this matter as well as your love, kindness and understanding.

Please treat this matter as very urgent.

Thanks and regards,

Mrs. Elizabeth Williams