Gotta love the scam emails liked to news articles. These guys at least try to make their message believable. They fail, but they try.
From: Mrs. Tinks Zietman (Office23N1@coda.ocn.ne.jp)
Subject: Very Urgent Attention Please
With due respect, trust and humility, I write to you irrespective of the fact that you do not know me, but please do consider this letter as a request from a widow and family in dire need of assistance at a very critical time.
I am Mrs. TINKS ZIETSMAN, the widow of late Sir COLIN ZIETSMAN, the former member of the Zimbabwean Commercial Farmers Union who was murdered in cold bold by black revolutionists last year in my presence. I was also mercilessly beaten and left to die but was lucky enough to be rushed to the hospital by some good Samaritans. You can read up the news of what happened to us in this site(http://www.thezimbabwemail.com/zimbabwe/8940-zimbabwe-white-farmer-murdered.html ) I got your contact courtesy of a business journal from the South African Information Exchange in my earnest search for a reliable, kind hearted, God fearing and trustworthy individual or company who can assist my family at this time of need.
During the war waged against the farmers in Zimbabwe by the supporters and cohorts of President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white owned farms in our country, my late husband belonged to one of the classes of farmers targeted by the ZANU-PF armed group and war veterans, because he did not support their ideas and policies. In the course of the revolution in the country, the ZANU-PF armed group attacked and invaded my husband’s farms, burning, destroying and eventually killing him after harassing and beaten me up mercilessly!! . After my husband’s death, We escaped safely into South Africa with my husband’s lifetime fortune of US$3.5M (Three Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) cash, important documents of property title and
other valuables, which were concealed and secured in two treasure boxes, and transported to Canada and Europe through diplomatic means. The consignment boxes are currently safely lodged and secured into the vaults of the two reputable security and brokerage firms in Canada and Europe.
Presently, I am residing temporarily with my sons in Johannesburg as political asylum seekers. At the moment, I am in a dilemma on how to move this money safely out from the two security companies for investments overseas, because South Africa’s government’s stringent monetary policies/regulations. More so, owing to the sensitive and volatile political status of the region, it would be most dangerous to attempt investments here as such act could jeopardize our chances.
I hereby solicit for your assistance in safely moving these funds into your bank account for safekeeping pending our future arrival in your country for investments. The family has resolved to compensate you adequately by offering a brokerage commission of 30% of the money for your assistance. I have in mind to establish a good business and friendly relationship with you in the nearest future if you are able to assist us. Please, let me receive your approval or reply through my son’s Email(email@example.com)and if you are unable to assist please be kind to notify me so that I can look for a suitable alternative.
I earnestly await your positive response.
MRS. TINKS ZIETSMAN.
Anytime anyone says they’ll offer a commission for you to accept funds, act as broker, etc. outside of a legitimate sales position, run.
Until next time. peace. Be careful.