The Spam Report's world tour continues today.
I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried, but in the last two weeks, I've ostensibly received great economic opportunities from Slovakia, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Malaysia, Syria and today's entry, from Zimbabwe, with even a bonus mention of "a new farm in Swaziland."
"Mrs. Howard Julia, 87 years Wife of the late Stephen D. Howard," who was killed by "mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society."
She gives me two options to make money and I love choices when it comes to getting part of a $24 million bank account. The third choice is simply to delete.
Calling all scammers in Australia and Antarctica. I have yet to hear from you as the only continents yet to be represented on the Spam Report.
It is the holidays after all and this reporter can dream, no?
Just hit delete.
From: PARTNERSHIP [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 6:04 AM
From: Mrs. Howard Julia & Family
I am Mrs. Howard Julia, 87 years Wife of the late Stephen D. Howard, I decided to write to you. Before the death of my Husband, he had took me to Johannesburg South Africa to deposit the sum of US$24Million (Twenty Four Million United States Dollars) in one of the Private Security Company, as if he foresees the looming danger in Zimbabwe. This money was deposited in a box as germ stones to avoid much demurrage from the Security Company.
This amount was meant for the purchase of new machines and establishment of a new farm in Swaziland this land problem came when Zimbabwean President Mr. Robert Mugabe introduced a new land Act reform which wholly affected the rich white farmers and some few black farmers. This resulted to the killing and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society In fact, a lot of people were killed because of this land reformed Act for which my husband was one of the victims
It is against this back ground that, me and my two children who are currently staying in South Africa decided to transfer my Husband's money to a foreign country since the Law of South Africa Prohibits Refugees open any bank account or to be involved in any financial transaction throughout the territorial zones of South Africa. As the only matured person that is the wife, I am saddled with the responsibility of seeking a genuine foreign account where this money could be transferred into without the knowledge of my government who is bent on taking everything. All I seek for is an honest businessman, who I can entrust my future and t hat of my family; I must also let you know that this transaction is 100% risk free. If you accept to assist me and my family all I want from you is for you to make arrangements and come down to Johannesburg-South Africa, so that you can help me open a Non-Resident Account in your name which will aid us in transferring the money! into your any account you will no
I have two options for you, firstly you can choose to have certain percentage of the money for nominating your account for this transaction, or you can go into partnership with me for the proper profitable Investment of the money in your country. Whichever, the option you want, feel free to notify me, I have also mapped out 5% of this money for all kinds of expenses we mighty incurred in the process of this transaction If you do not prefer a partnership I am willing to give 30% of the money while the remaining 65% will remain for my family and me. If you are really capable and willing to assist me, please contact me immediately with my email address with which I have sent you this message.
Finally, please treat this matter as urgent as possible; I 'm in dire need to leave this country soonest.
You can contact me through my email address.
I expect your soonest response.
Mrs. Howard Julia