I NEED YOUR HUMBLE ASSISTANCE

419 spam of the day:

FROM:PETER THEMBA MOYO

JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA

E_mail: peter_moyo777@yahoo.co.in

Tel: 27-73-494-9086

ATTN: DIRECTOR/C.E.O

My name is MR.PETER THEMBA MOYO the elder son of MR.

JOHNATAN NKOMO MOYO,from the Republic of Zimbabwe.It

might be a surprise to you where I got your contact

address. I got your contact address from the internet

on line when am searching a capeble and reliable

person who we help me to transfer this fund out of

South Africa for investment purpose.

During the current war against the Farmers in

Zimbabwe, from the supporters of our President,Robert

Mugabe, in his effort to chase all the white Farmers

out of the country, He ordered all the white Farmers

to surrender their farms to his Party members and his

followers. My father was one of the best and

successful farmers in our country, and Formerly the

Finance Minister of Robert Mugabe Administration,but

he did not support the idea of dispossessing the white

farmers of their land. Because of this, his farm was

invaded and burnt by Government supporters. In the

course of the attack, my father was killed, and the

invaders made away with a lot of items from my fathers

farm. And our family house was utterly destroyed.

Before the death of my father, he drew my attention to

the sum of USD22M.(Twenty Two Million United States

Dollars).which he deposited with a Security company in

South Africa during his tenure as the Finance Minister

of Zimbabwe my Mother my one sister and I decided to

move out of Zimbabwe for our own security, because our

lives were in danger, We decided to move to the

Republic of South Africa where my father deposited

this money. Till date the security company is not

aware of the content of the consignment because my

father used his diplomatic immunity as at that time to

deposit the consignment as important personal

valuables.

We decided to contact with overseas person/firm who

will assist us to move the money out of South Africa.

This becomes necessary because as political Asylum

seekers, we are not allowed to own or operate a Bank

account. If you accept this proposal, you shall

receive 25% of the entire amount for your assisting us

to move this money out. 70% of this amount shall be

for us, and the remaining 5% shall be mapped out for

expenses incurred in the course of the transaction.

All we need you to do is to furnish me with your

entire personal phone, city cod and fax numbers for

easy communication. Note that this transaction is

100%risk-free and absolutely confidential. Please

contact me with this telephone number

27-73-494-9086.immediately for more details.

Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.

Urgent response awaited

Best regards.

MR.PETER THEMBA MOYO

(For the family)

NOTE…. PLEASE THIS IS MY PRIVATE E-MAIL ADDRESS YOU

CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH IT.(peter_moyo2004@yahoo.co.in)

OR (moyo_2004@hotmail.com)

My response:

from: 419@blogafrica.com

to: peter_moyo777@yahoo.co.in

Dear Mr. Moyo –

I’m dismayed to hear about the death of your father. As of yesterday, he was standing for election as an independent candidate in the Tsholotsho seat in the Zimbabwean parliamentary elections. Early returns suggested he had won the seat by a landslide. Then again, I was under the impression that your father was a former professor, not a farmer, and that he had been Minister of Information, not Minister of Finance.

Maybe I’m thinking of Jonathan Nkomo Moyo, not the “JOHNATAN NKOMO MOYO” you’re referring to.

I hope the news that your father is alive, well and a newly elected parliamentarian somehow offsets the disappointment that I will not be able to assist you with this instance of advance fee fraud.

Sincerely yours,

Ethan Zuckerman

I’ll let y’all know if I hear anything.

C’mon, 419 scammers – let’s get our details right. Remember, it’s the little things that count. If you’re Jonathan Moyo’s son, remember to spell Dad’s name right. Oh, and check to see if he’s dead before sending this mail.

A thought: does it actually matter – to the effectiveness of this as a 419 mail – if Moyo is or isn’t dead? My guess is that effective 419 scams rely on three things:

  • A part of the world widely percieved to be corrupt – hence, the possibility that $22 million US dollars were embezzeled and brought outside of Zimbabwe.
  • A convincing pitch letter.
  • A name for the deceased that shows up in Google.

    Google “Jonathan Moyo” and you get 32,100 results – the first page is all newspaper headlines. If I didn’t follow Zimbabwean politics and didn’t already know Moyo’s name, I’d certainly be able to conclude that Moyo was a real person, important in Zimbawean politics. Perhaps all that matters when you’re trying to reach an audience dumb enough to bite on a 419…

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    I NEED YOUR HUMBLE ASSISTANCE

    419 spam of the day:

    FROM:PETER THEMBA MOYO
    JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA
    E_mail: peter_moyo777@yahoo.co.in

    Tel: 27-73-494-9086

    ATTN: DIRECTOR/C.E.O

    My name is MR.PETER THEMBA MOYO the elder son of MR.
    JOHNATAN NKOMO MOYO,from the Republic of Zimbabwe.It
    might be a surprise to you where I got your contact
    address. I got your contact address from the internet
    on line when am searching a capeble and reliable
    person who we help me to transfer this fund out of
    South Africa for investment purpose.

    During the current war against the Farmers in
    Zimbabwe, from the supporters of our President,Robert
    Mugabe, in his effort to chase all the white Farmers
    out of the country, He ordered all the white Farmers
    to surrender their farms to his Party members and his
    followers. My father was one of the best and
    successful farmers in our country, and Formerly the
    Finance Minister of Robert Mugabe Administration,but
    he did not support the idea of dispossessing the white
    farmers of their land. Because of this, his farm was
    invaded and burnt by Government supporters. In the
    course of the attack, my father was killed, and the
    invaders made away with a lot of items from my fathers
    farm. And our family house was utterly destroyed.

    Before the death of my father, he drew my attention to
    the sum of USD22M.(Twenty Two Million United States
    Dollars).which he deposited with a Security company in
    South Africa during his tenure as the Finance Minister
    of Zimbabwe my Mother my one sister and I decided to
    move out of Zimbabwe for our own security, because our
    lives were in danger, We decided to move to the
    Republic of South Africa where my father deposited
    this money. Till date the security company is not
    aware of the content of the consignment because my
    father used his diplomatic immunity as at that time to
    deposit the consignment as important personal
    valuables.

    We decided to contact with overseas person/firm who
    will assist us to move the money out of South Africa.
    This becomes necessary because as political Asylum
    seekers, we are not allowed to own or operate a Bank
    account. If you accept this proposal, you shall
    receive 25% of the entire amount for your assisting us
    to move this money out. 70% of this amount shall be
    for us, and the remaining 5% shall be mapped out for
    expenses incurred in the course of the transaction.

    All we need you to do is to furnish me with your
    entire personal phone, city cod and fax numbers for
    easy communication. Note that this transaction is
    100%risk-free and absolutely confidential. Please
    contact me with this telephone number
    27-73-494-9086.immediately for more details.

    Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.

    Urgent response awaited

    Best regards.

    MR.PETER THEMBA MOYO
    (For the family)

    NOTE…. PLEASE THIS IS MY PRIVATE E-MAIL ADDRESS YOU
    CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH IT.(peter_moyo2004@yahoo.co.in)
    OR (moyo_2004@hotmail.com)

    My response:

    from: 419@blogafrica.com
    to: peter_moyo777@yahoo.co.in

    Dear Mr. Moyo –

    I'm dismayed to hear about the death of your father. As of yesterday, he was standing for election as an independent candidate in the Tsholotsho seat in the Zimbabwean parliamentary elections. Early returns suggested he had won the seat by a landslide. Then again, I was under the impression that your father was a former professor, not a farmer, and that he had been Minister of Information, not Minister of Finance.

    Maybe I'm thinking of Jonathan Nkomo Moyo, not the “JOHNATAN NKOMO MOYO” you're referring to.

    I hope the news that your father is alive, well and a newly elected parliamentarian somehow offsets the disappointment that I will not be able to assist you with this instance of advance fee fraud.

    Sincerely yours,

    Ethan Zuckerman

    I'll let y'all know if I hear anything.

    C'mon, 419 scammers – let's get our details right. Remember, it's the little things that count. If you're Jonathan Moyo's son, remember to spell Dad's name right. Oh, and check to see if he's dead before sending this mail.

    A thought: does it actually matter – to the effectiveness of this as a 419 mail – if Moyo is or isn't dead? My guess is that effective 419 scams rely on three things:

  • A part of the world widely percieved to be corrupt – hence, the possibility that $22 million US dollars were embezzeled and brought outside of Zimbabwe.
  • A convincing pitch letter.
  • A name for the deceased that shows up in Google.

    Google “Jonathan Moyo” and you get 32,100 results – the first page is all newspaper headlines. If I didn't follow Zimbabwean politics and didn't already know Moyo's name, I'd certainly be able to conclude that Moyo was a real person, important in Zimbawean politics. Perhaps all that matters when you're trying to reach an audience dumb enough to bite on a 419…

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