This is just one type of the thousands
of scam e-mail variants
sent out each day by 419 scammers. If you've received an e-mail even
remotely similar to the scam published here or if you have
arrived at this page via an internet search resulting from an e-mail
that you received, YOU
HAVE RECEIVED A SCAM E-MAIL!
Mrs. Grace E. Taylor / Michael Taylor
This is an internet
scam! DO NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
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From: Grace Taylor <email@example.com>
Subject: URGENT RESPONSE
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 16:51:12 +0000 (12:51 EDT)
Sub: Family Request For Private Business Assistance Confidential Proposal.
I am Mrs. Grace Taylor the wife of Late Dr. Philip T. Taylor of
Zimbabwe . During the current war against farmers in Zimbabwe and from
the support of our president Robert MUGABE to claim all the white owned
farmers in Zimbabwe in our country, all the white and black farmers
were ordered to surrender their farms to his party members and his
followers. My husband who was one of the best farmers in our country
and treasurer of the farmer’s CO-operation did not support his idea and
so the party members invaded my husband farm’s and burnt everything in
the farm, killed my husband and made away with a lot of items in my
husband’s farm. Before the death of my husband, he had taken my son
MICHAEL to Spain to deposit the sum of US$32.7m (Thirty Two Million
Seven Hundred United States Dollars), in one of the private security
companies, as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe.
money was deposited in a box as a family property to avoid much
demurrage from Security Company. This amount was meant for the purchase
of new machines and chemicals for the farms and established of new farm
in Swaziland. It is against this background that my son Michael who is
currently staying in Spain decided to transfer my husband money to
foreign account since the law of Spain denied a refugee (asylum seeker)
not to open any bank account or to be involved in any financial
transaction throughout the territorial zone of Spain.
am saddle with the responsibility of seeking a genuine foreign partner
who can assist my son with his personal/company's account where this
money could be transferred without the knowledge of my government who
are bent from taking everything we had. The Spanish government seems to
be playing along with them. I am faced with the dilemma of investing
this amount of money in Spain for fear of going through the same
experience in future since both countries have similar political
We consider your urgent help in this proposal, we have
agreed to give you 25% of the total sum for helping us to move this
money out to your country and 5% will be mapped out for expenses both
of us may incur during this transaction and 70% will be for me and my
family to invest in your country. All I want is for you to furnish me
with all your personal phone and fax numbers for easy communication.
This transaction is 100% risk free and absolutely confidential. Then if
you are interested and capable to help me and my family you will
contact my son Mr. Michael Taylor the phone number under and my private
email address below.
Thanks and God bless you. As I wait for your urgent reply.
Mrs. Grace E. Taylor/Michael Taylor
Email my son at firstname.lastname@example.org
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It's important to note that
any real people and / or legitimate
organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
Scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
This is just a small sampling of the
many hundreds of advance fee fraud e-mails received each day here at
headquarters. It is 100% pure B.S. Purity Guaranteed!
There are many different types of 419 scam (examples)
but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary /
low-interest loan, lottery prize,
bargain gold dust / diamonds,
work visa, etc.) in return
for a small 'fee' or some kind of remittance. Of course, there is no
fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
willingly send them money.
If you receive one of these scam mails, simply delete it as you would any other spam mails.
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