James Banana Version: “West African advanced fee” or “419” Email Scam

This is another version of the Nigerian email scam, now being sent out by “James Banana.”

Read more about the history of this scam.

Dear sir,

In search of a competent person who would handle issues with utmost good
faith and matured confidentaility, i deceided to enlist into your
service

My is James Banana son of former Zimbabwean President, Reverend Canaan
Sodindo Banana who died on monday 10th november 2003.My late father was
president of Zimbabwe from 1980 -1987.He was succeded by the then prime
minister Robert Mugabe who because of political motives supported my
late father former aides and accused him of sexual harrasement with same
sex (homosexuality) which carries a ten years sentence in Zimbabwe.

After an eleven days trial we fled to Botswana after receiving
information that Robert Mugabe and his cohorts are after our lives and
properties thinking my father was supporting the opposition party.My
father’s eleven account in Germany,Luxemburg,swizerland was frozen by
Government of my country.It is only this fund that my father deposited
with this security company declared as personal values that we depend on
as our future survival

My late father went back to zimbabwe were he was convicted for two years
by the help of former south African president Nelson Mandela

To summarise this story, my late father decided to deposit the sum of
$17,200,000USD (seventeen million two hundred thousand united states
dollars) with a private security firm in europe with my name as the
beneficiary.

Since my father is dead now and my mother is seriously ill, I consider
it worthwhile to look for a partner who will assist us in securing the
release of this deposit.For this transaction we will give out 16% for
the assistance, 50% share for possible help on investing in any reliable
venture, 2% to buy personal properties like a house and cars etc when we
relocate to your country.

If you would want to proceed under these terms, please reply for
detailed information.

If you do not accept my offer,please in good fate treat with utmost
confidentiality .

A quick reply with your name,telephone and fax numbers for more
confidential communication will be highly appreciated.

Regards ,
James Banana.

Author: Dave Nielsen

I started using computers in 1978 on the Apple II and was first online (using my “high-speed” 1200 baud modem) in 1989. I’ve managed web sites for several Fortune 500 companies and for internet start-ups. Working for one of those start-ups is what brought me into the world of credit. I was part of the the executive team that ran QSpace, the first company to offer credit reports over the internet.

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