This is part of the growing trend by scammers to send their long winded, sob stories as an attachment and put very little text in the body of the email. Presumably because email and internet companies have been refusing to deliver their spam and scams.
I opened the attachment to this one so you don’t have to and I’ve reproduced it below. It’s all a scam of course. This didn’t come from the wife of one of Mr Tsangirai’s bodyguards and I’m sure Morgan Tsvangirai will be deeply upset when he sees these scams being sent out using his name as bait.
Yes, bait it is. These emails are all scams. The sender isn’t a widow and doesn’t have millions of dollars to send to you. The sender is a scammer who is hoping you will for their plan and send them money as advance fees. Just delete the email and don’t reply.
I am Mrs. Tonia Musekiwa, the wife of Mr. Nhamo Musekiwa who was Morgan Tsvangirai’s bodyguard (MORGAN TSVANGIRAI leader of the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) in Zimbabwe .
please read more about the death of my husband at the below website. http://www.zimonline.co.za/Article.aspx?ArticleId=2217
Mrs. Tonia Musekiwa
I am Mrs. Tonia Musekiwa, the wife of Mr. Nhamo Musekiwa who was Morgan Tsvangirai’s bodyguard (MORGAN TSVANGIRAI leader of the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) in Zimbabwe .On 25 October 2007, my husband Nhamo Musekiwa who was Morgan Tsvangirai’s bodyguard died at Thembisa Hospital in Johannesburg where we are seeking asylum from Complications resulting from injuries sustained in March, 2007, during a crackdown by the government please read more about the death of my husband at the below website.
My Husband envisaged this crisis hence he had transferred most of his liquid funds to Johannesburg – South Africa to deposit the sum of US$11.4 Million with a Security and Finance Company here in South Africa as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe.
The money was deposited in a Box as valuables to avoid much demurrage from the Security and Finance Company. Me and my only son Master Oscar Musekiwa are Asylum seekers in South Africa and the law of South Africa do not allow asylum seekers to do any financial transaction within South Africa and this is the reason of contacting you as my late Husband tagged the box family treasure for onward movement to his foreign partner.
I must let you know that this transaction is 100% risk free and legal kindly send me the below information. 1.YOUR FULL NAMES 2. YOUR HOME ADDRESS 3.YOUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN 4YOUR DATE OF BIRTH. 5.YOUR PHONE NUMBER 6.YOUR OCCUPATION
Finally, I am very sick since the death of my husband, kindly phone and email my only son Master Oscar Musekiwa at +27787961304 as he wait for your phone call and email today for further.
N/B. for assisting me getting this US$11.4Million to your country i will give you 20% of the US$11.4M .
Mrs. Tonia Musekiwa