Mac's Bait Store Worms
419 Scammers
Home About Scambaiting Scamming Modus Operandi Scambaiting Tips
Scambaiting Highlights Truly Stupid Hall-Of-Fame Mac's Scambaits Viewers Scambaits
Trophy Gallery Comments and Posts Scambaiting Links/Resources Contact Mac

Harriet The Spy!

Harriet the Spy – another short scambait. I was hoping it wouldn't end so soon, I guess I got too sarcastic at the end about her name. She knew the jig was up (excuse the pun). I had such grand plans for this scambait – since she agreed to use my lawyer, I was going to have her fill out page after page of documents and then try charging her a fee. Oh well, there will be more… My emails are in blue, his/hers are in black, my comments in red. Happy reading!

Compliments of the Day

I am wife of late Dr. (chief) Daniel Mutambara who was murdered last year by the forces loyal to President Robert Mugabe due to their support in acquiring his land and property during the crisis in Zimbabwe last year, which continued and led to the lost of several lives of foreign (white)farmers.

It is out of desperation that I am sending you this mail. My Son and I need your assistance in fronting for us as owner of funds that belong to my late husband which might come under investigation soon if the fund's ownership is not changed soonest. As my Husband's finances are increasingly becoming the source of investigation by our detractors. The source of these fund's which my Husband earnings would not validate, will further sink him into the cesspool dug by our enemies.

It is because of the dire strait we find ourselves that we resolved to reach you and ask for your assistance in this matter. We are averse to letting those we know here into this deal because we are no longer sure of whom our friends are. You will be handsomely rewarded if you choose to help us partnership in this project.

I will be expecting to hear from you via my personal email account and will disclose further details to you upon your response. It is equally important to state here that considering the nature of this matter, we will required that it is handle most discreetly.

Best Regards,

Harriet Mutambara. (Mrs.).
+27 86 566 3317

Was this email meant for me? What money are you talking about? I don't understand what you want me to do or how I can help. Please get back to me.

Thomas Payne

Dear Friend,

How are you today I hope all is well with you and your family?

Let me use this opportunity to thank you very much for responding to my mail. Please I need your help in actualizing my goals so that I can give my children a better Life. I want you to know that your help means a lot to me and my family and the success of this arrangement will be of great benefit to both families.

However, I want you to know that my family needs your help in making claiming of our family fund in the U.K. which was deposited in a finance company by my late husband. During the current Crisis against the farmers of the Zimbabwe by supporters of our president Robert Mugabe to claim all the white owned farms in our country, the president ordered all the white farmers to surrender their farms to his party members and their followers.My husband was one of the best farmers in the country and knowing that he did not support the president's political ideology; the president's supporters invaded my husband's farm and burnt down everything, killed him and confiscated all his properties and investment in Zimbabwe.

Before the death of my husband, he took me to the U.K. to deposit the sum of USD15Million United States Dollars with the Finance Company, as he was well aware of the looming danger in Zimbabwe. The money was declared as gem of precious stones to avoid much demurrage from the finance Company. This money was actually meant for buying of new machineries and chemical for farms and establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland.

You have to understand that this money we are talking about is still in the custody of a financial company in the Uk. We can only have access to the fund once it is been claimed by us. Meanwhile I have strongly been advised by our family financial adviser that it is very important for my family to map out 5% for any expenses that we might all incur for refund. What this means is that what ever money you spend in the course of this transaction will be refunded back to you from the 5% that will be mapped out for any expenses in regards to this transaction.

Mind you that I will not be asking you to send me any money in respect to this transaction. What we need is someone that we stand as the next of kin of the fund. Since my son who is the next of kin can not be able to claim the fund since he is residing in the U.K. with a refugee status, it is impossible for him to open an account or for any organization to have any financial dealings with a refugee unless he or she cancels their refugee status,.

Meanwhile, the finance Company has given us the permission to nominate another next of kin who can stand as the new beneficiary to claim the fund on my family behalf and that is the more reason we contacted you for your help in standing as the new beneficiary.

However, I have spoken to a Banker friend of the family who also knows about this fund in the custody of the security company and also has agreed to assist and guide us on how to go about this transaction so that we do not go against the law of both countries including the IMF monetary polices.

Please let me know if we can work together in actualizing the success of this transaction for the benefit of both families as this will enable me to get the approval of the banker for me to send you his contact details so that you can contact him on behalf of I and my family. For your help in this regard, it will interest you to know that we will be willing to come to terms with offering you a part of the money for helping us actualize this matter.

Thank you for replying to my mail and I await your response. Please let us handle all communication with utmost confidentiality for the interest of all involve in this transaction.

Sincerely Yours

Mrs. Harriet. Mutambara
For the family.

After reading your email, did your financial advisor tell you to have someone pose as the next-of-kin for you to receive these funds? To me, that seems silly, when all you really need is a Power of Attorney, to enable someone who is not of refugee status to be able to access this money. Doesn't this make more sense? It will also protect you from some unscrupulous individual deciding to steal all of your money. You are risking a lot, trying to find someone on the internet to help you and hoping that they just don't take the money and run. I hope your Financial Advisor didn't tell you to do this. You do realize that if you nominate someone next-of-kin and make them the beneficiary that it is their money to do with as they please and they don't have to share it with you or your son. If the banker advised you to do this, he is a moron. My advice would be to draw up a simple Power of Attorney and Partnership Agreement detailing the conditions you want set forth, that way no one can just run off with your money.

Let me know what you think,

Thomas Payne

Dear Thomas,

How are you doing? I hope you are okay.

Thank you for shedding more light on this and thank God I have not made any mistakes. I don't think I can trust this financial advisor again after giving me such a wrong advice. can you please help me out I.e., draw out this Power of Attorney and Partnership Agreement detailing these conditions?

I would really want to do this with you, you have been very sincere with me and I believe that I can trust you.

Hope to hear from you soonest.

Best Regards


Dear Monica;

I can have my lawyer prepare a Power of Attorney and Partnership Agreement, but I need to know what conditions to set worth within the legal documents. I will have him make it iron-clad, so no one can run off with your money. I don't understand when you said “Please let us handle all communication with utmost confidentiality for the interest of all involve in this transaction."? What's this all about? It's not like we are stealing the money or its illegal or anything. How does this apply to me? I ‘m going to have to tell the lawyer the circumstances surrounding this matter if he is going to draw up the paperwork correctly. Who are you asking me to keep it confidential from? My family? My friends? Please explain this.


Dear Thomas,

How are you doing? I am so sorry I couldn't respond immediately, internet is quite a luxury here now due to the economic situation and government clamp downs on letting information out of this country.

I want you to understand my position here, I am scared of the present government and will not want any more persecution from them, my husband is enough and word of this money getting out to the wrong person will only make things more dangerous for me here which is why I would want to keep this to your self for the sake of me and my family.

I want you to draw up this document immediately.

Best Regards



I understand what you said, as long as you understand that I can't keep this matter secret from my lawyer if he is going to draw up the paperwork for us. I understand your need for secrecy, as it seems that you are surrounded by evil people, those you call family and friends, but I assure you that my friends and family are not the sort to betray my trust like the people you associate with. I will contact to back after I speak with my lawyer.


Dear Thomas,

How are you doing? I haven't heard from you since my last email.

Best Regards,


Who is Harriet?

Thomas Payne

I really do not know who that is


You don't know anyone named Harriet? Nobody at all? A relative, friend, or close business associate?


Dear Thomas,

No, I don't – why?


Because I was reading over your earlier emails, trying to decide how best to help you and I was going over all of the details, and I noticed that your first two emails are from Harriet Mutambara and all of the rest are from Monica Mutambara. Now, since you don’t know anyone who has the name Harriet, I have to assume that this is just a typo. You meant to type Monica but spelled out Harriet instead. I can see how that happens – sometimes when I try to write my name Thomas, I accidentally spell Christopher. A very common mistake. Is that your explanation of the name change? A typo?



The bait ended here – I tried to get her back, but she wouldn’t return my emails and at some point her email account was shutdown.

If you want a pdf version of this scambait, Click Here

All Rights Reserved by me to give you whatever freakin' opinion that I want.
This is America, not West Africa, and if you don't like it, too bad!

Any questions about our site? Contact the Webmaster