Como eu QUASE tive a ajuda da mulher mais rica da Africa do Sul

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É… cada dia mais os golpistas virtuais têm evoluído. Quer seja no tipo de golpe ou no ambiente criado para enganar pessoas. Eu quase fui vítima disto.

Todos sabem que há algum tempo sou um entusiasta no assunto CARIDADE. Eu e minha esposa estamos frequentemente envolvidos em ações diversas, constantes ou esporádicas, envolvendo ou não ajudas externas, enfim, gostamos de ajudar.

E com isso, toda ajuda é bem vinda. Conseguimos por várias vezes doações de amigos e conhecidos para compra de cobertores, comida, água, etc, para moradores de rua e com a atividade que fazemos com crianças carentes no bairro de Americanópolis, em São Paulo.

Com todo este envolvimento e convivência com pessoas do bem, acabamos às vezes perdendo a desconfiança natural do ser humano e “baixando a guarda”. E o que agora parece uma história de “conto de fadas” pareceu bem real quando começou. E é aí que a “quadrilha” resolve usar de um subterfúgio muito inteligente: sensibilizar pela possibilidade REAL de ajuda através da imagem de uma pessoa que eu nunca tinha ouvido falar mas que é simplesmente a mulher mais rica da Africa do Sul, Wendy Applebaum.

Recebi, no começo da semana, o e-mail abaixo:

De: Wendy Appelbaum []
Enviada em: segunda-feira, 21 de julho de 2014 08:07
Para: Rodrigo


Saudações caro amigo,

Tenho a certeza de este e-mail virá para você de uma maneira estranha, como você não me conhece, eu sou doente de câncer de esôfago, com pouco tempo de vida. Eu gostaria de legar uma soma substancial para você para trabalhos de caridade. Espero ler sua resposta em breve, obrigado.


Wendy Appelbaum

Greetings Dear Friend,

I am quite sure this mail will come to you in an odd manner as you do not know me, I am sufferer of esophageal cancer, with a short time to live. I wish to bequeath a substantial sum to you for charity work. I hope to read your reply soon, thanks.


Wendy Appelbaum

Estranhei bastante, mas me lembrei que tinha sido adicionado dias atrás, no Linkedin por esta mesma pessoa! Pensei: que coisa bacana, ela viu que pratico atividades assistenciais e me procurou para ajudar de verdade!

Então respondi o e-mail:

De: Rodrigo Afonso
Enviada em: segunda-feira, 21 de julho de 2014 19:27
Para: ‘Wendy Appelbaum’
Assunto: RES:


Dear Wendy, good morning!


I saw you added me on LinkedIn, did not understand for what reason (as in fact we do not have circles that connect us), but now I see why.

In fact i actively participate in various charities and community help, as lessons for underprivileged children, donations of clothing, food and blankets to the homeless, among others.

All this cost a lot and always have a long journey to get the value to maintain such actions, especially helping the homeless, which is our most intense and constant activity.

If indeed it offers is real, would like to know more details of how it can help us to keep these jobs.


Thank you very much!


Rodrigo Luis Afonso

Eis que no dia seguinte, ela respondeu! Pensei: não pode ser spam/scam ou algo assim, alguém do outro lado está lendo o que escrevi e respondendo mesmo!

De: Wendy Appelbaum []
Enviada em: terça-feira, 22 de julho de 2014 07:32
Para: Rodrigo Afonso
Assunto: RE: RES:


Dear Beloved

I sincerely appreciate your mail and also the good work which you have started, i want to say that i am very much in support with your project. I also would like to let you know that this is a straight forward and legal task.

All the necessary documents required to get the Funds out of the security firm are in my possession and I will be sending them to you after we must have come to an agreement. I see this as a rebirth for me, a chance to do something right for once, so God can have mercy on me and accept my soul.

I hope you can be trusted with such a large amount of money.(10% OF THE FUNDS WILL BE FOR YOU) You are to send me your information below so that i know whom you really are:

Your full Name:
Contact address /Country:

If you are ready to proceed, then please reply immediately so i can give you contact details of the security company where the funds are currently lodged.

As soon as I receive your reply indicating your readiness to proceed, I will furnish you with the Certificate of Deposit.I pray that God in his infinite mercy will reward you. I believe when i meet Him i would be judged to have lived a worthy life.

Wendy Appelbaum.

Opa! isso está começando a ficar interessante! Já imaginei todas as possibilidades que uma boa doação poderiam causar em todos os trabalhos sociais que realizo, seria uma revolução! Então respondi novamente o e-mail:

From: Rodrigo Afonso
Subject: RES: RES:
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:06:11 -0300

Dear Wendy


As God is merciful! I could never imagine that we would have (I and all my staff) an opportunity like this!

Surely this represents a renewal of our faith and willingness to help, because the great barrier we face is precisely the lack of funds!

I can say that this action is submitting is the most noble thing I could come across me today, because what good is money terms and everything else if we can not help?

About two years ago my wife and I started with charities (in a more organized fashion and current) and since then our lives are blessed as we have never seen!

And now we have this opportunity to further sediment our work!

I sincerely thank this opportunity, below the requested data.

Feel free to contact me by phone, my English is reasonable … J

Have a great day!


Gender: MALE
Contact address /Country: XXXXXXXXX

Home Phone: +5511XXXX-XXXX

(Dados omitidos)


Rodrigo Luis Afonso

E novamente minha “benevolente amiga” respondeu:

To: Rodrigo Afonso
Subject: RE: RES: RES:
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:48:16 -0300

Dear Rodrigo,

Your email brings to me great joy and a feeling of satisfaction, knowing you will do all within your power, to ensure you receive this money on time. I did not mean to cast doubts over your personality, but as you know, there are many fraudsters posing as legitimate officials all over Europe. Many have tried to steal my money from the security company by posing as one government official or the other. But due to the relentless effort of my doctor, it has not been possible.

My cancer has reached critical stage and you need to work fast on this deal. Phone calls from me can not be possible at this time based on medical advice (esophageal cancer affects the throat) but i am able to write emails and send text messages. I am currently admitted at Airyhall Day Hospital, Aberdeen, Scotland. I was not diagnosed on time due to my hectic business schedule, and at the time i was supposed to undergo curative treatment, i ignorantly and stubbornly checked into a hospital in South Africa for quick palliative treatment, thinking it was just a sore throat.

I was instructed to return for follow-up that included clinical examination, barium swallow, chest radiography, abdominal ultrasonography, and thoracic computer tomography (CT), at 3 to 6-month intervals, with no success. When i finally arrived here in Scotland, gastrointestinal bleeding occurred in less than three days after spending a whole lot of money on surgery and radiotherapy in the South Africa. I think it is God’s will that meet Him soon. So i decided to contact you as a person of honor, and give you this money for you to help others from suffering. I trust you will not fail.

The funds are in a vault with a security company called Van Klausen Securities. Please send the company an email immediately through any of the contact details below

Deposit registrar:  Robin Van Heusen

Please inform them that you intend to recover the safe deposit box with number A-02 981 deposited by Ms. Wendy Appelbaum few years ago. I deposited it in the category of family items of great value. There may be a small processing fee due to the fact that i have been hospitalized for some time without fulfilling my financial obligations to them. Do not bother, we will handle it. I still have some cash with my doctor which i have kept for any eventuality.

A copy of the certificate of deposit issued by Van Klausen Securities which you need to forward to them to prove your legitimacy will be sent to you later this evening. A verifiable form of identification would be required by the security company. I’ll wait to hear from you with confirmation that you have contacted the deposit company. I have used a long time to write you this email letter, and i am quite tired now. Please respond immediately to confirm your receipt of this email.

Wendy Appelbaum.

Pensei, caramba! É real! Pesquisei no Google estes nomes e nada achei, mas isso era um bom sinal, significa que, SE FOSSE UM GOLPE, estavam criando uma historia nova…

E então encaminhei o e-mail para as pessoas mencionadas:

From: Rodrigo Afonso
Subject: Safe Deposit Box Number A-02 981
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:45:06 -0300

Dear Robin,


I was instructed by Mrs Wendy Appelbaum to rescue the contents of the safe A-02 981, as attached.

Please inform the next steps.


Thank you!


Rodrigo Luis Afonso

 Copiei ela de forma oculta, para ela saber que eu estava de fato tomando as providências, então recebi mais um e-mail dela com um anexo:

De: Wendy Appelbaum []
Enviada em: quarta-feira, 23 de julho de 2014 16:12
Para: Rodrigo Afonso
Assunto: RE: Safe Deposit Box Number A-02 981


Dear Beloved Brother,
I just checked my mail now and the content of your message was well noted. Please kindly see attachment for a copy of the deposit certificate, i know the security company will request for it.

Always keep me posted.



Caracas! É real! Mas estava tão obcecado pela possibilidade que ao conversar com a minha esposa, Raquel, ela me convenceu à procurar mais informações sobre a tal Wendy, então fiquei pom um bom tempo procurando… várias informações estavam alinhadas, mas o fato dela não poder falar ao telefone (pensei em ligar para agradece-la) me deixou com uma pulga atrás da orelha… então, ao pesquisar me deparei com um podcast de uma rádio, gravada com ela, dia 11/07/2014. Para quem não podia falar, ela estava falando muito bem! E então mandei o último e derradeiro e-mail, com as informações que achei…

De: Rodrigo Afonso
Enviada em: quarta-feira, 23 de julho de 2014 23:12
Para: ‘Wendy Appelbaum’
Assunto: RES: Safe Deposit Box Number A-02 981


Dear Wendy


I would love to believe this whole story, really.

In fact the real Wendy is an extremely philanthropic person, and would rather help me with my social projects.

But the fact he said he can not speak, and is hospitalized for some time and I find almost unintentionally interview her, where she was speaking in loud good sound left me disappointed.

The link below can hear it in loud and clear, from 11:45. Enjoy!

Segment 1:

DeMorgenzon Olive Oil


Wendy Appelbaum



I’m just amazed with the care they took in trying to deceive me, and must have tried with others.

At least trained my English.

Oh, I think you should see this too!




Rodrigo Luis Afonso

E não mais recebi e-mails da Wendy… Mas pelo menos agora sei como é sua voz!



Hello My good friend Rodrigo,
I have tried to reach you on Skype phone, but your line was busy, so I decided to write you this message. I offer my friendship and believe you will accept me with good heart, I was pushed to contact you and see how best we can assist each other. You don’t know me but I believe God want us to know each other now.I am Mr. Andre Pavicic citizen of Croatia, General Manager Human Resources Department of Barclays Bank. I believe it is the wish of God for me to come across you. I am having an important business discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will interest you because, it is in connection with your last name and you and me are going to benefit from it (LEGAL).
A citizen of your country Sir. Rayan had a fixed deposit with my bank in 2006 for 106 calendar months, valued at US$8,000,000.00 (Eight Million United State Dollars) the due date for this deposit contract was last 22nd of January 2013.
He was among the death victims of deadly earthquake in China in 2008 that killed over 5,000 people. He was in China on a business trip and that was how he met his end.So bad:
You can check this site to understand what i mean:
My bank management is yet to know about his death, I knew about it because he was my friend and I am his account officer. He did not mention any Next of Kin/ Heir when the account was opened, was not married and no children. I have tried my best to get in contact with his family or relations but no avial.
Last week my Bank Management requested that i should give instructions on what to do about his funds, if to renew the contract. I know this will happen and that is why I have been looking for a means to handle the situation, because if my Bank Directors happens to know that he is dead and do not have any Heir, they will take the funds for their personal use, so I don’t want such to happen. That was why when I saw your last name I was happy and I am now seeking your co-operation to present you as Next of Kin/ Heir to the account, since you have the same last name with him and my bank head quarters will release the account to you. There is no risk involved, this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. It is better that we claim the money, than allowing the Bank Directors to take it, they are rich already.I am not a greedy person, so I am suggesting we share the funds, 50/50% to both parties, my share will assist me to start my own company which has been my dream and help to employ others. Let me know your mind on this and please do treat this information as TOP SECRET. We shall go over the details once I receive your urgent response strictly through my personal detail.
Email address

We can as well discuss this on phone, let me know when you will be available to speak with me on phone.
Have a nice day and God bless.
Anticipating your communication.