From: Dave Lumka < email@example.com >
Sent: Wed, January 12, 2011 9:14:47 AM
Subject: Dave Lumka from Zimbabwe(We need Your Help)
||From Dave Lumka
I am aware that you will be surprised at the receipt of this inquiry from me. First of all, I am Mr.
Dave Lumka, a citizen of Zimbabwe. I got your information during my search for a reliable and
God-fearing person that can assist my family carry out investment undertakings to the volume of
USD 9.5m in your county.
The above amount represents proceeds from sale of my late father's landed property in Zimbabwe.
My late father was a famous farmer in Zimbabwe and was assassinated by forces loyal to
President Robert Mugabe following the terrible crisis that resulted from his Land Use Reform
Policy, which has left thousands of Zimbabweans (including white farmers) dead or displaced. My
late father sensed these terrible developments and quickly sold his farm lands including other
landed properties of the family and secretly sent and lodged the proceeds (US$9.5m) with a private
security company in South Africa, a neighboring country. It is important to state here that my late
father secured the funds in a deposit box and declared content of the box as "family valuables". He
also designated the deposit box as "transit", meaning its final destination is abroad. This means
that the security company is not aware that actual content of the deposit box is money. This was
for obvious security reasons.
It will be important here to inform you that due to our political status in South Africa (Refugees),
we are not allowed by law to invest the money in South Africa. This is why we are seeking the
assistance of a foreigner to receive the money on behalf of my family for investment purposes.
Please be informed that my family has appointed a certain banker by profession, a South African,
who has been a friend to my family even before my
Father's death, to co-ordinate the processes leading to transfer of the funds to you. He has already
drawn up the execution schedule, details of which he will oblige you upon your indication of
acceptance. If you are interested to help my family in this regard, we shall give you 20% of the
principal amount. Apart from this, we shall also make you a partner in all the investments we shall
undertake in your country.
Lastly, I want to inform you that this money represents my family's future, as we do not have any
other thing left for us. So, in addition to our requirement for your confidential handling of this
transaction, we would also need an assurance from you that the funds will be safe when received in
Please reply back through this email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com you contact
me over the telephone for further details/discussion +27 83 710 1023
May God bless you as you accept to assist my family with this request?
Mr. Dave Lumka
(For the Lumka Family)
+27 83 710 1023
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