Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is a socalled
"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed.
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Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 5:16 PM
Subject: URGENT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
MR MARTIN ZUMA
N0 50 ATLANTIC AVENUE,
PRESIDENTIAL PARK JOHANNESBURG,
You may be surprise to receive this message from me
since you don't know me in person, but for the purpose
of introduction, I am MR MARTIN ZUMA, the son of late
MR. MARK ZUMA, who was murdered in a land dispute in
I got your contact during my search for reliable &
competent foreigner to handle a confidential financial
transaction, then I decided to write you. My late
father was among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers
murdered in cold blood by the agent of the ruling
government of President ROBERT MUGABE for his alleged
support and sympathy for Zimbabwean opposition party.
Before the death of my father, he took me to South
Africa to deposit the sum of Eighteen Million US
Dollars Only ($18m) with a security and finance
company, as if he knew the looming danger in Zimbabwe.
The money was deposited as a gem/precious stone to
avoid much demurrage from the security firm.
This money was earmarked for the purchase of new
machinery and chemicals for the farms and the
establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland.
This land problem arose when President R. MUGABE
introduced a new land Act. Which wholly affects the
White rich farmers and some few blacks vehemently
condemned the 'MODUS OPERANDI' adopted by the
This resulted to rampant killing and mob actions. I
and my family who are currently staying in South
Africa as a refugee or an asylum seeker have decided
to contact your as foreigner/beneficiary of the Trunk
Cases containing the Cash (USD18M) for further
transfer of the money to a foreign country where we
can invest it. I am faced with the dilemma of
claiming/investing this amount of money in South
Africa for fear of encountering the same experience in
future since both countries have the same political
Moreover, the South African monetary policy/law does
not allow such investment hence
I am seeking for an asylum or refugee. I must let you
know that this business is 100% risk free and the
nature of your business does not necessary matter.
So if you are willing to assist us claim the
ownership of this money, I and my family have agreed
to give you 20% of the total money, 40% will be for a
joint business venture I will be doing with you and
another 35% will be for me and my family which we
shall also invest in your country and the remaining 5%
will be mapped out for all expenses we may incurred
during the transaction.
Therefore, if you are willing and interested to render
the needed assistance, endeavor to reply through my
email address or the above numbers. I also need your
private phone and fax number for easy communication.
Remember that this is highly confidential and the
success of this business depends on how secret it is
Expecting your reply soonest.
FOR THE FAMILY
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