From: "SHAWN DEANOR" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 3:03 AM
Subject: URGENT ATTENTION
> MR SHAWN IRVIN DEANOR
> 292 Oxford Road, Illovo.
> Johannesburg, South Africa
> I know you will be surprise to receive this letter from me since you don't
know me personally. I am MR SHAWN IRVIN DEANOR, the son of Mr MORGAN DEANOR
who was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe.
> I got your contact through your country's information exchange in my
search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential
transaction, which involves a transfer of fund to a foreign account, and I
decided to write to you.
> The war veterans of the ruling government of President Robert Mugabe for
their alleged support murdered my father who was among the few black
Zimbabwean rich farmers in cold blood for the Movement of Democratic Change
(MDC), which is against Mugabe's rule. The land problem arose when Mugabe
introduced a New Land Act that wholly affected the rich white farmers and
some blacks vehemently condemned the "Modus Operandi" adopted by the
> This resulted to rampant killing and mob action by the war veterans and
thugs. Hundreds of people have so far been killed. Heads of government from
the West, especially Britain and the United States of America have voiced
their condemnation of Mugabe's Land Act. Subsequently, South African
Development Community (SADC) has continuously supported Mugabe.
> It is against this background that my family and I who are currently in
South Africa have decided to transfer my money out of Africa as we no longer
feel safe anymore and want to transfer this money to a foreign country where
we can establish ourselves.
> Just before my father's death he deposited the sum of US$29.2Million with
a security and finance company in europe, as he foresaw the looming danger
> This money was deposited in a box as valuables to avoid much demurrage
from the finance company. This amount was earmarked for the purchase of new
farm machinery and chemicals, as well as the establishment of some new farms
in Lesotho and Swaziland.
> As the eldest son of my father, I am saddled with the responsibility of
seeking a genuine foreign account where this money could be transferred into
without the knowledge of my government who are tactically freezing our
family's wealth and the South African government seems to playing along. I
am faced with the dilemma of investing the money here, since both countries
have almost the same history. More so, the South African Foreign Exchange
does not allow such investment as I am seeking for political asylum. As a
businessperson whom I must entrust my future and that of my family, I must
let you know that there is no risk and the nature of your business does not
necessarily matter. Therefore, should you be able and willing to help me and
my family, we are willing to offer you 25% of the total sum for you
assistance, 5% will be set aside for expenses we may incur while rest will
be for my family.
> It is our wish to invest our money on commercial property based on your
advice and I will also receive assurance that you would not sit on this
money when transferred into your account. If this proposal is acceptable to
you, please confirm your interest via e-mail with all your information.
> Best regards
> SHAWN IRVIN DEANOR
> (For the Family)
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