Miss Young

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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From: mrs.joyce batuta <batutajoyce@gmail.com>
Date: 2009/4/23





E-MAIL: mrs.joycebatuta@hotmail.com




Dear Sir/Madam                                    


With due respect, trust and humility, I write to you this proposal, which I believe would be of great interest to you. I find your contact while I was doing a private research on the Internet for a reliable and capable foreign partner that will assist my family and I to transfer fund to his personal or private account and for investment purpose.


I am MRS.JOYCE BATUTA the wife of Late Mr.BATUTA IRVAIN, who was the "Chairman" of the farmer's co-operation in Zimbabwe. My husband was among the few blacks that were murdered in cold blood by the President Robert Mugabe Administration during the land dispute that just happened in Zimbabwe. After the death of my husband, we decided to move out of ZIMBABWE because our lives were in danger because of the money that my husband kept in his hidden safe in our house. The amount contained in the safe is $12,000,000 (TWELVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS).


 This money was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the farms and establishment of new farms in Swaziland. Before his death, his is a Major shareholder of companies in Zimbabwe. After my husband died we moved to South Africa and deposited this money in a security company in a box as valuables belonging to our foreign partner pending when we see somebody that will assist us transfer this fund to his account oversea and for the safety of our family. We are presently in South Africa as Refugee) (Asylum Seekers and as such the law of South Africa does not permit us to operate or open any bank account here in South Africa or be involved in any financial transaction with the bank. That is why we contacted you to assist us in this transaction.


We are ready to compensate you with 30% of the total fund for accepting to assist us, contact me on the above phone and fax number indicating your interest as soon as possible, on receiving of your acceptance, I shall be glad to give you more clarification on the modalities needed for smooth successful completion of this transaction. Please will like you to contact me on above mail or you can contact my son on this number +27-83-5248-617.


I anticipate your quick response.


Best regard,




Mrs From: Joyce Batuta <joyce_batuta@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009/4/29


This is Mr Franklin Batuta the son of Mrs Joyce Batuta. I have been directed by my mother to establish contact with you following your response to our request for you or your company to act as our foreign partner concerning funds inherited from my late father and which we want to move overseas for investment. We received your email through my mothers address and we thank you for having the courtesy to respond to our request for assistance considering that it comes from a total stranger. I do understand very clearly that my mother must have explained to you clearly what this business is all about and what assistance we will require from you after the conclusion of the transfer which is to assist invest our part of the money in a good investment in your country. We also plan to relocate to your country which we believe will be a good environment for my family to settle down. Yesterday we tried to contact you on the numbers provided but none of it was answered. Today I have also tried myself with the same response.


Your last email to my mother was well received and I am happy to inform you that we have concluded with our financial adviser and a top bank official concerning arrangements on the best way we can move this fund out of the republic of South Africa. You can also understand very clearly how this money in question emanated in the first place. This transaction is 100% risk free and I want to assure you that you will never at any point regret your decision to assist us.


The money is currently deposited in the vault of a private security company here in the Republic of South Africa. This company is a special security firm that accepts deposit from high net worth individuals and Blue Chip Corporation that handle valuables products. It is familiar especially to the highly placed government officials that did not want to disclose the contents of whatever they are depositing and will pay charges required to safeguard it. The company is not aware of the actual content of the consignment as was reached in the agreement singed before the deposit was made. The consignment was deposited as family valuables with the deposit fee paid upfront. Following our arrangements, what we now need from your company is to provide for us with all necessary foreign assistance for the completion of this transaction. This is very necessary because we intend to present you as our foreign partners hence giving you all the necessary rights to the consignments which will enable us claim back the consignment from the company. This is because our status as refugees does not permit us to claim the consignment hence we are advised to seek the assistance of a foreign partner for our adviser who is also a lawyer to process and transfer the rights and privileges of the deposit to his name to enable the retrieval of the deposit from the company’s vault for deposition in a special account that will be set up in your name on arrival to south Africa. 


To achieve this, you will be expected to come down to South Africa so that we will be able to meet you personally and also set up the account through which we can move this money to your nominated account overseas. It is Important for you to understand that our adviser have put in place all the necessary machineries to achieve this. We are also in contact with a banker who will assist us in all the banking aspect of this transaction.


If however you are not comfortable in coming to South Africa, We can also arrange for the security company to move the consignment to any of their affiliate company in Europe provided you can be available to receive the consignment as the new beneficiary. We shall prefer this option if you are not comfortable in coming to South Africa. According to our adviser, Madrid Spain is the preferred option because a friend to the banker will assist set up an account on your arrival to Madrid and help secure the funds for transfer to your country using his valuables contacts.


My family will want you to visit South Africa as this will bring a great relief for my mother. The future of my family depends on this money and would want you to be very committed and trustful to us to enable us deliver this project as scheduled and the fund confirmed in your account. We shall trust you and will take you as one of us, so please do not disappoint us. 

On your questions to my mother


1) I regret to inform you that your company will be responsible for your traveling expenses. This is because at the moment we do not have access to the funds and cannot go to the security company to request to inspect the consignment and then try to remove money from it. There are CCTV cameras monitoring the premises of the vault, the cameras will notice the action if we try to remove money. We have been advised not to take the risk for the safety of the funds and my family in South Africa. we plead with you to take care of your expenses knowing fully well that any money you spent on this transaction will be returned to you once the consignment is taking out of the security company before depositing in the bank.


2)         You can make your own hotel reservation. I can send you the address and telephone numbers of good hotel.

3)         According to our adviser, all arrangements have been concluded for this transaction. They are only waiting for the arrival of our foreign partner. In this regards, you can start making your traveling arrangements immediately to see the possibility of arriving here within a short possible time.

4)         It will be difficult to have the meetings in the hotel as the security company cannot deliver the consignment in the hotel. Arrangements have been made to hire a guest house for delivery from where the bank will take delivery of the money.

5)         Find attached pictures of my family including my late father during his burial.

6)         At the moment we are not in discussion with any other person but we intend to continue our search if you are not interested.

7)         Upon your response to this massage, a draft copy of the agreement to be signed will be sent to you. The original will be signed on your arrival depending if you are coming to South Africa. Should you choose to travel to Madrid, then we can sign the agreement through the internet.


I hope with this explanation, you will understand our arrangement and intentions. Thank you as I hope for a good relationship with you. Please check the numbers sent to us or inform what time you are available as my mother will like to say hello to you. Call using this number +27710812471. 


Mr Franklin Batuta

Mrs From: Joyce Batuta <joyce_batuta@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009/5/20
Subject: Re: From Franklin Batuta


How are you today? We received your email yesterday and thanks for accepting to assist with $5000.00. We are very happy for this development and it shows how committed you is in assisting my family. I was with our adviser to contact Mr Solomon. We spoke to him and he said that everything is okay and he will be monitoring the consignment once it arrives to Madrid today with a copy of the airway bill that we sent to him. He also said that the documents to be signed is being processed and will be ready before your arrival, meaning that he cannot give you copies at the moment. He said that you should not worry as all he wants from you on arrival to Madrid is to adhere to his instruction in other to have a smooth operation.


For the memorandum of agreement, I’m asking if we should forward the agreement to be signed between you and my family. We shall send it through email for you to sign and send back to us through email for our signing.


We do not have family pictures at the moment because the few we have been lost in Zimbabwe. We have not taking a new one apart from the once that I sent you at the beginning of our transaction when my farther was being buried. We left almost all our family picture except for the few once and my passport photograph but I attach my mother picture as requested.


Mr Vergara, I want you to know that we love you and have taking you as part of my family so please do not disappoint us as we have worked very hard to be where we are at the moment. We do not want all our efforts to be in vein. Please on your arrival to Madrid, we want you to cooperate with Mr Solomon in whatever he wants to do as we where told that he will assist us in all aspects of this transaction with his contacts in Madrid.  We wish you a safe journey and will keep in contact with you everyday. Will you be traveling with your telephone? Please inform us because we want to always talk with you while you are in Madrid.


Once again we thank you for all your assistance and look forward to a long lasting business/personal relationship with you

Best regards,

Franklin Batuta

(For Family of Batuta)



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