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: patrick zuma <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006
Subject: BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROPOSAL
FROM: Patrick zuma.
Family email: ( email@example.com)
You may be surprise to receive this letter from me since you don’t know me
in person, but for the purpose of introduction, I am Mr. Patrick Zuma the
son of late Dr. David Zuma who was murdered in a land dispute in ZIMBABWE.
My late father was among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers murdered in a
cold blood by the ruling Government of President ROBERT MUGABE for his
alleged support and sympathy for Zimbabwean opposition party (M.D.C).
You can as well read more about the crises in my country and about this
situation on the following sites:
Before the death of my father, he took me to South Africa to deposit the sum
of US$15,000,000 (Fifteen Million United States Dollars) with a private
Security Company here in Johannesburg, as if he knew the looming danger in
Zimbabwe. The money was deposited as a Family Treasure to avoid much
demurrage from the security firm.
This money was earmarked for the purchase of new machinery and chemicals for
the farms and establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland etc. this
land problem arose when President ROBERT MUGABE introduced a new land act,
when wholly affects the white rich farmers and some few blacks vehemently
condemned the "MODUS OPERANDI" adopted by the government. This resulted
killing and mod actions. I and my family who are presently staying in South
Africa as refugees or asylum seekers have decided to transfer this money to
a foreign country where we can invest it.
I am now faced with the dilemma of investing this amount of money in South
Africa for fear of encountering the same experience in future since both
countries have the same political history. Moreover, the South African
Monetary policy/law does not allow such investment hence I am seeking
asylum. I must let you know that this business is 100% risk free and the
nature of your business does not necessarily matter. So if you are willing
to assist us, my family and I have agreed to give you 30% of the total
money, while 10% will be mapped out for expenses we may incur during this
transaction then remaining 60% will be for my investment in your country.
Therefore, if you are willing and interested to render the needed
assistance, endeavor to reply through my direct contact information’s above:
I also need your private phone and fax numbers for easy communication.
Remember that this is highly confidential and the success of this business
depends on how secret it is kept.
Thanks and God bless you,
Mr. Patrick Zuma (FOR THE FAMILY).
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