Susan Shabangu, Public Works Minister (Scam Alert)

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It’s amazing how senior government officials in Africa are always asking for your help, isn’t it? “Susan Shabangu” wants your assistance in spiriting away a vast sum of money her late husband hid in a secret account. Of course the real Susan Shabangu — an actual South African government official — doesn’t know anything about this. A scammer has just stolen her name to advance his own scheme. If you take the bait you’ll soon discover that “fees” and “bribes” will have to be paid in order to advance the transaction, and once the scammer has your money in his pocket he’ll disappear, never to be heard from again.

From: susan_sh susan_sh@walla.com
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 05 12:20:38 W. Central Africa Standard Time
Subject: Urgent & Confidential

REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

After due deliberation with my children, I decided to contact you for your assistance in standing as a beneficiary to the sum of US30.5M Thirty Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) First, let me start by introducing myself as Mrs. Susan Shabangu, a mother of three children and the Minister of Public Works in South African Government (17 June 1999) to date under the auspices of the President of South Africa MR THABO MBEKI. You can view my profile at my website:

www.info.gov.za/gol/gcis_profile.jsp?id=1066

THE PROPOSAL

After the swearing in ceremony making me the Minister of Public Works in South African Government (17 June 1999), my husband Mr Ndelebe Shabangu died while he was on an official trip to Trinidad and Tobago in 1996. After his death, I discovered that he had some funds in a Dollar account which amounted to the sum of US$30.5M with a Bank here in South Africa. This fund emanated as a result of an over-invoiced contract which he executed with the Government of South Africa. Though I assisted him in getting this contract but I never knew that it was over-invoiced by him.

I am afraid that the government of South Africa might start to investigate on contracts awarded from 1990 to date. If they discover this money in his bank account, they will confiscate it and seize his assets here in South Africa and this will definetely affect my political career in Government.

I want your assistance in opening a reliable online bank (preferably, cayman Island) through my Attorney so that this fund could be moved out of this place without any hitch. As soon as the fund is cleared from this place, you are expected to move it immediately into another personal bank account in your country.

I will see to it that the account is not traced from South Africa. As soon as you have confirmed the fund into your account, I will send my eldest son with my Attorney to come to your country to discuss on business investments.

SHARING PERCENTAGE

For your assistance, I am offering you 10% of the principal sum which amounts to US$3,050.000.00 (Three million and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars Only) However, you have to assure me and also be ready to go into agreement with me that you will not elope with my fund. If you agree to my terms, kindly as a matter of urgency send me an email.

Due to my sensitive position in the South African Government, I would not want you to CALL me on phone or send a fax to me. All correspondents must be by above mail address.

If you want to speak with my Attorney, that is fine and okay by me. His chambers will be representing my interest at the bank. All correspondence must be made either to my Attorney or send me an email.

I will also like you to give me your contact address,telephone and fax to enable my Attorney call or reach you from time to time.

Please I do not need to remind you of the need for absolute Confidentiality if this transaction must succeed. YOU MUST NOT CALL ME!

If you do not feel comfortable with this transaction, do not hesitate to discontinue and please do not let me out to the international media as I am giving you this information in total trust and confidence.

Thanks for your anticipated co-operation and my regards to your family.

Yours Faithfully,

MRS. SUSAN SHABANGU.

Mr. Irvin Poot, Tsunami Victim (Scam Alert)

Following the tragic Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 a flood (!) of scam letters began circulating that spun their stories around this disaster. Most are standard next-of-kin scams. In this example a banker is said to have found an abandoned account that belonged to a tsunami victim and needs help from you (yes you, sucker) to get this money out of the country. Alas, there really is no cash-filled account; there’s just a scammer trying to pick your pocket.

From: “Mr. Joseph Chau” chaujoshx@primposta.com
Subject: Urgent Response.
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 14:37:19 +0200

Mr Chau Joseph.
76 Tsim Sha Tsuil,
Kowloon,
Hong Kong.
E-mail:chaujoshx@primposta.com

Dear Friend,

I am Mr. Joseph Chau of Investment Banking, Union Bank Of China. On July 6, 2004, our client Mr. Irvin poot, a businessman, made a numbered fixed deposit for 6 (six) calendar months, with a value of US$20.5m only in my branch. Upon maturity several notice was sent to him and no response came from him. Another notification was sent early February and still no response came from him. The Bank officially sent two-man delegate to his residence in Malaysia were he reside only to find out that the business mogul and his family perished in the Tsunami disaster.

After further investigations, it was also discovered that Mr. Irvin Poot did not declare any next of kin in his official papers, including the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he visited my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, Twenty million, Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it.

According to the laws of my country, at the expiration of one year (1 year) the funds will revert to the ownership of Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr. Irvin Poot to enable you receive the funds. Lets put heads together to see how we can transfer these funds out of Hong Kong and use it judiciously.

I have contacted an Attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Mr. Irvin Poot, all that is require from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your full names and Address including your direct phone and fax numbers for my Attorney to commence his job.

My Attorney will also file in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the funds to be move to an account that will be provided by you. We are going to adopt a legalized method and the Attorney will prepare all the necessary documents and no risk involve.

Note that sharing percentage is negotiable by the two parties. Contact me on this email address with your full names, address, fax and telephone number (chaujoshx@primposta.com) if you are interested and more details will be provided to you about the Project.

Sincerely,
Chau Joseph.

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Paul Jacobi, EgyptAir Flight 990 (Scam Alert)

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Every important plane crash gives rise to a flurry of scam letters that spin their stories around the tragedy. It seems that a passenger on EgyptAir Flight 990, which crashed in 1999, left behind millions in the bank, and if you will just pose as his next-of-kin, then “Miss Ibeh” will split the money with you. Alas, there’s really no abandoned account, and “Miss Ibeh” is just a scammer trying to separate you from your cash.

From: “T.Ibeh i” tibeh@teenmail.co.za
Subject: how are you today,reply quick
Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2005 03:33:53 +0200

Dear,

I am very sorry for the embarrasment this mail will cost you,for the fact that you didn’t know me for the first time, I really appologise for it. I am Miss Tochi Ibeh secretary in the office of the Director incharge account and audit dept of FIRST BANK OF NIGERIAN PLC I am looking for a very reliable partner who would assist me in a mutually beneficial transaction. In this regard, I deem it imperative to contact you. During the audit exercise in our bank, it was discovered that a total sum of 25 million US dollars (EIGHTEEN million, Five Hundred Thousand US dollars) was abandoned in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Dr. H. Paul Jacobi. who died in Egypt Air Flight 990 plane crash of 31st october 1999. No body was recovered from the crash incident.

This is the website.

www.cnn.com/us/9911/02/egyptair990.list/index.html

Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of Kin to come over and claim his money because the money cannot be release unless somebody applies for it as next of Kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking and financial policies but unfortunately we learnt that his supposed next of kin or relation died along side with him in the accident leaving no body behind to claim the money. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and other officials in my department now decided to make this business proposal to you and for you to stand as his next of kin so that the money will be tranfferred to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and bsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we dont want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed bills. The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five years, The money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request for a foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and an indigene cannot stand as next of kin to the deceased family. We agreed that 20% of this money will be for you as foreign partner,in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 5% will be set aside for expenses incurred during this transaction and 75 % would be for me and my colleagues.

There after my colleagues and I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the Bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased indicating your private, telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where the money will be remitted, Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or e-mail the text of the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any fear as all required arrangements have been made for thetransfer. You should contact me on my e-mail as soon as you receive this letter.

I decided to contact you as you have products of interest in your part of the world where we can invest our own percentage to avoid peoples awareness as we are civil servants. We can conclude this operation within ten banking days.

Please keep this very confidential. Contact me for more information, all confirmable before you apply if you want. May God be with you. Trusting to hear from you shortly for a detailed information which are confirmable before you can make up your mind to apply.

Yours faithfully

MISS TOCHI IBEH
REPLY TO MY PRIVATE MAIL AT (t_ibeh1945@yahoo.com)

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Peter Kwaku, Commercial Bank (Scam Alert)

This is a standard bank transfer scam. If you take the bait from “Peter Kwaku” you’ll discover that “taxes” and “customs fees” will have to be paid before the money can be transferred, and once “Peter” has your cash in his hands he’ll disappear, never to be heard from again.

From: “Mr. Peter Kwaku” kwaku_p60@yahoo.com
Reply-To: kwaku_p70@yahoo.com
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 14:41:59 -0700
Subject: Your Advice ( From Peter ) Reply

From: The Manager,
International Commercial Bank Ghana
First Light Branch
Accra, Ghana.

Dear Friend,

I got your contact during my search on the Internet. My name is Mr. Peter Kwaku. I am the manager of the International Commercial Bank Ghana, First Light Branch. I am a Ghanaian married with two kids.

I am writing to solicit your assistance in the transfer of US$ 3,550.000.00. This fund is the excess of what my branch in which I am manger made as profit during the last year. I have already submitted an approved End of the Year report for the year 2004 to my Head Office here in Accra and they will never know of this Excess. I have since then, placed this amount of US$ 3,550.000.00 on a SUSPENCE ACCOUNT without a beneficiary.

As an officer of the bank, I cannot be directly connected to this money thus I am impelled to request for your assistance to receive this money into your bank account. I intend to part 30% of this fund to you while 70% shall be for me. I do need to stress that there are practically no risk involved in this. It’s going to be a bank-to-bank transfer. All I need from you is to stand as the original depositor of this fund. You may reach me through: kwaku_p70@yahoo.com

If you accept this offer, I will appreciate your timely response.

With regards,

Peter Kwaku.

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Johnnie Walker Charity Foundation (Scam Warning)

This is a charitable-grant version of the usual advance fee fraud message, somewhat similar to lottery scam messages but with a noble purpose attached. You have just been selected to receive a fortune so you can do good in the world. Who could resist? Too bad it’s a scam.

Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 22:34:51 -0400
From: uknl2005@snaremail.com
Subject: Re:From Johnnie Walker Trust Foundation

Executive Secretary,

Johnnie Walker Charity Foundation Heritage Trust,
23, Mangotsfield, BRISTOL, BS16 9JE,
England.

Ref No: JWCF/765/2005/185
Batch No: 231-967-17-05

Dear Sir,

Notification of Cash Aid.

This is to notify you that you have been selected By the Board of Trustees of the above International charity organization based in the U.K to qualify for a Cash Grant/Donation for Business, Economic, social and Research developments in your community.

The Johnnie Walker Charity Foundation as established 184 years ago by the Walker family was conceived with the objective of Human Growth and Community development. In line with the 184 years anniversary program this year the Johnnie Walker foundation in conjunction with the British Council is giving out One Hundred Million United States Dollars as specific Donations/Grants to 75 lucky international recipients worldwide in different categories for Business development and Social upliftment of their various communities. These funds are freely given to enhance your business and community development.

Based on the random selection exercise of millions of Internet and Credit card users worldwide your name was selected among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$5,300,000 (Five million, Three Hundred thousand United States Dollars)as charity donations/aid from the Johnnie Walker Foundation in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament. Of the awarded Grant, USD$3.000.000.00 (Three million United States Dollars) is earmarked for community development in your area of operation and USD$2.300.000.00 (Two million, three hundred thousand United States dollars) will be solely for business upliftment and growth.

You are required to Contact immediately the Executive Secretary below for pre qualification and processing of your claims. Please quote your reference No. and batch No. in all correspondence.

Mr. Peter Kline

Email: peterkline02@zwallet.com

Fax: +448701348808

Please note that this donations/Grants are administered by a British Bank and therefore subject to British Laws. On behalf of the Board kindly accept our warmest congratulations in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Ray Hart.
(Legal Secretary)

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Engr. Gideon Aghogho, Contract Review (Scam Alert)

It’s the old over-invoiced account scam. A government official claims to have found extra money “floating” in a forgotten bank account with no one to claim it. If you would just assist in the transfer, you can have a cut. Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is. You’ll discover that there are “fees” and “transfer taxes” to be paid, and once the scammer has your money in his pockets you’ll never hear from him again.

Reply-To: agh@jmail.co.za
From: “Gideon Aghogho” gideona2005@hotmail.com
Subject: I need your reply on this issue
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 15:41:37 +0000

FROM THE DESK OF ENGR.GIDEON AGHOGHO
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA CONTRACTS REVIEW PANEL
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT COMPLEX (ANNEX)
LAGOS – NIGERIA

ENGR. GIDEON AGHOGHO.
E-MAIL: aghogho2005@walla.com

REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP.

Let me introduce myself to you, I am Engr Gideon Aghogho, I am currently a member of the Federal Government Contract Review Panel. I have been mandated by my colleagues in the panel to seek for a reliable partner to work with us in this our pending project. Anyway I got your contact information through my tedious search in the internet and I decided to write you immediately, I hope to hear back from you as soon as possible.

We are top officials of the Federal Government Contract Review Panel who are interested in importation of goods into our country with funds which are presently trapped in Nigeria. In order to commence this business, we solicit your assistance to enable us transfer into your account the said trapped funds. The source of this funds is as follows: During the immediate past military regime here in Nigeria, government officials set up companies and awarded themselve contracts which were grossly over invoiced in various ministries. The present democratic government set up a Contract Review Panel to look into these contracts as well as those awarded to contractors, for which payment has not been made. In the course of doing this, we identified a lot of inflated funds presently floating in the Central Bank of Nigeria and ready for payment. However, by virtue of our position as civil servants and members of this panel, we cannot acquire this money in our names. I have therefore been delegated as a matter of trust by my colleagues of the panel to look for an overseas partner into whose account we would transfer the sum of US$11,000,000.00 (Eleven Million U.S. Dollars). Hence my writing you to solicit your partnership in this transaction.

We have agreed to share the money thus:

1. 15% for the Account owner (you).

2. 75% for us (The Officials).

3. 10% to be set aside in settling all foreign expenses (by you) and local expenses (by us) incidental to the actualisation of this project.

As a token of our gratitude, as soon as you confirm the arrival of the funds in your Account, we shall arrange for you the equivalent of 500,000 barrels of Automotive Gasoline Oil (AGO), for spotlifting at a price less than the prevailing market value per barrel. We wish to commence the importation business from our 75% share of the proceeds from the project. Please, note that this transaction is 100% safe,and we intend to effect the transfer within 10-14 banking days from the date of receipt of the following information from you via Email:

1) Your Full name.

2) Company’s name and address.

3) Confidential telephone and fax number.

The above information will enable us write letters of claim and job description respectively. This way, we will use your company’s name to apply for the payment and re-award the contract to your company. I hope you will look favourably on this proposal as I solicit your confidentiality in this transaction. Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter email. I will bring you into the complete picture of this pending project when I hear from you.

Yours faithfully

ENGR. Gideon Aghogho.
REPLY HERE: (aghogho2005@walla.com)

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United Nations AIDS Scam

Together we can save the world! So says “Mr. Kohn Micheal Bloombery” who claims to be from the United Nations. But what’s more likely is that together you can help transfer some of your money into Mr. Bloombery’s pockets through this charitable scam — a version of the standard advance fee fraud.

From: “United nations Organisations” unhumanitariandept@msn.com
Subject: Help and Benefit $240,000.00 Annually FRom UN
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 01:00:23 +0000

Fight Against AIDS

Dear sir,

The United Nation has bestowed upon you a very great honuor, by contacting you personally on a recent development to award humanitarian certificate/funds to those patriotic citizens of the world who will join us in this great campaign against AIDS . We are very much aware as a great organization that perfection is never achieved but endlessly pursued. In the hope to catch a glimmering idea of perfection in combating AIDS, the United Nations(UNO) has decided to use this medium to search for reliable individual with indisputable and distinctive records.

You are been contacted by MR. Kohn Micheal Bloombery of the united nation (AIDS SECTION). It’s actually a few days to the end of 2005 and the UN had delibrated and came to a conclusive date on when to disburse over a billion dollars to humanitarian services inculding the fight against AIDS to NON- GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (N.G.Os) all over the world especailly the recent TSUNAMI victims. But considering the lastest out come of an investigation carried out by the UNOG, it was allegedly discovered that alot of this N.G.Os that benefited from the previous funds alocation,diverted this funds into other activities. In accordance to the above reason, the plan to give the next allocation to them has been changed. The UNO in consultative status with ECOSOC is now looking for individual(s) that are trustworthy enough to take their place. Even those other N.G.Os that where excluded from the investigation has been spotted out to have enormous potentials for ferreting out malfeasance to suit their own plans thereby enriching or cooking their personally financial books which is completely against our ethics.

Regarding the enormous pressure on the UNO’s reputation, her goal to reach 2million affected AIDs patient before the end of 2005 and then considering her present situation with unfaithful soliders, the UNO has put together a seminar. You have been choosen by the United Nations to attend a seminar where you will be lectured on the intricacy of the campaign. immediately after the seminar, you will be instantly paid $20,000(USD). This is to encourage your good intentions of wanting to be a part of this campaign , Register with us now, so we can have enough time compile the list. You will be grouped and 9.1billion Euros will be disbursed among the groups for a start. If you fall into the category there you are just an individual, you will be between 1million-10million Euros for a start. You will be trusted with the said amount and if properly spent and maxium result is acheived, you will move to the next level and continue to move up the ladder as long as your record remains clean until you can be registered as an N.G.O. You will at that stage be awarded over 8millionEuros .

If you are interested, please send us a fax on 44-87-1247-2923 with a copy of your international passport,tel/fax nos. You can also send us email on: uno@london.com

You will also need to register with us immediately. If chosen, your benefits are as stated below.

1, You will be paid $20,000.00 monthly.

2, All hospital bills incurred by you and your immediate family will be covered within working period with the UNO.

3, Scholarships for your kids if any.

4, Diligent workers with clean records will be given $50,000.00 at the end of every 12month excluding monthly salary.

If you are interested, respond immediately to this proposal and register with us. we are only interested in compassionate citizen(s) that are genuinely ready to help AIDs victims not those who are only interested in the funds the job has to offer.

A quote from Mr. Sergei Ordzhonikidze (THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF UNOG) states that “It is a privilege for me to head the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). As the international community faces a new constellation of threats and challenges, the need for a strong and determined United Nations has never been greater. No one country or one institution, can effectively address such an unprecedented range and complexity of challenges. These challenges call for inclusive partnerships with all stakeholders-Governments, international organizations, civil society and the business community”. Join us! TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE THE WORLD.

Mr. Kohn Micheal Bloombery
Humanitarian Services

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Treasurer to Mikhail Khodorkovsky (Scam Alert)

Millionaires caught in political conflicts often appear in advance fee fraud messages, and this is a familiar example. A Russian millionaire has had his cash impounded by a corrupt government, and if you will just help to get it out of the country you can have a big cut. Too bad it’s all a web of lies spun by a scammer trying to enrich himself with some of your cash.

Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 08:26:27 +0900
From: ALEXEI BORIS alexboriss@walla.com
Reply-To: alexboris@walla.com
Subject: Alexei Boris

I am Mr. Alexei Boris a personal treasurer to Mikhail Khodorkovsky the Richest man in Russia and owner of the following companies: Chairman CEO: YUKOS OIL (Russian Largest Oil Company) Chairman CEO: Menatep SBP Bank (A well reputable financial institution with its Branches all over the world)

SOURCE OF FUNDS: I have a profiling amount in an excess of US$100M, which I seek your Partnership in accommodating for me. You will be rewarded with 2% of The total sum for your partnership. Can you be my partner on this?

INTRODUCTION OF MYSELF: As a treasurer to him, authority was handed over to me in transferring of money of an American oil merchant for his last oil deal with my boss Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Already the funds have left the shore of Russia to an European private Bank where the final crediting is expected to be carried out. While I was on the process, My Boss got arrested for his involvement in politics by financing the leading and opposing political parties (the Union of Right Forces,Led by Boris Nemtsov, and Yabloko, a liberal/social democratic party Led by Gregor Yavlinsky) which poses treat to President Vladimir Putin Second Tenure as Russian president.

You can catch more of the story on this Websites:

newsfromrussia.com/main/2003/11/13/51215.html
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4459395.stm
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4482203.stm
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4595289.stm

YOUR ROLE: All I need from you is to stand as the beneficiary of the Above quoted Sum and I will re-profile the funds with your name, which will enable The European bank transfer the sum to you. I have decided to use this Sum to relocate to American continent and never to be connected to any Of Mikhail Khodorkovsky conglomerates. As soon as I confirm your readiness to conclude the transaction with me, I Will provide you with the details.

PLEASE SEND ME YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR EASY AND EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION

Regards,

Mr. Alexei Boris

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Fatima Ali, Wealthy Widow of Benin (Scam Alert)

The names change but the scam script stays the same. “Fatima Ali” is dying of cancer and wants your help to give away her fortune to charity. You will be handsomely compensated for this service. Of course there really is no fortune and no “Fatima Ali.” There’s only a scammer spinning a story to try to get you on the hook so he can pick your pocket.

Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 02:43:23 +0100 (BST)
From: FATIMA ALI fati_ali2005@yahoo.co.uk
Subject: PLEASE GET BACK TO ME

My Dear Friend

I crave your indulgence at this mail coming from somebody you have not know before. I decided to do this after praying over the situation. You should please consider the transaction on its content and not the fact that you have not known me before. I nee d not dwell on how I came by your contact information because there are many such possibilities these days. I would like to introduce myself as Mrs. Fatima Ali, of Repulic of Benin, widow to Late Mr. Usman Ali (fomer Consular of the Benin Embassy in Madrid, Spain). I have been recently been daigonosed of Cancer of the Pelvics. I am writing from my sick bed. There is this US$9.8Million my husband has in an account with the Financial Bank, Benin of which I am the next of kin. With my health condition and because my husband and I have no children, I am looking for a credible person to whom I will pass the righ t of next of kin. This person will apply to the bank and request for the transfer of the fund to his/her bank account.

This is on the condition that you will take 25% of the fund for yourself, 5% used for expenses, while you will use the remaining 70% for the less previlege people in the society. This is in fulfilment of the last request of my husband: that a substantial part of the fund be used to carter for the less previleged,also to donate for the relief of Tsunami Survivors If this condition is acceptable to you, you should contact me immediately with your full names and contact information so that I will ask our family lawyer to prepare the authorization that will give you the right of next of kin to the account in the bank. I will also give you a text of the application you are to send to the bank.

I cannot predict what will be my fate by the time the fund will be transfered into your account, but you should please ensure that the fund is used as i have described above. I look forward to your response.

Yours,

Mrs. Fatima Ali

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Paul Rhodes, Zimbabwe Farmer (Scam Alert)

The corrupt regime of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe has wrecked the economy of that country, and ever-adaptable scammers have taken advantage of this situation by presenting themselves as wealthy white Zimbabwean farmers trying to smuggle money out of the country. Are the scammers themsleves actually in Zimbabwe? Probably not: they can operate freely anywhere in the world.

Date: 9 Aug 2005 17:42:29 +0500
From: “PAUL RHODES” paulrhodes@box.az
To: prhodes@box.az
Subject: my story

FROM PAUL RHODES,
CHIPINGE FARMS, ZIMBABWE
EMAIL: prhodes@shearer.com

Dear Partner,

Naturally, this letter will come to you as a surprise since we have not met, permit me however to introduce myself; I am Paul Rhodes, a white Zimbabwean Farmer, currently in hiding in Zimbabwe. I used to work in three tobacco farms in Chipinge, and I was also part owner of these farms which were owned by my late father. I am contacting you as the need to for me to have a foreign partner in your country has become necessary due to my plans to relocate to that country so that I can purchase some land and start farming all over again, as the present political instability in Zimbabwe, does not encourage financial investment as the environment is no longer conducive for farming investment and most of all,security is not guaranteed, just as reported by international media.

This problem started when the Zimbabwean government under the leadership of President Robert Mugabe announced a decree on May 31st 2000 to seize more than 849 white-owned farms. During this period, as reported by international media and the CNN, more than 6 white farmers (including my father) were killed; the government is not stopping at this, as the government has already asked all white-farmers to give up their farms to black farmers or risk going to prison. So far, more than 1,400 white owned farms have been invaded and confiscated, as well as claiming the properties of the farmers. Also, about 133 white farmers arrested for defying the orders to leave their farms under the controversial land reform program of the government. Having lived in this country Zimbabwe for years, I have no other country to go to, therefore, I decided to contact you, for your assistance, so that I can divert my interest in Zimbabwe to a more stable country as yours.

Also, I must re-iterate the importance of having a citizen of your country to front for me, since i intend to purchase some land for farming, I do not know much about your land-ownership laws, I thought it wise to seek the help of a foreigner to act as proxy for me. For this purpose, I have put in a security deposit all monies from the sale of my farming equipment(including tractors etc) and also all financial profits. All these are a total of US$18.5 million. I will upon receiving your consent prepare every document to enable you receive this money on my behalf, pending my arrival to meet with you in your country so that we can both make further arrangements with regards to the purchase of land. For your assistance to me, you will be entitled to a commission of 15% of the total sum that you will be receiving on my behalf for the above purpose. If you are interested and willing to assist me, you should please forward to me via my confidential email address: prhodes@shearer.com (TAKE NOTE OF THIS PLEASE!!), the following information so that I can reach you:

1. YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS
2. YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER,

I am waiting urgently for your response, while also requesting that you treat this matter in strict privacy. Cheers and God bless.

I will give you more details when i hear from you. You can click on the link below to get a better understanding my situation and why i need to move out my money:

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1068528.stm

Best Regards

PAUL RHODES

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