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From: =?iso-8859-1?q?ben=20enagua?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 11:09:41 +0000 (GMT)
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: email@example.com
This letter might come to you as a surprise . I got your email contact
address with the help of yahoo search engine, as this is the only
possible means for me to make fast contact as one who is in asylum camp.
Before I go further permit me to introduce my humbleself, I am bennard
Enagua the eldest child of Late Dr. Enagua from Zimbabwe.
I am contacting you On behalf of my family and with faith in my heart
that you will be willing to help us.
My father was one of the biggest farmers in our country and during
the war against the farmers in Zimbabwe from President Robert Mugabe and
his supporters to claim some farms for his party members and followers,
he ordered all farmers in the capital region to surrender all their
farms to his party members and his followers, my Father being one of the
prominent farmers in our country strongly opposed Mugabe's ideas and so
with Mugabe's instruction his supporters invaded his farm and burnt
everything in the farm, killing my Father, leaving several other farm
workers seriously injured as they luthed our farm.
Before his death, my Father with one Security Company, the sum of
USD.45.7 fourthy five Million, seven hundred thousand (United States dollars).
This was money he planned to use in buying new machineries and to
set up a new farm in Swaziland.
However, due to the continued harassment and treat by Mugabe's men to
kill me after the death of my Father, for security reasons, I decided
to escape to seek asylum.
Presently I am already in the asylum camp. However, with the consent
of other family members we decided to contact a Trustworthy person who
can help us claim this money, as we do not have what it takes to pursue
this as a result of the present predicament which has brought
sufferings and endless hardship to my entire family.
The fund has been in the security just for safe keeping although the
security company were not aware of the content of the case because it
was conveyed as personal valuable goods, I have all documents with me as
of when it was deposited in a Security Vault for safe keeping.
What we need to do now is to prepare the documents needed for you to
claim this money on behalf of my family as I am in asylum camp now.
For your role in this transaction my family has agreed to offer you
20% of the total sum for your assistance, 10% will be set aside for any
expenses that may be incurred during the process.
Till I hear from you, take care my friend.
- ben enagua