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From: "Dr Nkosazana C.D Zuma" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:07:01 +0200
Subject: Re: PAYMENT COMFIRMATION
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRSPARLIAMENT STREET, CAPE TOWNPO BOX 15, CAPE TOWN, 8000SOUTH AFRICADATE:14/06/2006press/messages/24.shtmlATTN: SIR,Re: PAYMENT COMFIRMATIONI am Dr Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma, Minister Foreign AffairsMinistry ; my office monitors and controls the affairs of all banksand financial institutions in South Africa concerned with foreigncontract payments.I am the final signatory to any transfer or remittance of huge fundsmoving within banks both on the local and international levels inline to foreign contracts settlement. I have before me list offunds, which could not be transferred to some nominated accounts asthese accounts have been identified either as ghost accounts,unclaimed deposits and over-invoiced sum etc.Your name was among the people expecting the funds to be transferredinto their account, on this note; I wish to have a deal with you asregards to your unpaid funds. I have your file before me and hopeyour data's are correct and un-tampered unless u reconfirms it. Asit is my duty to recommend the transfer of these surplus funds tothe Government Treasury and Reserve Accounts as unclaimed deposits,I have the opportunity to write you based on the instructions Ireceived 2 days ago from the Parliament Committee on ContractPayments / Foreign Debts to submit the List of payment reports /expenditures and audited reports of revenues. Among several others,I have decided to remit your contract sum following my idea thatwe have a deal/agreement and I am going to do this legally.MY CONDITIONS 1.The sum of USD$5.5 Million only will be paid into an account I willprovide you after you have confirmed the transfer of your sum intoyour account by telegraphic Transfer (T/T), confirmable in 3working days.2. This deal must be kept secret forever, and all correspondencewill be strictly by email / telephone, for security purposes. 3.There should be no third parties as most problem associated withyour fund release are caused by your agents or representative.If you AGREEwith my conditions, l advise you on what to do immediately and thetransfer will commence without delay as I will proceed to fix yourname on the Payment schedule instantly to meet the three daysmandate.I hope you don't reject this offer and have your funds transferred.Waiting for your reply soon.Dr Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma.FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER.The information in this message and in any attachments contains confidentialinformation and is intended solely for the attention and use of the named addressee(s). Parliamentof the Republic of South Africa. PO Box 15, Cape Town, 8000,Parliament Street, Cape Town.South Africa.OUR REF.PRSA/03. Please Reply me through my Private E-mail address
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