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From: Mr.Martin Bulinga <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 20:25:53 +0100
Subject: INVESTMENT PROPOSAL (PLEASE RESPOND BACK TO ME).
ZAMBIAN MINISTRY OF MINES AND
Dear Prospective Partner,
Permit me to introduce myself my name is Martins Bulinga a Zambian
citizen, I got your contact through
the Zambian Chamber of Commerce and Industry through a web based
directory while searching for a
foreign partner to execute this project together. I am the close
associate to an undisclosed minister (for
the purpose of confidentiality for now)in the present political
dispensation of my country. Due to the trust
and confidence reposed on me, he has mandated that I seek out a
"Reliable and Trustworthy"
foreign partner who will help receive funds, the funds in question is
in safe deposit totaling US$25m
(Twenty Five Million United States American Dollars). This amount has
to be lodged into a personal or
company bank account for commitment into any legitimate investment
venture for a pre-defined time
frame. We cannot afford to have a direct relationship with any major
investment for now by virtue of our
position in Government. We definitely do not want to raise any eyebrows
in the ministry as an internal
probe might jeopardize his office.
The fund came about by series of over invoiced contracts and
gratification by contractors who have had
their contract entitlement covered by the government. The fund is in
safe deposit and free from any
However I have managed to push the money abroad through diplomatic
coverage to a Courier & Trust
Company and it is presently in custody of an affiliate/sister security
company in Europe. Please, be rest
assured this business relationship will bring a long term and lasting
relationship between us, before
proceeding with this, terms of agreement will be drawn stating clearly
each level of involvement and
commitment in this program. I have the necessary documents backing the
deposit to facilitate claim from
the deposit house.
The modality for the disbursement of funds is as follows:
(1).50% of the total to us
(2).50% to you
All logistics are in place and all modalities worked out for a smooth
actualization of the transaction within
the next few working days of commencement.Also be informed that we are
conceeding so much of the
funds to you because we shall be providing you with all documents
relating to the consignments and also
a power of attorney vesting you with the sole power to act for and on
our behalf.You will be reimbursed
with all expenses incured in the process of closing this deal such as
cost of transportation to the security
firm and all.
For further details as to the workability of this transaction.please
reach me as soon as possible for further
Please, on receipt of this mail send me an email on
Thank you and God bless as I await your urgent response.
Mr. Martin Bulinga