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From: sulu mpundu <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:33:27 +0000
Subject: URGENT REQUIREMENT PLEASE
First, I must solicit
your strictest confidence in this letter , we have not known each other before,
please consider my proposal very well and get back to me immediately.
name is Sulu Mpundu. Im a Zimbabwe
citizen. I am a first son of late minister Morgan Mpundu. The former minister of
forestry commission in Zimbabwe, I am writing to inform you of our
family desire to invest in your country due to her economic and political
stability in Zimbabwe country. Please we all know
what is going on in our country of Zimbabwe, Under President Robert
Sir, my father was killed by political Group of Government in
capital city of Harare in Zimbabwe. Is a
member of the minority leader in parliament in Zimbabwe, before
my father was killed in his home, he revealed to me and my mother about his fund
$22.6 million us dollars (twenty two million six hundred thousand US
He deposited in Security Company in Ghana Accra. He handed
over all the deposited documents to me such as certificate deposit issued to him
during the time of deposit. Mean while, me and my younger sister and my mother
are here in Accra Ghana seeking
for refuge. Because of what is going on in our country in Zimbabwe.
need your assistance as the beneficiary to the fund , and we want you to lecture
us how best we can invest this money in your country as soon as the money been
transferred into your country , we would fly down to your country for the
business that you may recommend to us.
We have decided to offer you 15%
of the total amount for your assistance while 5% will be map out for other
I want you to also furnish me with the following
1. Your private telephone/fax or preferably your mobile
2. Your full names and address.
Thank you in advance for your
anticipated co-operation. I shall give you more details on what we have to do to
claim the Fund without any hitch. Thanks in advance and may god bless
We are waiting for your
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