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From: francis moyo <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 16:30:06 +0200
Subject: FROM (MR.FRANCIS MOYO) URGENT FAMILY ASSISTANCE
MR. FRANCIS MOYO.#03 DRYSDALE AVE ,ROODERPORT,RUSTENBURG.JOHANNESBURG SOUTH-AFRICA.
URGENT FAMILY ASSISTANCE
You may be surprised to receive this letter from me, since you don't know me personally. I am Mr. Francis Moyo the son of late Dr. Benson Moyo, whom was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe, I got your contact address from a business directory in Johannesburg chamber of commerce and industry which is been attached to the world web-site.
In my search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction, which involves a transfer of a fund to a foreign account, I decided to write to you. My late father was among the few black Zimbabwe rich farmers murdered in cold blood by the agents of the ruling government of president Robert Mutable, for his alleged support and sympathy for the Zimbabwean opposition party controlled by the white minority, before his death he deposited the sum of us$20.5(twenty million, five hundred thousand us dollars) in South-Africa with a security firm as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe.
The money was deposited in a din box as a valuable to avoid much demurrage from the security firm. This money was embarked from the purchase of new machinery and chemical for farms and establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland.
However, the land problem arose when President Robert Mutable introduced a new land act that whole affected the rich white farmers and some few blacks vehemently condemned the modus operand adopted by the government. This resulted to rampant killing and the mob action by the war veterans and some political thugs, precisely, more than fifty-one(51)people have so far been killed, head of governments from the west, especially Britain and united states of America have voiced their condemnation of mugabe 's plan, subsequently, South-African development community (s.a.d.c.) has continuously supported Mug Abes new land act ,it is against this background that I and my family who currently residing in South-Africa have decided to transfer my father's money into a foreign account.
Moreover, as the eldest son of my father, Im sadden with the responsibility of seeking a genuine foreign account, where this money could be transfer without the knowledge of my government who tactically freezing our family wealth and South-Africas government seems to be playing along with them.
More so, I am with the dilemma of investing this money in South-Africa for fear of encouraging the same experience in future since both countries have almost this same political history. More so, the South-African foreign exchange policy does not allow such investments, due to our present statue as an asylum as a business person whom I would entrust my future and that of my family into his hands. I must let you know that this transaction is 100% risk free and that the nature of your business does not necessary matter. For your assistance, we offer you 25% of the total sum.75% for me and my family .we wish to invest our part of the money on commercial property based on your advice.
Finally, all we demand from you is assurance that you will not sit on this money when it finally gets to your personal or company's account in your country. if this proposal is acceptable to you, please kindly confirm your interest through the above phone and e-mail.
You can as well read more about the crises in my country and about this situation on the following three sites.
Waiting for your urgent and positive reply
Mr. Francis Moyo
(for the family)
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