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From: officialmail mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 11:10:25 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY.
THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY.
METROPOLITAN BANK OF ZIMBABWE LIMITED
7TH FLOOR METROPOLITAN HOUSE
3 CENTRAL AVENUE HARARE ZIMBABWE
RE: REQUST FOR URGENT JOINT PARTNERSHIP.
How are you today, I know this mail may come to you as a surprise regarding to this business transaction am about introducing to you, more so if you would not want to participate in this transaction my plead is to keep this to your self.
First I must to introduce my self properly to you; I am Dr. Willson Chilaka, Director Account General Manager, Metropolitan Bank of Zimbabwe Limited.
After the last General Election in my Country Zimbabwe where the incumbent President, Mr. Robert Mugabe won the Presidential Election that have kept him in power for the last 24 years, his Government has adopted a very aggressive land programmed this program is solely aimed at taking lands owned by white African Farmers for redistribution to Black Farmers this program has attracted Worldwide condemnation from World Leader President, Prime Minister and the International Bodies, this has forced several white farmers to flee out of the Country for fear of Victimization and Physical abuse by there fellow blacks farmers.
Mr. Edward Coleman Schneider a Farmer was the Director, NPK Farms Limited and was an Account Holder with our bank, In 2002 Mr. Edward was attacked by looters of black protesters in the process burnt down his farm, building and other Vital Document where destroyed and unfortunately he died. Before his sudden death he heard a balance deposit value of (USD$10.2M) Ten Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars only in his personal Domiciliary account. After his death his Company account was closed by his Zimbabwean Wife, unknown to her she new noting about Mr. Edward personal Domiciliary account the account has been dormant money has been fluting in the bank expecting his wife whoâs knows noting about the account or relatives to claim the fund.
My purpose of contacting you is this: As his account officer I know that Mr. Edward Coleman Schneider is German and Nationalize in Zimbabwe. I seek for your Cooperation and Assistance to act as the Next of Kin so that the money will be transfer to you for our owned benefit and investment. All vital Documents regarding to the account deposit are in my position and will be use to normalize the transfer of the fund to your account as the Beneficiary Next of Kin.
Further more, be fully assured that this transaction is 100% risk free you need not to panic as an insider in the bank all vital document to back up the claim and transfer is in place and perfected. Subsequent to this, you will get 30% of the total sum for your kind assistance, 70% for me as the initiator.
Finally, if you are willing to assist me kindly respond immediately as the bank is about closing the account and write of the fund as bad debt.
Expecting your urgent reply.
DR WILLSON CHILAKA
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