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From: IDRISS BATUTA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 06:15:50 -0800 (PST)
Subject: PRIVATE AND CONFIDENCIAL
MR. IDRISS BATUTA
JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA
86 KERK STREET ,KEMPTON PARK
PRIVATE AND CONFIDENCIAL
ATTN:DIRECTOR / CEO
With due respect, trust and humility, I write to you this proposal, which I believe would be of great interest to you. I find your contact while I was doing a private research on the Internet for a reliable and capable foreign partner that will assist my family and I to transfer fund to his personal or private account and for investment purpose.
I am MR.IDRISS BATUTA the son of Late Mr.IRAVIN BATUTA, who was the "Chairman" of the farmers co-operation in Zimbabwe. My Father was among the few blacks that were murdered in cold blood by the President Robert Mugabe Administration during the land dispute that just happened in Zimbabwe. After the death of my Father, we decided to move out of ZIMBABWE because our lives were in danger because of the money that my father kept in his hidden safe in our house. The amount contained in the safe is $12,000,000 (TWELVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS).
this money was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the farms and establishment of new farms in Swaziland. Before his death, his is a Major shareholder of companies in Zimbabwe. After my Father died we moved to South Africa and deposited this money in a security company in a box as valuables belonging to our foreign partner pending when we see somebody that will assist us transfer this fund to his account oversea and for the safety of our family. We are presently in South Africa as Refugee) (Asylum Seekers and as such the law of South Africa does not permit us to operate or open any bank account here in South Africa or be involved in any financial transaction with the bank. That is why we contacted you to assist us in this transaction.
We are ready to compensate you with 30% of the total fund for accepting to assist us, contact me on the above phone and fax number indicating your interest as soon as possible, on receiving of your acceptance, I shall be glad to give you more clarification on the modalities needed for smooth successful completion of this transaction. this webpage more details http://www.rte.ie/news/2000/0418/zimbabwe.html. As soon asi hear from you i will funish with my private phone and fax number.
I anticipate your quick response.
MR. IDRISS BATUTA
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