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From: "mickelson simmens" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 06:42:14 -0600
Subject: from Mickelson.Feb,23th.2009.URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL.
FROM, MICKELSON MOSOLA SIMMENS
17, WRIGHT STREET,
URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL.
Obviously I need urgent assistant of a foreign investor to transfer sum
amount of fund that belongs to me as INHERITANCE FUND from my late beloved
father, my reason of transferring the fund is to invest the fund in to REAL
ESTATE DEVELOPER in your country since I am no longer comfortable to
continue staying here in this country to go into any kind of business for
my dear life.
My name is MR.MICKELSON MOSOLA SIMMENS the son of MR. FRANK IVAN SIMMENS of
Zimbabwe; it was the current crisis against the farmers in Zimbabwe from the
support of our President ROBERT MUGABE to claim all the white owned farms to
his camp. my father was one of the successful black farmers in my country
that opposed against MUGABE'S will and ideas, do to he opposed his idea,
his cambers invaded our farms, burnt everything in the farms, killed my
father and looted most valuable properties that belongs to my late father.
Meanwhile, before his death, he deposited US$24.8M (TWENTY FOUR MILLION,
EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) with a private security
company which I will disclose to you as soon as we move forward to
successful of the transaction. I agree to offer you 30% of the total fund if
it pleases you to help me out to secure this fund and to help me to register
a business in my name in your country as soon as the fund is successfully
transferred into your country.
MICKELSON MOSOLA SIMMENS.
(For the family).
PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON IN MY COUNTRY ZIMBABWE.