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Today (April 23rd of 2007), I got an e-mail from someone from this country. I decided to search on this...

Date: 4/23/07 01:59:56 AM
Sender: pretty05
Recipient: saldapal

Hello Dear,

" Due to my careful search for an honest reliable and sincere business partner i got your contact from internet and i ask if you can be trusted not to break an agreement Still it took me time to make up my mind to contact you and to offer you this proposal of mine of which my whole life depends on please contact me through my email at
My name is Anita Yousuf, the daughter of Mr. Ahmed Bekhi Yousuf of blessed memory from Zimbabwe, During the current crises against the farmers in Zimbabwe from the supports of President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white-owned farms to his party members and his followers, he ordered all white farmers to surrender all farms to his party members and his followers. My father is One of the most successful multy farmers in our country and because he did not support Mugabe`s ideas, Mugabes supporters invaded his farm and burnt everything in the farm, killing him and made away with a lot of items in my fathers farm.I moved to chitungwiza a place near harare and recently again zimbabwean government declared moves against non-citizens in which the police took us down to the calednonia farms and forced many of us to move to an ancestral village before the catholics mission could come to rescue.for the truth of it all check the caption of bcc with this page below:
Before his death, my father had deposited with FINANCE HOUSE ABROAD, the sum of (USD $16.5 MILLION) through the diplomatic services as a family valuable in trunk box. After these incidents, the mission helped me amongst others to move to DAKAR SENEGAL where i re-located under political asylum as a refugee to seek for foreign partner overseas that will assist me to move this money out of THE PLACE OF DEPOSIT to your country as i have made up my mind to invest and live in your country. As an asylum seeker i was relocated to united nations refugee camp in LONDON and am not allowed to operate any Financial Account within UNITED KINGDOM.
I have agreed to offer you 10% of the total sum for your assistance as soon as the money get`s into your account while 5% will be mapped out for any expences that may be incurred in the course of this transaction both local and international. I want truth and honest to be our watch word in this transaction and please treat this transaction with strictly confidential for the successful out come of it. All I want you to do is to furnish me with your personal phone and fax numbers and also your private e-mail address for easy and urgent communication.

Thanks and God bless you.

Sincerely Yours,

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