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Fake Email From Helen Thabo to Transfer Money Out of South Africa

Subject: Hello
From email address: h_thab@akpasubimail.biz

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Mrs. Helen Thabo
TEL: +27-73-042-9633
FAX: +27-86-663-6226


I know this email would be of great surprise to you which I believe would be of great interest to you. I'm looking for a capable foreign partner that will assist my family and me.

During the current crises against white farmers in Zimbabwe and from the support of our President Robert Mugabe to take over all the white owned farms and my late husband as at then was in joint farm business with a white farmer in our country.

All the white farmers were ordered to surrender their farms to his black party members and his followers. My husband was one of the co-joint farmers in our country and treasury of the farmer's co-operation. He did not support this motive and so the party members invaded my husband's farms and burnt everything in the farm, killed my husband with his white associate and made away with a lot of items in their farm.

After the death of my husband, my child and I decided to move out of Zimbabwe. When we are preparing to leave, I found a file that was containing depository documents of a huge amount of money with one of the Security Company in South Africa for purchasing of agricultural equipment's and chemicals before his date occur. Some money was kept which amounted to 12million dollars. On our arrival to the Republic of South Africa where we issued an asylum permit (Refugee), which by there Government law does not allow us of immediate claim and right due to our political status as Asylum seeker.

I was advice to get an overseas firm whom will assist me to move this money out of South Africa , since we are not permitted at the present to self claim of the money and for the fact that my late husband has a foreign co-business associate. If you consider this proposal, we will give you 25% of the total sum for helping us to move this money out to your country and 75% will be for me and my family to invest in your country in any lucrative business of our choice.

If you should accept to assist me, I will need you to come over for more clarification and arrangement on how to move the money to your bank account in your country. Please furnish me with your personal phone and fax numbers for easy communication. You can contact my son PRINCE THABO on the above telephone number. NOTE: that this transaction is 100% risk free and absolutely confidential.

Thanks and God bless you.

MRS. Helen Thabo
TEL: +27-73-042-9633
FAX: +27-86-663-6226
(For the Family)

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Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 07:27:34 -0700
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