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Scam Email From Wilson Zamani of Zimbabwe

It still amazes us how day after day after day, spam emails continue to arrive in our inboxes. The email below is the most common type of scam email that is out there. We hope by now, more and more innocent and inexperienced internet users are aware of these types of emails; and that they don't fall for it.

If this is the first time you've read such email, kindly send a link to your friends and family so they may know. Be aware! Beware!

From email address: WILSON ZAMANI

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TELL: 27-73-142 0400

My name is MR.WILSON ZAMANI the elder son of MR. JOHNSON ZAMANI, from the
Republic of Zimbabwe. It might be a surprise to you where I got your contact address. I got your contact address from the internet on line when am searching a capable and reliable person who will help me to transfer this fund out of South Africa for investment purpose.

During the current war against the Farmers in Zimbabwe, from the supporters of our President Robert Mugabe, in his effort to chase all the white Farmers out of the country, He ordered all the white Farmers to surrender their farms to his Party members and his followers. My father was one of the best and successful farmers in our country, and Formerly the Finance Minister of Robert Mugabe Administration,but he did not support the idea of dispossessing the white farmers of their land.

Because of this, his farm was invaded and burnt by Government supporters. In the course of the attack, my father was killed, and the invaders made away with a lot of items from my fathers farm. And our family house was utterly destroyed.

Before the death of my father, he drew my attention to the sum of USD11M.(Eleven Million Dollars).which he deposited with a Security company in South Africa . My Mother, my only sister and I decided to move out of Zimbabwe for our own safety, because our lives were in danger, We decided to move to the Republic of South Africa where my father deposited this money. Till date the security company is not aware of the content of the consignment because my father used his diplomatic immunity as at that time to deposit the consignment as important personal valuables.

We decided to contact overseas person/firm who will assist us to move the money out of South Africa. This becomes necessary because as political Asylum seekers, we are not allowed to own or operate a Bank account. If you accept this proposal, you shall receive 25% of the entire amount for your assisting us to move this money out. 70% of this amount shall be for us, and the remaining 5% shall be mapped out for expenses incurred in the course of the transaction.

All we need you to do is to furnish me with your personal phone, city code and fax numbers for easy communication. Note that this transaction is 100% risk-free and absolutely confidential. Please contact me with this telephone number + 27-73-142 0400 . immediately for more details.

Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.

Urgent response and call awaited

Best regards

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