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Invitation for Partnership Email Scam From Michael Shabalala of South Africa

Time and time again, it makes us wonder how these emails end up in our inboxes and NOT on our spam/junk folder! How can these people beat the system of Google, Yahoo, MSN among others??

Surely you can not pass this email below as legit! It has very poor grammar and lots of misspellings. The writer never bothered to use spell check to make it more "believable." Please continue to be vigilant! We include the full header when available so when people search an IP or email address or other pertinent data, the scam email will show up on search results.

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You may be surprised to receive this letter from me since you do not know me personally; the purpose of my introduction is that, I am Mr. Micheal shabalala the son of Joseph shabalala who was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe. I actual got your contact after going through a business Journal that was given to me from the commercial department of
your embassy. It is my wish to solicit for your assistance towards this regard.

Before the death of my father, he had drew my intention to large sum he deposited with a private security in South Africa . US$25.5Million (Twenty-Five Million Five Hundred Thousand united states Dollars), as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe . This money was deposited in a box as germ stones to avoid exposure since the security company is not authorized to keep cash in custody. This amount was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the farms and established of new farm in Swaziland .

This land problem came when Zimbabwean President Mr. Robert Mugabe introduce a new Land Act reform which wholly affected the rich white farmers and some few blacks farmers that are not in support of the new act. And this resulted to the killing and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society. In fact, a lot of people were killed because of this land reformed Act for which my father was one of the victim.

It is against this background that, I and my family who are currently staying in South Africa decided to transfer the said money to foreign account since the laws of South Africa prohibit a refugee (asylum seeker) to open any bank account or to be involved in any financial transaction
throughout the territorial zone South Africa, coupled with the tight relationship between Mugabe and South African president. I am saddle with the responsibility of seeking a genuine foreign account where this money could be transferred without the knowledge of my government who are bent on taking everything we have got. The South African government seems to be playing along with them. I am faced with the dilemma of investing this amount of money in South Africa for fear of going through the same experience in future since both countries have similar political history.

I must let you know that this transaction is risk free, incase you are willing to assist us actualize this business, I shall furnish you with more details regarding the arrangement that has been made so far. Be informed that we are ready to give you 20% of the total sum for your
assistance, 5% has also been mapped out to take care of any expenses during the course of the movement of fund, while the balance will be for my family investment.

Contact me with the above e-mail: Telephone number for more details, while I implore you to maintain absolute confidentiality for safety reason.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr. Micheal shabalala
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