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I got another of those “419” (named after the section of the Nigerian penal code it specifically contravenes. Yeah, so many of these scamsters are Nigerian they had to make a specific law against it) scam e-mails today. Read and enjoy (how does anyone ever fall for this sh*t?)
(presented in Hotmail format as i got it at my hotmail address)
And no, my e-mail address isn’t any of those appearing in the headers. It’s one of the tricks the scammers use. See, it even has (what I assume is) the official-looking Tiscali bit on the end of the e-mail
********e-mail follows***************

From : martins mbeki
Reply-To :
Sent : 20 February 2005 00:09:03
Subject : greetings from martins

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Dear Friend,

You may be surprised to receive my letter, however,I got your contact from
the Chamber of Commerce and Trade. I have decided to contact you for
and rewarding joint business.My name is MR MARTINS MBEKI, I was a Personal
Assistant to the Late Congo President, LAURENT KABILA, who was assasinated

on january 2001 and my aim of writing to you is because of the need for a
trusted and honest person, who I can entrust the sum of US$32,800,000 (Thirty
two million, eight hundred thousand USDollars).

Source of the money:I and the late president secured this money in a security
firm in EUROPE,in my name before his death. Now I can not travel out of SOUTH
AFRICA, where I am on asylum, hence I am asking for your assistance to have
this money in your care pending when I will secure travel documents to come
over to your country.If you accept this offer we shall share the money as
follows:for you, 25%, 75% for me.

I have all the title documents to the fund which I can transfer to you to
enable you have assess to it. Be assured that is risk-free and legitimate,
remember to indicate a safe telephone number where I can always reach you.
Please treat with the strictest confidentiality .Please advise me on your
position by e-mail immediately,Please I await your prompt reply.
Martins Mbeki.


Book yourself something to look forward to in 2005.
Cheap flights –
Bargain holidays –

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