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This is a collection of letters I have received, asking me for 'help' or to go into business with the stranger!

BATCH NUMBER: 64/324005


We are pleased to inform you of the result of the winners of THE INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION concluded last week in our office as a part of our year bonanza. Your e-mail address attached to reference number EU/44520350 with serial numbers 42-86-20-15-73D which consequently won in the category D. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of EUR 300,000 (Three Hundred thousand Euro) in cash credited to file REF: EU/EU/44520350. This is from total prize money of EUR 1,200,000.00 shared among 4 winners in this category.

Due to mix up of some numbers and names we ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from over 350,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world as part of our International Program.

To file for your claim please contact our office in North America and quote
your Reference and Batch number, TOLL FREE: 1-

(Mr. Frank Edwards - Regional Supervisor)

All winning must be claimed not later than July 22, 2005. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.

Rick Tomas


It is my pleasure to write you in respect of our organization. We are experts in the sale of raw materials and we export into Canada/America and some parts of Europe.

We are searching for reliable representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in the Canada/America/Europe as well as legally receiving cash and all forms of payment on our behalf from them as our Representative.

Please if interested in transacting business in view of helping us so that our clients could be making payment to you being our representative overthere, we will be very glad you did, and Compensations and all other benefits will be given in due caurse.

Contact us for more information, if this proposal is suitable and acceptable to you. Please get back to us, so that remuneration can be worked out for your services as our representative in Canada/America/Europe as your location shall determine. For further information and enquiries, you could write back to: Mr.plankin Joung Consultant. China Metallurgical Import & Export Henan Company (CMIEC HN)

We anticipate your earliest response in this regard.

Mrs Clapp Paki
Secretary. China Metallurgical Import & Export Henan Company (CMIENC HN) www.cmiec.com

Dear, Sir/Madam.

Please forgive my approach if this message comes to you as suprise and may offend your personality for requesting for your assistance in a business transaction without your prior consent. My name is Mrs.Nuchoni Yaoprasirth.I am from Bangkok-Thailand and i live in Dubai-UAE. where i work with the National Bank of Dubai here in United Arab Emirates (UAE). As the chief auditor for the year 2004/2005. Last year during our auditing section for the year 2004. We discovered an abandoned deposit of Six Million Five hundred thousand United States Dollars (US$ 6.5, 000.000.00). Which belongs to a late customer of the bank who died eight years ago in a plane crash in an island in Iran. The name of the island is, Kish Island located in Iran and it is about 45 minutes to UAE. By air.

I have investigated the deposit file and records and have discovered that the late depositor of the abandoned funds is an American citizen who is an oil merchant and a contractor here in the UAE. The name of the late depositor is, Late Engr. Armen A. Seginian. And his next of kin has not been located since the death of this late customer of the above named bank here in the UAE.

Why I contacted you is for you to stand as the next of kin to the late depositor of this funds to enable us move this funds out of the bank here in Dubai-UAE. To a secured account in your country where we will both meet together to share the funds.

I will computerize and change all the information's in the next of kin column in the deposit record to tally with yours and I will use an insider in the bank to work this out, I have a national of UAE. Who is the head of credit and account department in the bank and he is having secret affairs with me, we stand the chance to make this deal a success and I have given him a brief information's about my intentions and he is also willing to do the deal with us, you will not be required to come to the bank personally, I will make an arrangements for a financial attorney who will be representing you here in Dubai-UAE for the proceed. I will offer you 20% of the total money while 10% will be used to cover any expenses which we will both incure in the in the cost of securing the abandoned funds and 70% will be for me and my partner in the bank 35% each.

Should your be interested in this business please respond with this email address and provide your name and contact information's, telephone and fax numbers to enable me provide you with more details and information's on how we will proceed.

Please I want you to note that this business is a 100% risk free transaction and it requires absolute secrecy and confidentiality, I hope you understand that the need for confidentiality in this business is to ensure security and safety considering the fact that I am a contract staff in the bank and the head of credit department who is also involve.

Please respond if you are willing to do the business with us, if you are not willing please delete the message from you mail box.

Yours faithfully.
Mrs.Nuchoni Yaoprasirth.

Attn: The President/CEO

I am Mr. David Tungay, Provincial Director Standard Bank of South Africa, Johannesburg Branch. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.

On June 6, 2001, a foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the South Africa Mining Corporation, Mr. Richard Moss made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$25,000,000.00 (Twenty- five Million Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the South Africa Mining Corporation that Mr.Richard Moss died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Richard Moss did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$25,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to South Africa Law, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the South Africa Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.

Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Richard Moss so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the Attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits which will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the service of two Attorneys for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. A bank account in any part of the world which you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you.

There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the Attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via the private email address below. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. Awaiting your urgent reply via my email:

Thanks and regards.
Mr.David Tungay.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Mr.Martin Hawkinson, CEO/ CHAIRMAN of Mold Moulding Machines in UK.

We are searching for representative who can help us establish a medium of geting to our customers in the Canada/America and Europe as well as making payments through you to us. With this position, you will be our Payment Controller. Please if you are indeed interested in transacting business with us, contact us for more information.

Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of which we will pay you for your services as our representative in Canada/America and Europe Please if you are interested forward to us your phone number/fax and your full contact address.

Thanks In advance
Managing Director,
Britannia Foundry.

Dear Brother/Sister's in Lord Christ Jesus.

Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,I am former Mrs aliza Wasilat ali rasaq,now Mrs Mary Khalid,a widow to Late ali rasaq Mohammed,I am 72years old,I am now a new Christian convert,suffering From long time cancer of the breast. From all indications, my condition is really deteriorating and is quite obvious that I may not live more than six months, because the cancer stage has gotten to a very severe stage.

My late husband was killed during the Gulf war, and during the period of ourmarriage we had a son who was also killed in a cold blood during the Gulf war.My late husband was very wealthy and after his death,I inherited all his business and wealth. My personal physician told me that I may not live for more than six months and I am so scared about this. So, I now decided to divide part of this wealth, by contributing to the development of evangelism in Africa, America, Europe and Asian Countries. This mission which will no doubt be tasking had made me to recenlty relocated to Israel,where I live presently.

I selected your church after visiting the website for this purpose and prayed over it,I am willing to donate the sum of $5.500,000.00 Million US Dollars to your Church/Ministry for the development of evangelism and also as aids for the less privileged around you.Please note that, this fund is lying in a Security Company in Europe and the company has branches, therefore my lawyer will file an immediate application for the transfer of the money in the name of your ministry. Please, do not reply me if you have the intention of using this fund for personal use other than enhancement of evangelism.

Lastly, I want you/your ministry to be praying for me as regards my entire life and my health because I have come to find out since my spiritual birth lately that wealth acquisition without Jesus Christ in one's life is vanity upon vanity. If you have to die says the keep fit and i will give you the crown of life. May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. If your are interested do reach my Attorney he lives in Paris, France.

His Particulars are

Name :Avocat Francoise Mauric

Thanks for your assistance
Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Glory Zuma
11 Elwil Centre, 14 Caledon Street,
7130, Somerset West,
Western Cape. South Africa.


With warm heart I offer my friendship, and greetings, and I hope this mail meets you in good health.

However strange or surprising this contact might seem to you as we have not met personally or had any dealings in the past, I humbly ask that you take due consideration of its importance and the immense benefit it will be to you.

After careful consideration with my children, we resolved to contact you for your most needed assistance in this manner. I duly apologize for infringing in your privacy if this contact is not acceptable to you, as I make this proposal to you as a person of integrity. I got your contacts through my personal research and out of desperation decided to reach you through this medium.

First, I wish to introduce myself properly to you. My name is Mrs. Glory Zuma, mother of three; my husband?s name is Mr. Bertus Zuma. He was on holidays in Thailand when the Tsunami struck and Swept him and others away on the 26th of December 2004.Shortly my husband died, a private securities firm in Europe contacted me as Next of kin to come forth with the Certificate of Deposit and all the relevant documents to claim a safety deposit my husband has in their Vault in his name.

I went through his library collection and to my astonishment, I discovered a file containing the Certificate of Deposit for the safety deposit with this private security firm, and other documents relating to the safety deposit.

The safety deposit, which is in trunks containing the sum of $18,000,000.00 which was generated from cash payments from his business associates in diamond trade from Antwerp, Belgium. Though I knew my late husband was in the diamond business, I did not have the knowledge that he moved funds in cash. This has came as a shock to me and my children, and we have decided to have this funds tansfered back to south africa for invested immediately in commercial and residential properties as well as profitable ventures, as any no member of my family can hold such a huge amount in our name, hence we sincerely propose to you to render us your most needed assistance in this regard.

If you agree to render us your assistance, your role in this project will be to act on my behalf as a trustee to receive the safety deposit containing the funds from the Security firm. However, I believe this transaction should be based on mutual benefit and interest.

For your reliable assistance, we are offering you 15% of the funds. I thank you in advance as we anticipate your assistance in enabling us achieve this goal. On hearing from you, I will forward the documents with the contact information the Securities Company for immediate commencement of the transaction.

Whether or not you are interested in assisting us please let us know. This will enable us make alternative plans, in the event of non-interest on your part.

With warm regards,
Mrs.Glory Zuma.

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