Off Topic Messages


Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:27 pm

I got this in the mail today :D :

Dear Sir/Madam,
You may be surprised to receive this letter from me, since you dont know me
personally; I am Harry Frank the son of Dr.Tango Frank who was recently
murdered in a land dispute in Zimbabwe.
I am writing this letter to request your assistance and confidentiality to
handle a transfer of fund into a Foreign account and I decided to write you,
my late father was among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers murdered in
cold blood by the agents of the ruling Government of President Robert
Mugabe, for his alleged support and sympathy for the Zimbabwean opposition
party controlled by the white minority, Before my fathers death, he has
taken to Johannesburg and deposited the sum of Twenty Five Million, Five
hundred Thousand United State Dollars ($25.5 million)with a Security and
Finance Company as if he foreseen the looming danger in Zimbabwe. The money
was deposited in a box as valuable items to avoid over taxed custom
This money was allocated for the purchase of new Machinery and chemical
products for Agro allied farm and for the establishment of new farms in
Lesotho and Swaziland. These land problems arose when President Robert
Mugabe introduced a new land act that wholly affected the rich white
farmers, and the blacks vehemently condemned the modus operandi adopted by
the government. This resulted to rampant Killings and mob action by the war
veterans and some political thugs, precisely more than three thousands
(3,000) people have so far been killed.
Heads of government from the west, especially Britain and United States have
voiced their condemnation of Mugabes plans. Subsequently, South Africa
Development Community (S.A.D.C) has continuously supported Mugabes new land
act, it is against this background that my entire family who are currently
residing in South Africa have decided to transfer my fathers money into a
foreign account. As the eldest son of my father, I am saddled with the
responsibility of seeking a genuine foreign account where this money could
be transferred without the knowledge of my government who are tactically
freezing our familys wealth and South Africa government seem to be playing
along with them. I am faced with the dilemma of investing this money in
South Africa for the fear of encountering the same experience in the future,
since both countries have the same political history.
More so, The South Africa Foreign Exchange policy does not allow such
investment, Hence I am seeking for political asylum in The Netherlands. As a
business person whom I entrusted my future and that of my family into his
hands, I must let you know that this transaction is 100% risk free and the
nature of your business does not necessarily matter. For your assistance, we
are offering you 30% of the sum 60% for me and my family, while 10% will be
mapped out for any expenses that we may incurred during this transaction. We
wish to invest our money on commercial properties based on your advice.
Finally, I will demand for assurance that you will not sit on the money when
it gets to your personal or company account in your country.
If this proposal is accepted by you, please confirm your interest by sending
me an email through (
Best regards,
Harry Frank.

I know there's a catch to this, but what is it? anybody seen this kinda thing before?

Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:59 pm

This is one of the oldest (and most successful) e-mail scams out there. All they want is your bank account number. Once they have it, you can kiss your money good-bye. Rumor has it that Curtis fell for it.


Fri Jul 11, 2003 1:06 am

Thanks Tom for the info...

Fri Jul 11, 2003 6:36 am

I get similar ones about every two or three days.
Straight to the trash they go.

jeff R

Sun Jul 13, 2003 9:08 pm

Tom in North Carolina wrote:This is one of the oldest (and most successful) e-mail scams out there. All they want is your bank account number. Once they have it, you can kiss your money good-bye. Rumor has it that Curtis fell for it.


Hey tom
i never fell for it. but it was kinda funny when i got that kinda of e-male

curtis simpkins

Mon Jul 14, 2003 4:16 pm

Yeah, sure.....simpkins.


Mon Jul 14, 2003 4:18 pm


Mon Jul 14, 2003 4:57 pm

Yeah, I wasn't going to ask about that one KHoots.


Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:38 am

At work we get that sort of 'trash' mail once per week, just one more email to 'trash!'.

Tue Jul 15, 2003 2:50 pm

Another one for the road... :D :

My name is Madam Villaran Nenita. A complete citizen
of the Philippines, widow to the late former minister
of finance in Philippine who died on 15th of May 2002.
My husband fell sick and he was flown to France for
treatment but later died of ulcer and he has been

I inherited a total sum of 12 million dollars from my
late husband, this money which is concealed in a
metallic trunk box is deposited with a security and
finance company here in Philippine. Due to the
instruction I laid down before I deposited the box,
that I needed maximum security/safety of my
consignment and no body nor government organization
can trace the where about of the box until I am ready
and prepare to claim it. for this reason the security
company used their diplomatic means to send the box
out of Philippines to Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire where
they have their underground secrete vault. This
deposit was coded under a secret arrangement as a
family treasure. This means that the security company
does not know the content of this trunk box that was
sent from the Philippine to Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire
under a diplomatic coverage for safe keeping. My main
purpose of sending you this mail is because of
the way I found you and perhaps trustworthy to give
you this priority of shipping the box of
money to any address that you think is very secure and
save in your country with your percentage of which we
shall chat on soon.

In fact, since the death of my husband, his brothers
has been seriously chasing me around with constant
treats, trying to suppress me so that they might have
the documents of his landed properties and confiscate
them. They have successfully collected all his
properties, yet they never stopped there, they told me
to surrender all bank account of my late husband,
which I did, but I never disclose to them this deposit
with the security company in Abidjan- Côte d´Ivoire,
because this is where my future and destiny lies upon.
The family of my late husband never aware of the
secret existence of this deposit which I made with the
security company and they can never be aware of it.
Out of fear of my late husbands family, and when the
situation becomes uncontrollable because of pressure
on me from the Government of the Philippines, I decide
to look for a trustworthy person who could assist me
retrieve this box of money from the security company
for onward lodgement into his account for the purpose
of future investment. Consider my situation as a widow
and come to my rescue. There is need for urgent action
because I'm paying
$100 dollars per day as a demurrage to the
securitycompany for safe keeping this consignment.
This is the contact of the company in Abidjan -cote
d'Ivoire (22 507781620) for you to call them now
and give them your safe address for the immediate
shipment of the box to commence today. I will send you
the Authorization Certificate to call them in my next
mail which is the Certificate of deposit that they
gave me on the very day when the box of money was
deposited under their company. I give thanks immensely
for your co-operation as I
look forward to hear from you soon. Address your
responds to my Private email address
( ) for quick conclusion of
this business.

All the best,

Madam Villaran Nenita