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I have just received the e-mail below, is there any where that these can be reported? also all you technical guys out there can you tell me how when the e-mail is addressed to mdavid30mapuka@yahoo.co.in it ends up in my in box?

Also has anyone else received this today?

Thanks

Maria

FROM:Mr DAVIDMAPUKA

JOHANNESBURG

SOUTH AFRICA

URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL

ATTN: DIRECTOR/C.E.O

My names is PRINCE DAVID MAPUKA, the elder son of Mr. ANTHONY MAPUKA,of Zimbabwe. It might be a surprise to you where I got your contact address, I got it from net work on line South African . During the current crises against the farmers of Zimbabwe by the supporters of our President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white owned farms in our country, he ordered all the white farmers to surrender their farms to his party members and their followers.

My father was one of the best farmers in the country and knowing that he did not support the president’s political ideology, the president’s supporters invaded my father’s farm burnt down everything, shot him and

as a result of the wounds sustained, he became sick and died after two days. And after his death, I with my younger Brother decided to move out of Zimbabwe for the safety of our lives to South-Africa.

BUT, before he died HE WROTE HIS WILL, which reads "(MY BELOVEED SON ,I WISH TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE SUM OF ($21,000,000).TWENTY ONE MILLION U.S DOLLARS WHICH I DEPOSITED IN A BOX WITH A SECURITY COMPANY INJOHANNESBURG (SOUTH-AFRICA). IN CASE OF MY ABSENCE ON EARTH CAUSED BY DEATH ONLY". You

should solicit for reliable foreign partner to assist you to transfer this

money out of South Africa for investment purpose.

I deposited the money in your name and it can be claimed by you alone with the deposit code. your mother has all the documents. Take good care of your mother and brother." From the above, you will understand that the lives and future of my family depends on this money as much, I will be very grateful if you can assist us.

I with my younger brother are now living in South-Africa as POLITICAL ASYLUM SEEKERS and the financial law of SOUTH-AFRICA does not allow ASYLUM SEEKERS certain financial rights to such huge amount of money .In view of this, I cannot invest this money in South-Africa, hence I am asking you to assist me transfer this money out of South-Africa for investment purposes. For your efforts, I am prepared to offer you 20% of the total fund, while 5% will be set aside for local and international expenses and 75% will be kept for me and my family .

Finally modalities on how the transfer will be done will be conveyed to you once we establish trust and confidence between ourselves. Looking forward to your urgent reply .For detailed information. NOTE: THE KEY WORD TO THIS TRANSACTION IS ABSOLUTE CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECRECY. THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE. YOUR URGENT RESPONSE WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED. All the best,

PRINCE DAVID MAPUKA.

(FOR THE FAMILY)

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didnt get one but it is just a variant to the nigerian ones

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i didn't get this, but i did get a spoof PayPal one, which claimed to come from them and asking me to click on a link to download a small program to increase the security of my account. BUT, the link which was typed in the email as being PayPal, incl the https:\\ security address, actually was linking to an entirely different address, which i discovered before clicking it. i forwarded it to paypal security and it was a new one to them, which they've now got to investigate to track down the real senders.

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There is a note on the Barclays Bank site about a similar e-mail regarding online banking making it more secure you need to click the link etc,

I wonder how many people do reply to them?

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I've been seeing a lot of "you've won an Internet Lottery" type scam emails just recently (we use a spam/scam filter on our corporate email server which collects things like this). I think they're changing tack as hopefully everyone knows about the "I'm the wife of a murdered millionaire" emails by now and ignores them.

I'm guessing that if you responded to the lottery email they'd ask you for your address and all your bank account details (so they "could give you the money you've won") then they'd just rob you blind.

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