Angolan Money Transfer

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Urban Legend   False
Chain Mail




Related to Nigerian Money Transfer, et al.
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This is a scam. There a large number of variants of this scam now. The common features are "loads of money" and an African country. They all want some money-up-front and that is the way the scam artists make their money.

Don't be fooled or blinded by greed, this is a scam! 

Subject: POSTE

29th march,02

Dear sir/MADAM


First I must solicit your strictest confidence in this affair, though I know a transaction of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive but I am assuring you all will be well at the end of the day if
you follow my instructions carefully. My name is Yanate Conan Jonas Savimbi, son of the late Jonas Savimbi ,leader of Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) until is demise on the 22nd February,2002.

After my fathers death, agents of President Eduardo Dos Santos, have commenced incursions into regions erstwhile controlled by my father and are making attempts to confiscate all known business interests of his and his family members, this will lead to untold hardship in consolidating what was left us by our late breadwinner. Prior to my fathers demise, his guerrilla operations was funded by sympathetic individuals and notable world leaders who believed his ideology , that
communism was not a better political system in the new world order, as evident in ending of the Cold War and the fall of Berlin Wall etc

Since the demise of my father, our family have been under severe restriction , also seized were our traveling passports to keep our movements in check. My sole aim of contacting you is to assist us
salvage our only remaining family treasure, a cash sum of US$36million, being proceeds from my fathers solid minerals investments. This funds were stashed in a security vault in South
Africa, out of foresight for a likely situation which I and my family members now found our selves. I hereby solicit your assistance to enable me move this funds into your custody overseas, for subsequent
investments in any viable area you might deem fit to advise. It may interest you to know that modalities have been perfected to move this funds to you through a diplomatic security courier agency as soon as
you respond in the affirmative, indicating your interest and capability to handle this affair. I will thus send you the shipment airwaybill, so that you can help claim this luggage on trust on behalf of me and my entire family pending my arrival in your country. Needless to say the trust reposed in you at this junction is enormous, I am willing to offer you an agreeable percentage of this funds on
conclusion of this transaction.

Finally, I believe that I have been very open, clear and sincere in my representation to you and I look forward to perfecting this arrangement with you, but most importantly do acknowledge
receipt of this mail using my email and for further clarification of this matter. And for your information, I will not be able to
communicate with you by telephone at this moment as this could be monitored. Thanking you in anticipation of your assistance.

Quote ref.# YCJS/01 in your response. Thank you, God Bless!

Please ignore any messages regarding this scam and do not pass on any messages regarding it. Passing on messages about this hoax serves only to further propagate it.

You can find more about the 4-1-9 scams here.

There are many reports from both the UK and the USA that a surprising number of mugs….er….I mean unsuspecting victims have lost a significant amount of money, and occasionally their life too (so much so that it has been subject to an FBI warning as well one from the US Secret Service).

You can send copies of these scams to: and they will follow them up.

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