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Have you received an email from "David Martin Olds", who says "I decided to contact you after I went through my father's file. Hence we confide in you."? And what follows is a convoluted sob story of one misery after another, along with a healthy dose of gibberish, spelling errors, terrible gram, syntax and punctuation, not exactly befitting an extremely wealthy person. And now, poor bereaved "David Martin Olds", needs YOUR help to secure the funds there in your Country. Odd that they'd pick a total stranger, in a foreign country to trust their money to, don't you think?
Of course, it is a scam. Don't reply to it.
From: David Martin
Date: 3/21/2007 8:35:06 AM
Subject: Dear Friend,
Good day. I decided to contact you after I went through my father's file. Hence we confide in you. we sincerely seek your assistance.
My name is Mr.David Martin Olds, the only son of Mr.Martin Olds, a wealthy farmer whom Our wicked President Robert Mugabe murdered my father, before I ran way from my country because I have become his next target to eliminate. You will read more stories about President Mugabe's brutal acts by visiting this web site: www.rte.ie/news/2000/0418/zimbabwe.html
Here is my reason for contacting you. Before the death of my father, he deposited the sum of Ten Million US Dollars (US$10,000,000.00) with a security company,The money was deposited as a gem/precious stone in a metal trunk box to avoid seizure and much demurrage from the security company organization. This money was earmarked for the purchase of new machinery and chemicals for the farms and the establishment of new farms in Lesotho and Swaziland.
The government seized my father's farms and bank account before his Murder. He told me everything concerning the funds while he was still Alive. This is why I need your assistance in securing the funds there in your Country, so that I can arrange on how to come over to your country for the investment of the fund, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total fund for your assistance.as you may know that the financial law and regulations of the government does not give we assylum seekers financial rights to such huge sum of money. In view of this, The monetary policy/law does not allow such investment by an asylum seeker or refugee. Please, let me know if you can assist me, so that I can give you more details on how we shall proceed.
As I wait for your urgent Responsen with my email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), please treat this information as top secret.