Analysis: Simple hoax letter. Decently written and much more
legitimate sounding than most. However if you read it, closely, you
notice that a man is writing it, but then says he went through a
customary 2 year mourning period for his HUSBAND. Now either he is
saying he is homosexual or he got this letter from someone else and
simply forgot to change the tense from masculine to feminine, or he
just is not smart enough. I am guessing the latter.. LOL.
Dear Friend My name is Mr. Frank Bello and my mother's name is Mary Bello. I
am a refugee from Zimbabwe presently residing in South Africa. I am
contacting you on behalf of the Bello's family with a great sense of
loss having just finished a customary two (2) year period of
mourning for my late husband, Mr. James Bello. Thank you for your
attention, I must apologize firstly for contacting you by this
medium because I had no other option. I am prepared to offer you a
substantial amount of money for you to assist my family in this
My late husband, Mr. James Bello was a very rich Zimbabwean
farmer who was murdered in his farm by the War veterans who took
over his farm due to his position as Administrative secretary of the Matabelel and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the main
opposition party in my country Zimbabwe kicking against the wicked
acts of Mr. Robert Mugabe, the incumbent prime minister against the
White farmers. As you may be aware, Prime Minister Robert Mugabe
introduced new land reforms, which was particularly not favourable
for the rich white farmers and few black farmers (my father
inclusive). After his death, I had to flee with my mother and
sister to South Africa because we were secretly informed of his
plans to kill us.
Before his death, my father had sold off his farming equipments and
was preparing to re-locate to neighbouring Botswana where he was
negotiating another expanse of land to set up another farm, but due
to the tip-off he had received about his farm being up for seizure,
he had diverted the proceeds of sale of his equipments and other
monies to tune of US$45,000,000 (forty Five Million Dollars) into
vault company in South Africa. He also gave us the transaction codes
for the deposit and specifically instructed that we should contact a
foreigner who will take delivery of the deposit once we are ready to
make use or transfer the funds . All I need is your trustworthiness
to be able to entrust the above said amount and help me with
We decided to move to the Republic of South Africa where HE
deposited the money in a Security Company as valuables which we want
to transfer to Europe because of economic instability in Africa. So,
I decided to contact overseas Individual that will assist me to move
this money out of South Africa, because we are asylum seekers here
in South Africa which disqualifies us from operating an account or
getting involved in any financial transaction here in South Africa.
We have agreed to give you from the total sum 30% for helping us to
move this money to your country while 70% will be for my family to
invest in your country.
I am contacting you as the only son of my father,i'm 29 years old
and the next of kin to my father's estate.
If this correspondence touches your conscience, please feel free to
contact us on his email firstname.lastname@example.org i'm in a good
position to give you further information regarding the transaction
as the next of kin.
The funds are not of illegal origin,
it is not being traced or
investigated, it is not stolen money, it is money that my father
made as a farmer and from selling his farm properties and I assure
you there is no risk involved for you, Please do not ignore this
correspondence and treat with utmost confidentiality due to the
volume of money involved.
I await your urgent reply.
Mrs Mary Tandi
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