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Dear Sir, From The Wanaga’s Family… Please View Attachment !

Scam Email received June 17, 2018 from cmwanaga002@yahoo.com

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Dear Sir, From The Wanaga’s Family… Please View Attachment !

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Dear Sir, From The Wanaga’s Family… Please View Attachment !

Dear Sir, From The Wanaga’s Family… Please View Attachment ! – mwanaga@yahoo.com

Dear Sir, Permit me to introduce myself if this massage came to you as a surprise, I am Collins Mbano Wanaga a Zimbabwean citizen presently taking refugee in GHANA west Africa. Due to crises in my country coupled with the assassination of my late father Mr. Desmond Wanaga. Who was killed by PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE war veteran association who are calling for the white collection of farm land from all white settlers in Zimbabwe which is wrong. My father due to his stand over these issues fell out with the ruling party of PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE. Now I, my mother and my kid sister had to flee from our country to find refuge here in GHANA. Before the death of my father he was a major dealer of Diamond and Merchandise. He secretly moved these funds acquired from various sales in two trunk-boxes and deposited it in a security company in Ghana. But at the time of deposit he told the security company that it is family valuables that are contained in the boxes. The total amount contained in the two boxes is $20 MILLION USD. Unknowingly to the security company. Please I want you to know that when my father heard of the plot by PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE to kill him, he instructed the security company in Ghana to move the boxes containing the money to LONDON by DIPLOMATIC COURIER SERVICE. But unfortunately my father could not escape out of ZIMBABWE; he was eventually killed, though he could not claim the boxes before his untimely death. The boxes is presently in LONDON under the care of the DIPLOMATIC agent that moved it to LONDON but the DIPLOMAT or the CUSTOMS don’t know that it&s money that is in the boxes. We have all the vital documents with us, We therefore contacted you as a trust worthy, God fearing and experience person of your caliber to help us travel to LONDON to receive and invest this money in your country and take us as one family and will also buy a house for us over there where we can live safely. IF you are interested please send me your, 1, Full names. 2, your Private Telephone and fax Number. 3, Current residential address, 4, Occupation as well as ID (intn&l passport or driver&s license) I have attach my refugee ID, my kid sister and my mother also the documents of the boxes for evidence of the deposit. the only thing that is required to do is to obtain an AFFIDAVIT OF CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP in your name from the law court, then, the security company will order the diplomatic agent in LONDON to hand the boxes over to you as the receiver, regarding to this transaction, we are prepared to give you 25% of the money for your assistance.Please do reply through my private email address: (mwanaga@yahoo.com). We are expecting to hear from you soonest. Stay blessed. yours sincerely, Collins Mbano Wanaga. For the family. mwanaga@yahoo.com

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