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Advance Fee Fraud: Jacob Moboyo

This is a plain 419, notable only for the fact that it was sent to my legacy address rather than the usual approach of web-scraping. Also, it arrived twice. Both instances came from (in Africa), one on Thu, 04 Aug 2005 22:56:10 +0000, the other on Thu, 04 Aug 2005 23:51:26 +0000.

From Mr. Jacob Moboyo.
Telephone + 27 72 135 8631.


My name is Jacob Moboyo, the elder son of Mr. Tami Moboyo of Zimbabwe.
This might be a surprise to you about where I got your contact address. I got your address from the South African Chamber of Commerce in Johannesburg, South Africa.

During the current war against the farmers in Zimbabwe
from the supports of our President Robert Mugabe to
claim all the white-owned farms to his party members
and his followers, he ordered all white farmers to
surrender all farms to his party members and his

My father is One of the best farmers in our country
and because he did not support Mugabes ideas,Mugabes
supports invaded my fathers farm and burnt everything
in the farm,killing my father and made away with a lot
of items in my fathers farm.

Before his death, my father had deposited with of the
Security Company in Johannesburg, South Africa the sum
father, we decided to move to the Republic of South
Africa where he had deposited the money in the
Security Company as valuables.

So I decided to contact overseas firm or a private Individual
that will assist me to move this money out of South Africa because
as asylum seekers we are not allowed to operate any Bank Account within South Africa.
We have agreed to offer you 25% of the total sum for your assistance, while 75% will
be for me and my family to invest in your country.

You can reach my Mother on this number but please note that she does not speak much of English.please do email us through the below email address.

Tel+ 27 72 135 8631

Thanks and God bless.

Best Regards
Mr. Jacob Moboyo.

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