Felix Kamala Version: “West African advanced fee” or “419” Email Scam

This is another version of the Nigerian email scam, now being sent out by “Felix Kamala.”

Read more about the history of this scam.

Personal Business Proposal.
Good Day,

With warm hearts I offer my friendship, and my greetings, and I hope
this letter meets you in good time. It will be surprising to you to
receive this proposal from me since you do not know me personally.
However, I am sincerely seeking your confidence in this transaction,
which I propose with my free mind and as a person of integrity.

My name is Felix Kamala the son of Mr. A.Y Kamala, a farmer from
Zimbabwe, murdered in the land dispute in my country. As led by my
instinct, I decided to contact you through email, after searching for
contacts via the internet, as it is the only means I can contact anybody
since I am cutting off ties with Zimbabwe for now. I apologize if this
is not acceptable to you.

The purpose of this letter is to seek your most needed assistance in a
business venture. Due to the land and political problems in Zimbabwe, as
a result of President Robert Mugabe’s introduction of new Land Act
Reform wholly affecting the rich white farmers and the few rich black
farmers. Actually all white farmers were asked to surrender their farms
to the government for re-distribution and infact to his political party
members and my father though black was the treasury of the farmers
association and a strong member of an opposition party that did not
support the president’s idea.

Thereafter he then ordered his party members and the police under his
pay row to invade my father’s farm and burn down everything in the farm.
They killed my father and took away a lot of items from his farm. After
the death of my father, our local pastor and a close friend of my father
handed us over his will documents with instructions from my father that
we should leave Zimbabwe incase anything happen to him. The will
documents has a certificate of deposit, confirming a cash deposit
totaling Fifteen million five hundred thousand united state dollars.
[15.5m] Kept in custody for us in a security company unknown to the
company that the content is money hence it was deposited as personal
belongings. This money was deposited with this Private Security Company
for safety and security reasons, and was to be used for the purchase of
land, new machines and chemicals establishment of new farms in Botswana.

This violent and barbaric act by Mugabe has since led to the death of my
beloved mother and kid sister and other innocent lives. I was
continually threatened to abandon my inheritance from my father after he
was murdered. I resisted for a while, but when the danger became
unbearable, and I survived two murder attempts, I fled Zimbabwe with the
help of my father’s close friend Mr. John Casahans from Australia also a
farmer who was leaving in Zimbabwe with us but left with his family
following this ugly development I have tried to reach him but all to no
avail. I am currently staying in the Netherlands where I am seeking
political asylum. In fact my decision to come here to seek asylum, is
because the security company from South Africa, has a branch here, I
have contacted them to move the safe deposit from their office in
Johannesburg here, which they have since done.

Therefore I need to transfer this money to an account and invest part of
the money. Since the law of Netherlands prohibits a refugee (asylum
seeker) to open any bank account or to be involved in any financial
transaction, this is why I am seeking a genuine and reliable partner,
whose account this money can be transferred, hence this proposal to you.
You have to understand that this decision taken by me is a very big and
brave one, and it entrusts my future in your hands, as a result of the
safe keeping of this money. If you accept to assist me, all I want you
to do for me, is to assist with arrangements to claim the deposit from
the security company’s office here in The Netherlands, as it has now
been transferred from Johannesburg, South Africa to their branch here.
The company will be legally informed of you representing me.

For your assistance, I have two options for you. Firstly you can choose
to have 20% of the money for your assistance, and helping me open an
account for the money to be deposited here, or you can go into
partnership with me for the proper profitable investment of the money in
your country. Whichever the option you want, please to notify me in your
reply. I have also set aside 1 % of this money for all kinds of expenses
that come our way in the process of this transaction, and 4% for Charity
donation. If you prefer to accept the 20% for your moral and financial
assistance then the balance will be left in the account here for me.

Please, I want you to maintain absolute secrecy for the purpose of this
transaction. Your reply should be sent to my private email address only
felixkamala1@indiatimes.com. I look forward to your reply and
co-operation, and I thank you in advance as I anticipate your
co-operation.

Sincerely Yours,
Felix Kamala.
PLEASE YOU CAN READ ABOUT PROBLEMS IN ZIMBABWE FROM THE LINKS BELOW.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/918781.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/715001.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1063785.stm

Author: Dave Nielsen

I started using computers in 1978 on the Apple II and was first online (using my “high-speed” 1200 baud modem) in 1989. I’ve managed web sites for several Fortune 500 companies and for internet start-ups. Working for one of those start-ups is what brought me into the world of credit. I was part of the the executive team that ran QSpace, the first company to offer credit reports over the internet.

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