From: james hamilton
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 12:32 AM
Subject: BUSINESS INVESTMENT
FROM THE DESK OF JAMES HAMILTON
You may be surprised to receive this letter from me since you do not know me
personally, the purpose of my introduction is that, I am james hamilton, the
first son of Mr. peter hamilton, who was recently murdered in the land
dispute in Zimbabwe. I was furnished with viable information from the
International trade Center here South Africa and in support with the chamber
of commerce the same South Africa (JHB) hence l decided to write you.
Before the death of my father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit
the sum of US$8.5 Million (EIGHT Million Five Hundred Thousand United States
Dollars), in one of the private security company, as if he foresaw the
looming danger in Zimbabwe. This money was deposited in a box as germ
stones to avoid much demurrage from Security Company. This amount was meant
for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the farms and established
of new farm in Swaziland.
This land problem came when Zimbabwean President Mr. Robert Mugabe introduce
a new Land Act reform which wholly affected the rich white farmers and some
few blacks farmers.And this resulted to the killing and mob action by
Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society. In fact, a lot of
people was killed because of this land reformed Act for which my father was
one of the victim.
It is against this background that, I and my family who are currently
staying in South Africa decided to transfer my father's money to foreign
account since the law of South Africa prohibit a refugee (asylum seeker) to
open any bank account or to be involved in any financial transaction
througout the teritorial zone South Africa. As the eldest son of my father,
I am saddle with the responsibility of seeking a genuine foreign account
where this money could be transferred without the knowledge of my government
who are bent from taking everything we have got. The South African
government seems to be playing along with them. I am faced with the dilemma
of investing this amount of money in South Africa for fear of going through
the same experience in future since both countries have similar political
history. Moreover, the South African Foreign Exchange policy does not allow
such investment as an asylum seeker.
As a businessman, who I have to entrust my future and of my family in his
hands, I must let you know that this transaction is risk free. If you
accept to assist me and my family all I want you to do for me is to make
arrangements and come to Johannesburg - South Africa, so that you can open a
non-resident account which will aid us in transferring the money into any
account you will nominate overseas. This money I intend to use for
I have two options for you, firstly you can choose to have certain
percentage of the money for nominating your account for this transaction.
Or you can go into partnership with me for the proper profitable investment
of the money in your country. Whichever the options you want, feel free to
notify me I have also mapped out 5% of this money for all kinds of expenses
incurred in the process of this transaction. If you do not prefer a
partnership I am willing to give you 25% of the money while the remaining
70% will be for my investment in your country.
Contact me with the above telephone E-mail or fax numbers while I implore
you to maintain the absolute secrecy required in this transaction.
(For the Family)