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      You've got to read the first one. Read it as it is, what is actually there. Look at the words and how they are used in various places in the letter. " I solicit for your honest assistance to a family shattered by lyric governmet." It's great. There's no other way to describe this one other than whoever wrote it HAD to be using something from Microsoft to translate whatever language they were writing in into American English. Really. How else could you explain it? To intentionally write like this is a lot of work and takes considerable effort, planning, and re-writing. Trust the Desk on this one, It's Done It for various stories and articles.
      The second one is less funny. It is a serious attempt both to get somebody to break the law, and for the scammer to rip them off in the process. Yes, it's the old foreign/ counterfeit check scam, but what's worse, it came out of and the scammer is evidently a respected employer who is working with CareerBuilder (who trumpets about being a partner with CNN) to find you employment. If they keep this up, they might also want to post links to bail bondsmen and criminal defense lawyers.

      We'll skip the usual analysis and cut to the chase here.

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Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 11:39:45 +0100
From: 'victor mathew' @
Reply-to: 'victor mathew'
To: The Desk

Dear Sir/Madam,

Don’t be surprised to receive this letter, I am VICTOR MATHEW, son of (Mr. BONGANI T MATHEW, A TOBACCO FARMER IN ZIMBWABWE) my father was murdered by Zimbabwe veterans and critics lack people of ZANU-PF ruling party, if you are conversant with CNN AFRICA.

Before the death of my father . He was a prosperous tobacco and coffee farmer who has invested much in agricultural sector and a very major sponsor of the opposition party MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRATIC CHANGE). President ROBERT MUGABE and his ZANU-PF ruling party with the new land reform system, the government land being occupied by whites and some rich farmers who are opposing his consistent stay in power and radical and unnecessary reforms targeted to dehumanizing his political opponents and high rate of abuse of human rights which led to the killing of some members of opposition party including my father, MR BONGANI T MATHEW.

I acknowledge very well that my father deposited the sum of (U$18) Eighteen Million, United States Dollars, with a security and financial company here in  Johannesburg, South Africa with the intention of using it for the purchase of new farm machineries and chemicals for agricultural purpose as well as purchasing hectares of land in Zimbabwe.Your contact was courtesy of ecplaza site information network online. With the high risk of staying in my country we are now on political asylum (refugee) here in Republic of South Africa, my position does not allow me to open an account or to normalize this fund to any meaningful business transaction, I want you to understand that this is purely family fund not money laundering affair.

I solicit for your honest assistance to a family shattered by lyric governmet. I want this fund to be transferred to your nominated account overseas, with your partnership, I will invest in your country. I and my mother have agreed to offer you 25% of the fund for your kind asistance then 5% will be for any possible expenses that might occur in the process of the transactin while 70% will be for my family investment in your country. Be assured that all the necessary documents backing this fund has been arranged by me and my attorney, feel free to ask any question regrding this transaction. Practically, once you show your willingness to assist us, we can arrange of when to come down here in South Africa.

Hoping to hear from you soonest, kindly contact me through my  private email address: to facilitate this transaction. I need your urgent and confident response towards this matter.
Yours sincerely,

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From: "Disabled Healthcare"
To: The Desk
Subject: Today Job Alert
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 14:28:53 -0800

Dear Candidate, 

This is Mrs. Elita Hubbert, assistant staff manager from Disabled International Healthcare. We have analyzed your resume and have found one job available for you with GUARANTEED $5,500 every month INCOME.

 Disabled International Healthcare company seeking dependable, enthusiastic representatives. If you have a desire to work at home, WITHOUT ANY SELLING INVOLVED, this is the job for you! No matter what you do for a living, whether you are a teacher, a doctor, a lawyer, a secretary, nurse, housewife or construction worker. Without any Previous internet experience our company will provide a less complicated way, a smoother road to move ahead financially. We don't ask experience, just few hours are needed in one week. We are a company based in United Kingdom . We receive orders from US and we need a representative to process the payments due to the delays in clearing checks here.
- Flexible program
- Work at home: checking e-mail and going to the bank
- Professional contact team with very good support and communication skills
- Commission: 10% of every money order/check that clears, instantly cash in hand that you will deduct from the cashed amount. If you receive a check of $1,000.00 your net income is $100.00, our company supports any fees. You will process at least 2-3 orders per day and you will earn more than $200.00 cash in hand each day.

What we ask:
- Two free hours daily not including weekends
- Internet access for sending and receiving e-mails
- Means for you to cash money orders/checks at your bank using your existing bank account.
If you meet these conditions please contact us by replying at this e-mail address and ask for:

Representative Contract and detailed information about this job.

Elita Hubbert
Administrative Director
Disabled International Healthcare

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