From the scam files:

With warm heart 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 Owen Mubane, the first son of Mapele Mubane, of the most popular
black farmer from Zimbabwe, murdered in the land dispute in my
country. As led by my instict, 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
security and safety reasons. However, 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, and his desire to hold on to power for life, my father for saw
the danger that came in Zimbabwe. Before he was murdered, he withdrew
all of our business foreign accounts in dollars and sold up our shares
in major companies. We then went to SOUTH AFRICA to deposit the sum of
US$14.5 million (Fourteen million, Five Hundred thousand US dollars),
in a private security company. 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 Europe.
President Mugabe's support for the violent Zimbabwean war veterans and
some lunatics in the society, led to the murder of my beloved father
and other innocent lives. I was continually threatened to abandon my
inheritance from my father after he was murdered. I resited for a
while, but when the danger became unbearable, and I survived two murder
attempts, I fled Zimbabwe. 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, and they have moved the deposit from their office in
Johannesburg down here. 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 entrusts my
future and 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
from their office here in The Netherlands, as it has now been
transfered from Johannesburg, South Afri! ca 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 10% 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%($145,000,00) of this money for all
kinds of expenses that come our way in the process of this transaction,
and 4% ($580,000,00) for Charity donation. If you prefer to accept the 10%
for assisting with opening an account, then 85%will be left in the
account here for me.
Please, I want you maintain the absolute secrecy for the purpose of
this transaction. I look forward to your reply and co-operation, and I
thank you in advance as I anticipate your co-operation.You can reach me
on my direct line which is 31-613-364-608 or via email
Owen Mubane.