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— From Dr.Henriette Louise Ferreira from Portugal Residing in South Africa Address: N1 Business Centre, National Road, Musina, 0900 South Africa. Email Fund Release Dept: [email protected] Tel: +27 (015) 530 3312 Fax: +27 (0) 86 558 5226 ================================================================ Hello My Dearest Beloved One. MAY THE PEACE OF THE LORD BE WITH YOU AMEN. I’ STRONGLY BELIEVE THIS IS FIRST EMAIL TO YOU REGARDING THIS PROPOSAL FROM ME: ============================================================================ Compliment of the day, I bring you my greetings; It is true that this letter may come to you as a huge surprise. Nevertheless, I humbly ask you to give me your utmost attention and hear me well. First of all I’ respectively got your email address from the (Email Database of Companies in South Africa Reserved Cape Town). My name is Dr. Henriette Louise Ferreira from Portugal (Europe). I was brought up from a motherless baby’s home in my beautiful country and was married to my late husband, Prof Engr. Frans Michael Ferreira who worked with our Embassy here in South Africa for a period of 25 years before he died. We were married for 30 years without a child before he died in a fatal car accident. Since his death I decided not to remarry. I am 67 years old now, and am suffering from a long time cancer of the breast which also affected my brain, from all indication my conditions is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious that, according to my doctors they have advised me that I may not live for the next Few Months, This is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US$8,500,000.00 (Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollar) only and that should be equivalents to: R130,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Thirty Million ZAR South African Rand) only with a reputable Bank here in South Africa. We also has some Farms Tractors Equipment’s, Executive Houses, Luxury Cars And Landed Properties, including the Two USA Franchisers which is up and running functioning now (1) MCDONALD Fast Food Restaurant (2) KFC Fast Food Restaurant both are located at: CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA Presently this money is still in the custody of the Bank in South Africa. Recently, My Doctor told me that I would not last for the next few months due to cancer illness because it’s very serious. Having known my condition I decided to Donate this Money and this Farms Tractors Equipment’s,Luxury Cars, Houses And Landed Properties as well with the: MCDONALD, KFC FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS to the Charity Organizations or Good Person that will utilize this money for helping humanity and the less privilege people in the Society and the way I am going to instruct herein. I want you to use this Money And Farms Tractors Equipment’s, Luxury Houses,Luxury Cars And Landed Properties including the MCDONALD AND KFC FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS for Charity organizations, orphanages, widows, widower and other people that are in need. I took this decision because I don’t have any Child that will inherit this money and our properties. Moreover, my husband relatives are not close to me since I develop a Cancer problem and it had been their wish to see me dead in order to inherit his wealth since we have no Child. These people are not worthy of this inheritance. This is why I am taking this golden decision. As soon as I receive your urgent positive reply towards this message, I will give you the contact of the Bank in South Africa where this money and other properties documents is deposited for safe-keeping. I will also issue a letter of authorization,deed of lodge,and deed of agreement to the bank as well to my lawyer’s that will prove you the present beneficiary of this money. I also want you to always put me in prayer all day night. Any delay in your reply may give me room to look for another good person for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. I’ HAVE DEEPLY DECIDED TO HANDOVER THIS FUNDS TO YOU DIRECTLY ON YOUR CARE TO HELP ME DISTRIBUTE THIS ENTIRE FUNDS,MY FARM TRACTOR EQUIPMENT’S, LUXURY CARS, MY LUXURY HOUSES AND LANDED PROPERTIES INCLUDING THE TWO (USA) FRANCHISERS: MCDONALD, KFC FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS TO THE VARIOUS CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS,WIDOWS,WIDOWER’S AND THE LESS PRIVILEGES AND ALSO KEEP SOME FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILIES. The change of ownership will be Convey and Endorsed in your name before the entire funds and other properties can be release to your designated bank account of your choice within 48hrs (2 days) The procedures and how to receive these entire funds and these properties from my bank will be directed to you as soon as you get in touch with me shortly. Hoping to receive your urgent response soonest Thanks and Remain Blessed. ================================================================ KINDLY DO EMAIL ME AT: [email protected] FOR INQUIRIES PLEASE EMAIL THE COORDINATOR AT: [email protected] FOR PAYMENT DEPARTMENT EMAIL AT: [email protected] ================================================================ PLEASE FILL IN THE CLAIM FORM BELOW TO ENABLE THE BANK SPEED UP THIS TRANSACTIONS NOW TO YOU: (1) FULL NAME:————— (2) DATE OF BIRTH:————— (3) MARITAL STATUS:————— (4) OCCUPATION:————— (5) HOME ADDRESS:————— (8) COUNTRY:————— (9) NATIONALITY:————— (10) CELL (MOBIL) NO:————— (11) TEL:NO:————— (12) FAX:NO:————— (13) PASSPORT / ID COPY:————— (14) YOUR ALTERNATIVE EMAIL ADDRESS:————— (15) YOU CAN AS WELL BY ATTACHED YOUR BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS FOR THE WIRE TRANSFER DIRECTLY INTO YOUR DESIGNATED BANK ACCOUNT WITHIN 48HRS. (16) BANK NAME:————— AND ADDRESS:————— (17) BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER: ————— AND ACCOUNT NAME: ————— PLEASE VIEW THE ATTACHED FILES I ALSO ATTACHED MY LATE HUSBAND AND MINE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL IDENTITY AND DEATH CERTIFICATE COPIES OF MY HUSBAND.INCLUDING THE PICTURES OF PROPERTIES THAT YOU’RE ENTITLE TO INHERIT FROM ME SOONEST, ALONG WITH THE PAYMENT TRANSFERRED SLIP COPY FROM THE MONEYGRAM. Alternatively, This is to informed you officially as an urgent that the bank in question handling this smoothly transactions has managed to transferred you some part of the money $10,000.00 USD through MONEYGRAM MONEY TRANSFER below are the transfer details you may quickly pickup this part payment now via MoneyGram Outlets Agents near you, tomorrow morning another payment US$10,000.00 will be transfer to you as well for easier pickup at any MoneyGram Outlets Agents nearby. ================================================================ MONEYGRAM TRANSFERRED PAYMENT INFO: 1. MG. REFERENCE NO#: 86333218 2. SENDER’S NAME: SHORAN ROBINSON 3. AMOUNT TO PICKUP:US$10,000.00 ================================================================ Track the Reference Number by visiting and click the link below and enter the Reference Number: 86333218 and the Last Name: Robinson you will find the payment available for pickup instantly. For more information on your payment status please click this link: Once the website appears please put the Reference no# 86333218 then put the Last Name: Robinson The status now shows Available for pick up by receiver because this amount has been placed (ON HOLD) the system for security reasons, since We did not get any reply message from you after sending you several notices with the transaction details to enable you pick up your two first installments payment with the Reference number Yours Sincerely, Dr. Henriette Louise Ferreira (The Widow). ================================================================ For more info you may contact my coordinator (Pastor Mrs. Margaret Maria Putu (PhD) for immediate assist via: [email protected] ————————— Mensagem Original —————————- Assunto: ++ FROM DR.HENRIETTE LOUISE FERREIRA FROM PORTUGAL (EUROP) ++ De: “FROM DR.HENRIETTE LOUISE FERREIRA” Data: Ter, Outubro 9, 2018 4:56 am Para: ————————————————————————– FROM DR.HENRIETTE LOUISE FERREIRA – [email protected]

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