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A letter from Mr James Mugabe

I got this one in my inbox today:

Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2003 14:17:30 GMT
Subject: please reply soonest !!!

From Mr James Mugabe
Tel:+27-83-5680527
Fax:+27-83-5686180
E-mail:jmogabe@breathe.com
E-mail:jmogabe@ecplaza.net
 
Dear Sir/Madam,
 
I am James Mugabe the brother of Mr.Robert Mugabe the president of zimbabwe.I was the bchief adviser to the president till February 2003, before i escaped from my country and took refuge in South Africa.
 
I decided to escape because the security agents has labelled me an enemy of the Government due to my opposition to the land reform targeted at some citizen of the country.This same aggresive land reform has also been criticised by the opposition in the country and the world leader like Mr.Tony Blair the prime minister of England and George Bush the president of the United States of America.
 
When i was in the Government the president left($150,000,000.00)one hundred and fifty million dollars with me for safe keeping .These funds are under my control and now i want to transfer this money to your account for viable investment.
 
If you are capable of handling funds of this volume do contact me via the above number so that we can meet immediately.
 
Regards ,
 
Mr.James Mugabe.

So, some guy has $150,000,000 and wants to put it on my account for safe keeping, eh? May I borrow your phone, please? I’m sure it’s a toll-free number.

If you fall for this one, I would call you outright stupid.

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