>>> "eduado de mello" <email@example.com>
I am Mr.Eduado de Mello, one of the Principal Commanders of the
Union for the Total Independence of Angola,UNITA.
Well needless telling a very long story here
for our story is indeed interwoven with the history of the world
and the liberation struggle in the Southern African region of
the African continent.
The bubble burst just a couple of weeks ago
when my supreme commander, the late Dr.Jonas Savimbi was killed
in an encounter with the government forces of the MPLA government
of my country.The rest is now history but suffice it to say that
I am tired of the unfortunate role of waging a war against my
I have therefore decided to pull out my troupes
from the bush
even if the other field commanders decide otherwise I am therefore
poised to effect a new beginning in my life and I have decided
to make South Africa my new home at least for the interim period
until I am sufficiently sure that I would be welcome home whole
heartedly by the MPLA government in Luanda the capital of Angola.
Needles to say I was the single most important
commander who was very close to the late supreme commander; Dr.Jonas
Savimbi.Indeed because I am a brother to one of his wives,he confided
in me a great deal.The result of such trust is my reason for contacting
I was the commander whom he sent to deposit
the sum of Thirty two million USD ($32million) with a security/finance
company in South Africa.This was immediately after the events
of September 11,2001 in the United States of America.Indeed it
had become increasingly difficult to move large volumes of money
around the world particularly for a liberation movement like UNITA
hence the recourse to keeping the money with the security company
in South Africa. I have decided to inherit this money which was
taken out and deposited with the said security/finance company
as cash in Hundred dollar denominations.The money is kept in my
signature and would have been used in the purchase of arms and
ammunition for the purposes of continuing the civil war in Angola.
The supreme commander is dead and as already
stated I have decided
to quit the whole thing and this is without regard to the fact
that other commanders may wish to continue !
I want to cooperate with you in my decision
to inherit the $32million.I am still in the bush here but I have
been able to establish contact with the company in South Africa
to the effect that I would soon come to take possession of the
money that I kept with them.
Note also that I deposited the money as a foreign
national who is the head of a Mining company in Angola (Never
as a commander of UNITA). If you are able to cooperate with me
over this am willing to give you 20% of the $32million.
Please come back to me through email: firstname.lastname@example.org.The
security/finance company is standing by to receive my instructions
on this and I will link you up with them as soon as you are ready
to take possession of the $32million.
Finally you are to note that in you reply, you
are to state your
residential or company address and if possible send a copy of
international passport so as to assure me that my money is safe
in your hands.
Eduado de Mello
Dear Mello Fellow:
Very compelling tale of intrigue that you correctly state is
"interwoven with the history of the world." I am extremely
interested in pursuing this wonderful opportunity. However, I
am confused by your statement that you "pulled out my troupes
from the bush." Troupes are theatrical performers, but I
am unfamiliar with the Broadway production you are speaking of.
Can you elaborate? Also, when you speak of pulling something out
from the bush, a troupe isn't the first thing that comes to mind.
You must be thinking of some blackberries or a bird, right? (The
last sentence was added in a sincere effort to keep this e-mail
>>> "ed dm" <email@example.com>
05/08/02 03:59PM >>>
This is in furtherance of our on-going negotiations. Let it be
stated right-away that there are no risks associated with the
transaction that I have introduced
to you. Again you must note that some of the
terms you are talking about are military terminologies.Please
do not interprete them out of the military context.
Note that the $32million was personally deposited
a Security/Finance company in South Africa by
myself acting on behalf of my late supreme commander;Dr.Jonas
To that extent no other person knows about the
existence of the $32million except me.Note also that the money
was deposited in my name.I was one of his closest confidants being
that I am related to one of his wives.
As I write this piece my Attorney (lawyer) is
standingby to receive in South Africa whoever I would appoint
as my representative.The name of the attorney is Mr.C.Alexander.He
is going to contact you on telephone
as soon as I have your telephone number.The
attorney will contact and also avail you of a telephonenumber
where you call call and talk to him. Perhaps it is necessary here
to inform you that my attorney is the one who will link you up
with the security/finance company that is in custody of the $32million.
Indeed you are expected to open up discussions
with the attorney after which you are expected to fly into South
Africa for a short visit of say 72 hours.While in South Africa
you are expected to open a local transit bank account in any bank
of your choice.This account is necessary because as soon as you
collect the $32million, you are to pay it into the account so
opened and from here you can issue wire transfer instructions
to move the $32million out of South Africa and to any other bank
account any other place in the world.Note also that Mr.C Alexander
is going to
assist you with all these arrangements. I hope
that I can work with you.I have decided to put everything about
the safety of the $32million into your hands without any doubts
whatsoever.I do hope that you are not going to betray my trust.
Again I am still a soldier and I am still in the bush.There are
a lot of disagreements here among the commanders since after the
death of the supreme commander.Some want to continue;others like
me want to pull out.And I am determined to do this.
>From the foregoing, it is very clear that
I have proposed is not limited to money transfer.Indeed transfering
the $32million into your bank account in either China or Canada
is the last stage.
What is of paramount importance now is that
I open up discussions with you after which I would link you up
with my attorney.Once you have been linked up with my attorney,
I expect that you would henceforth take the drivers seat and move
into Johannesburg in order to conclude the transaction.Let me
hasten to add that the attorney is not my partner.He is working
for a fee of one hundred and fifity thousand USD ($150,000). But
you are my partner and I am determined to entrust eveything to
Note also that I do not have a regular telephone.The
one I use here is satelite driven.It is number+8821646686382.You
can reach me on this number for 24 hours of the day.
Again I have my small lap-top
computer here and that is why it is possible
for me to
communicate with you on email.
Hoping to hear from you asap.
Mr.Eduado de Mello
Dear Mello Fellow:
Thank you for your response, although I am still confused. Troupe
is not "military terminology." You were obviously speaking
of a Broadway production and I only wanted to understand which
one. Was it Cats or maybe Phantom of the Opera?
Also, I am very confused and a bit shocked by your statement
that you are "still in the bush" and while "some
want to continue, others like me want to pull out." Exactly
how many are in that bush anyway??? Nevertheless, if you keep
your kinky escapades to yourself, I believe we can reach agreement
and tremendous riches on this business deal.
However, a trip to South Africa is not possible because company
policies prohibit travel to the Southern Hemisphere. Might I suggest
a journey to Dubuque, Iowa? There must be a hog or corn festival
coming up soon. But if hogs are not your cup of tea, suggest an
alternate location in the Northern Hemisphere. Thanks and please
see attached, which may jog your memory a bit and help you answer
one of my questions.
05/15/02 10:34PM >>>
Dear Mr Christensen,
My name is Mr Alexander and I am a lawyer to
Eduardo Demello, I am writing to you from South Africa in respect
of his consignment with a security company here in south africa.
He has informed me of your dealings with him so far in respect
of moving this consignment from here to your account.
I will want you to know that I am overseeing
the project from here and I have made all necessary arrangement
to enhance the movement of this consignment from here to whatever
country of choice. I will also want you to know that the process
of this movement entails that you will make a trip to south africa.
This trip will enable you get to understand the process and it
will also help us to get to know each other better and sign necessary
agreement that will protect the interest of all cocerned.
I will want you to contact me through this email
address or telephone No +27-73-2003958 so that we can have further
discussion necessary for us to work together in this matter.
Oh, yes Eduardo, the "Mello Fellow." He was writing
at great lengths about a Broadway production, but for some reason
he would not state whether it was Cats, the Phantom or something
else. He also kept boasting about his X-rated escapades in the
bush. Very confusing, but apparently he has a great business offer.
I told him company policies prohibit trips to South Africa and
I suggested as an alternative Dubuque, Iowa due to upcoming hog
and corn festivals. Will you agree to meet me in Dubuque?