Email is a funny thing.

I got this in the E-mail.

DEAR FRIEND,
I AM MRS. SESE-SEKO WIDOW OF LATE PRESIDENT MOBUTU SESE-SEKO OF
ZAIRE? NOW KNOWN AS DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC). I AM MOVED TO
WRITE YOU THIS LETTER, THIS WAS IN CONFIDENCE CONSIDERING MY
PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCE AND SITUATION.
I ESCAPED ALONG WITH MY HUSBAND AND TWO OF OUR SONS TIMOTHY ONGOLO
AND BASHER OUT OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) TO ABIDJAN, COTE
D'IVOIRE WHERE MY FAMILY AND I SETTLED, WHILE WE LATER MOVED TO
SETTLED IN MORROCO WHERE MY HUSBAND LATER DIED OF CANCER DISEASE.
HOWEVER DUE TO THIS SITUATION WE DECIDED TO CHANGED MOST OF MY
HUSBAND'S BILLIONS OF DOLLARS DEPOSITED IN SWISS BANK AND OTHER
COUNTRIES INTO OTHER FORMS OF MONEY CODED FOR SAFE PURPOSE BECAUSE
THE NEW HEAD OF STATE OF (DR) MR LAURENT KABILA HAS MADE ARRANGEMENT
WITH THE SWISS GOVERNMENT AND OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
TO FREEZE ALL MY LATE HUSBAND'S TREASURES DEPOSITED IN SOME EUROPEAN
COUNTRIES. HENCE MY CHILDREN AND I DECIDED LAYING LOW IN AFRICA TO
STUDY THE SITUATION TILL WHEN THINGS GETS BETTER, LIKE NOW THAT
PRESIDENT KABILA IS DEAD AND THE SON TAKING OVER (JOSEPH KABILA). ONE OF
MY LATE HUSBAND'S  CHATEAUX IN SOUTHERN FRANCE WAS CONFISCATED BY
THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT,AND AS SUCH I HAD TO CHANGE MY IDENTITY SO THAT
MY INVESTMENT WILL NOT BE TRACED AND  CONFISCATED. I HAVE DEPOSITED
THE SUM OF EIHGTEEN MLLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS US$18,000,000,00.)
WITH A SECURITY COMPANY , FOR SAFEKEEPING. THE FUNDS ARE  SECURITY
CODED TO PREVENT THEM FROM KNOWING THE CONTENT. WHAT I WANT YOU TO
DO IS TO INDICATE YOUR INTEREST THAT YOU WILL ASSIST US BY RECEIVING
THE MONEY ON OUR BEHALF.ACKNOWLEDGE THIS MESSAGE, SO THAT I CAN
INTRODUCE YOU TO MY SON (KONGOLO) WHO HAS THE OUT MODALITIES FOR THE
CLAIM OF THE SAID FUNDS. I WANT YOU TO ASSIST IN INVESTING THIS MONEY,
BUT I WILL NOT WANT MY IDENTITY REVEALED. I WILL ALSO WANT TO BUY
PROPERTIES AND STOCK IN MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANIES AND TO ENGAGE IN
OTHER SAFE AND NON-SPECULATIVE INVESTMENTS. MAY I AT THIS POINT
EMPHASISE THE HIGH LEVEL OF ONFIDENTIALITY, WHICH THIS BUSINESS
DEMANDS, AND HOPE YOU WILL NOT BETRAY THE TRUST AND CONFIDENCE,
WHICH I REPOSE IN YOU. IN CONCLUSION, IF YOU WANT TO ASSIST US ,
MY SON SHALL PUT YOU IN THE PICTURE OF THE BUSINESS,TELL YOU WHERE THE
FUNDS ARE CURRENTLY BEING MAINTAINED AND ALSO DISCUSS OTHER
MODALITIES INCLUDING REMUNERATION FOR YOUR SERVICES.
FOR THIS REASON KINDLY FURNISH US YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, THAT IS
YOUR PERSONAL TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER FOR CONFIDENTIAL PURPOSE AND
ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF THIS MAIL USING THE ABOVE EMAIL
ADDRESS.

NOTE REPLY THIS MAIL TO : mari5001@rediffmail.com

BEST REGARDS,

MRS M. SESE SEKO

Hehe, I think I’m going to play with this one.

To: mari5001@rediffmail.com
Subject: Re: WIDOW/WITWE DES SPÄTEN PRÄSIDENTEN

OH MY GOD! I hope you and your family is alright! Please let me
know what I can do to help you!

-Francis