I know I will probably be scolded/spanked for such a long post, but I had to share this with you guys, in the hopes that you will laugh as hard as I did when I received it yesterday. Do people actually fall for this stuff? Maybe people can respond by sharing some "doozy" e-mail scams of their own. Goofer MRS, SIFA MAHANYA KABILA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. DEAR FRIEND, I am Mrs Sifa Mahanya Kabila the widow /second wife of the late president of Democratic Republic of Congo, Laurent Desire Kabila who was shot by his bodyguard on 16th January 2001. Since the death of my husband and the inception of the new administration headed by General Joseph Kabila the son of the first wife, my family has been suffering severe humiliation of all sorts Gen Joseph Kabila, with his new government has gone as far as to frozen all bank account belonging to my husband and all our properties are been confiscated by him. My children and I are just lying low for now to let the situation calm down Forseeing all the dangers ahead I deposited the sum of US$28.000.000.00. (Twenty eight million united states dollars) as consignment with a security company in Europe so that we can have something to live on later in life. All I want from you is your assistance to clear this consignment from the security company in Europe since we cannot travel at this time as our passport has been siezed, nor can we declare ownership of the consignment because of our names. This means you will have to travel to Europe to do this clearance We are keeping it low at this time in Congo, so that we will be able to get this money to resolve our present predicament As a result of this we need a foriegn partner in whose name we can obtain all the necessary documents to make you the bonafide owner of the consignment so that you can recieve and clear the consignment into a bank account. After the clearance of the consignment you will also assist us in investing the money in real estate and buying a family home in the UK, I know we have not met each other but I am very confident that we will be able to establish the necessary trust that we need to execute this project, considering the fact that it will be of mutual benefit to you and my family. You should indicate your interest in assisting me so that I can link you up with my first son, Johnson Boy Kabila who will give all the details and the documents you need to ensure that this project is achieved. He will also give you the name of the security company their contact and the country in Europe If you are ready to assist us your share will be 30% of the US$28.000.000.00. Please send an email to me with your telephone and fax numbers so that my son will be able to get accross to you for the commencement of the project. Reply immedaitely this is rather urgent. Regards, Mrs Sifa Mahanya Kabila. .