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From: "paul eze" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 12:14:51 +0000
Subject: With all due respect
FROM THE DESK OF MR Paul Eze
Director Foreign Bills
African Development Bank
Dear Jan Koridon,
I got your address via the internet personality search with the togolaise
chamber of commerce and i which to solicate your cooperation for this
business of great magnitude however is not mandatory nor will I in any
manner compel you to honour against your will.
I am 49, and work with a bank (one of the African leading banks in the West
Coast). Here in this bank existed a dormant account number ADB100144986-00
for the past 6 years which belong to mr Maherhassan Adel an iraqi national
who is now late as you can confirm From egypt air passenger manifest from
the office or through this wedsite
After going through your profile and with great commitment to prayer and
fasting ,i felt relief and
alleviated in spirit and decided to contact you immediately for this mutual
When i discovered that there had been no deposits nor withdrawals from this
account for this long period, I decided by the virtue of my offcial position
in this establishment to carry out a system investigation and discovered
that non of the family member nor relations of the late iraq national is
aware of this account nor have shown up for claims despite all effort to
contact any of the living relation in iraq through the iraq embassy without
This is the story in a nutshell.
Now i want an account overseas where i can transfer this funds. Thereafter,
i have planned to destroy all related documents to this account. It is a
careful network and for the past years i have worked out everything to
ensure a hitch-free operation. The amount is not so much at the moment and
plus all the accumulated interest the balance in this account stands
at-US$9.4 million US dollars.
Now my questions are:-
1. Can you handle this project?
2. Can i give you this trust?
3. can you sponsor this project? if so, What will be your commission?
Consider this and get back at me as soon as possible.
Finally, it is my humble prayer that the information as contained herein be
accorded the necessary
attention, urgency as well as the secrecy it deserves.
I Expect your urgent response if you can handle this project.
send a mail for confirmation.
Mr Paul Eze
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