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From: "Jeff Grayson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 12:42:49 +0000
Subject: FROM USA NEED YOUR URGENT RESPONSE!!!!!!!!
Dear Friend 17/10/05
Greetings to you, please permit me to introduce myself to you. I am
Mr. Jeff Grayson, From the United State of America, I was the
formar senior staff of the Capital investments company, I headed
the company for many years, after due to the opportunity i had i
make away with the sum of US$355 million Dollars, to avoid capture
i went on exile since the year 2000 for my safeguard, please
confirm this news on this webpage which was publicize by Author
scottl: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/05/289545.shtml then
scroll to the publications entry of 19th Jun 2004 time 11:27.
This funds were moved into a coded Security company whose name is
withheld base on security purpose and will be released to whom will
agree to claim the funds in my Authority, please note that it is
only when you are interested to assist me claim the funds that will
be allowed to know the security company information.
My were about will be disclose to you basically on the
establishment of my relationship with you. Hence I am contacting
you to assist me claim the funds to avoid a trace to were the funds
are as my were about is still unknown.
Please note that, the funds will be shared as follows, 30% of the
total funds will be given to you 60% will be maintain for me under
your care while 10% will be disburse to incidental expenses that
might occurred during the claim process.
I have all the documents that will guard you through the claim and
i will send to you a copy of a power of an Attorney and Authority
to release the consignment which copies will also be sending to the
security company. Please i also need your good advice on the
handling of these huge funds.
Note, if you receive this mail by error please kindly delete and do
not take action. Please notify me if you are interested, willing to
help and capable of handing such funds. You can also contact
Hoping to hear from you urgently.
Mr, Jeff Grayson.