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From: "anthony uwu" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 13:30:32 +0000
From Mr Anthony Uba
Telephone Number. 44-702531
We are Diplomatic Corp that holds special and valuable consignments for
reputable clients that are honest and trustworthy.
We work in collaboration with top firms all over the world as we have
earned a name as a service whose hallmarks in reliability and
confidentiality are revered.
International missions, Diplomats, Embassies of the world have used our
services to satisfaction.
A benefactor has mandated me to get someone that can assist her and her
family in retrieving her package containing some amount of money from a
Diplomatic Corp in Europe.
The benefactor and her children have been confined only to their
country home and all their calls and movements are monitored,
as a result,its
absoultely impossible for them to do anything as regards retrieving the
Their only means of communication is via internet and you are being
contacted because your assistance is needed in claiming the funds on
The amount was accrued from Diamond sales over a period of six years
its USD75M (Seventy Five Million U.S.Dollars).
These funds are fully free of any liens, or encumbrances and are clean,
clear and has no criminal origin.
The funds have nothing to do with any form of illegality and all
documentations needed to prove the source of the funds were submitted
the funds were being deposited and these documents would prove the
of the funds and authenticate the fact that the funds are clean and has
links whatsoever with either drugs or terrorism.
For your assistance in this transaction,the benefactor and her Children
have agreed to give you 30% of the total amount of money which is
equivalent to US$22.5 Million (Twenty Two Million,Five Hundred Thousand
United States Dollars) and this role simply entails retrieving the
on their behalf from the Diplomats in Europe and all the information
needed to claim the funds would be sent to you as soon as you indicate
your interest in assisting them as well as providing the following
information to facilitate the smooth conclusion of the transaction..
1) Your Full Name: ___________________________
2) Your Address:_______________________________
3) Your Telephone Number:________________________
4) Your Fax Number: __________________________
5) Your Mobile Number:_____________________________
6) The Name of the Closest Airport to your City of
7) Your Age:__________________________
I await your response Urgently.
MR Anthony Uba
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