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From: "davidjon09" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 10:30:59 -0600
Subject: OPEC MUTUAL BUSINESS TRANSACTION.
REQUESTING FOR ASSISTANCE TO EXECUTE A MUTUAL BUSINESS TRANSACTION.
I really regret any embarrasment this mail might cause you as we've
by any chance met before I want you to patiently read this offer. I am
David Johnson the Head of Delegation to the World Bank in West Africa.
am the linkman between the Organization For Petroleum Exporting
- OPEC and the petroleum sector in a West African country. I also
OPEC meetings constantly in Geneva.
Through the sale of our allocated oil quota in OPEC, I was able to make
$30.5 million, which is currently deposited in a European Security and
company. I want you to assist me to claim this money as I cannot claim
directly because I am still a civil servant, and the code of conduct
forbids me to acquire such amount of money.
It is on this basis that I am contacting you for assistance, If you
be interested, claim documents will be processed and sent to you. The
with which the fund is deposited will be changed to reflect you as the
beneficiary so that you will be eligible to collect the fund on my
I will give you 10% of the fund for this assistance. I am aware of the
monitoring of all large-scale financial movements after the September
2001 terrorist attack on America and to avoid any state of financial
I will provide a classified clearance paper from the relevant body
will exonerate the money from either drug, money laundered or terrorist
Upon the reciept of your mail, indicating your interest to help me in
transaction i will then send to you my indentity card and international
passport to further buttress the bonafide nature of this transaction.
Kindly respond to my proposal via my alternative E-mail address below
the receipt of your mail.
I want to assure you that there is no risk attached in this
You should also provide me with your private telephone and fax numbers
Expecting your response.
Mr. David Johnson