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From: Onuoha Chukuemeka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 07:22:22 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: URGENT REPLY
My name is DR.CHUKWUEMEKA ONUOHA, and I work in the
International Operation Department in a Bank here in
I feel quite safe dealing with you in this important
Though, this medium (Internet) has been greatly
abused, I choose to reach you through it because it
still remains the fastest medium of communication.
However, this correspondence is unofficial and
private, and it should be treated as such. At first I
will like to assure you that this transaction is 100%
risk and trouble free to both parties.
WE WANT TO TRANSFER OUT MONEY FROM OUR BANK HERE IN
THE FUND FOR TRANSFER IS OF CLEAN ORIGIN.
THE OWNER OF THIS ACCOUNT IS A FOREIGNER, a program
Until his death,The Late Prime Minister, Mr. Rafik
Hariri, has a huge investment here in the United
Kingdom and all over the world, as a matter of fact
he has the sum of($152,000,000.00 USD)One Hundred AND
FIFTY TWO Million USD)in his account here in London
which he deposited as a family valuables.
The family do not know about this deposit.I was on a
routine inspection that I discovered a dormant
domiciliary account with a BAL. Of (One Hundred AND
FIFTY TWO Million USD) on further discreet
investigation, I also discovered that the account
holder has passed away (dead) leaving no beneficiary
to the account.
The bank will approve this money to any foreigner
because the former operator of the a/c is a foreigner.
I am certainly sure that nobody will come again for
the claim of this money.
A foreigner can only claim this money with legal
claims to the account Holder, therefore I need your
cooperation in this transaction.
I will provide all necessary information needed in
order to claim this money, Hoping in God that you will
never let me down now and in future.o.k! Rafik Bahaa
(November 1, 1944 February 14, 2005), married to
Nazek Audi Hariri, was a Lebanese self- made
billionaire and business tycoon, and was five times
Minister of Lebanon (1992-1998 and 2000-2004) before
his last resignation from office on October 20, 2004.
The late Rafik Hariri
died on February 14, 2005 when
explosives equivalent to around 300 kg of C4 were
detonated as his motorcade drove past the Saint George
Hotel in the Lebanese capital, for more information
please log on to (http://www.hariri. info) I WANT TO
TRANSFER THIS MONEY INTO
A SAFE FOREIGN ACCOUNT ABROAD BUT I DON'T KNOW ANY
FOREIGNER WHOM I CAN TRUST, I KNOW THAT THIS MESSAGE
WILL COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE AS WE DON'T KNOW
OURSELVES BEFORE, BUT BE SURE THAT IT IS REAL AND A
I CONTACT YOU BELIEVING THAT YOU WILL NOT LET ME DOWN.
PHONE NUMBER +447024081190
Regars DR.CHUKWUEMEKA ONUOHA
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