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From: princess princess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 14:30:16 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: From PrincessSandra
PRINCESS SANDRA MUSTAPHA.
RUE 14 ZONE 4 ABIDJAN.
IVORY COAST WEST AFRICA.
APPEAL FOR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE.
With due respect,I thereby wish to contact you for a joint business investment.I am Princess sandra Mustapha the daughter of late Chief Michael Mustapha Special adviser under Elected Government of President Amed Tejan Kabba. I know the death about my father has been flashed across your Country.I hereby contact you on your Permission to Permit me forward your name as my late father's Foreign Partner.Before the death of my father he Deposited Two Metallic Trunk Boxes in the name of a Foreign Partner as an (AFRICAN ARTWORKS FOR EXPORT)in the Security Organization.
He never wanted anybody to know that the realcontent of the boxes is Money,for Security reasons and he Declared to the Security Organization that the boxes belong to his(FOREIGN BUSINESS PARTNER)this is for more Security of the boxes hence Foreigner's are highly respected here in AFRICA. Well let my aim not be defeated I am informing you that the Two Metallic Boxes contain the Sum of (SIX MILLION DOLLARS)now I want you to assist me to Represent my late father's Foreign Business Partner so that the Security Organization will release the boxes on your behalf as the Beneficiary in order to Transfer this Money out of AFRICA to your Country for a joint investment. The boxes was Deposited in Security Organization in IVORY COAST(AFRICA)the boxes can be cleared in IVORY COASTor releasd and delivered directly to you in your country by the Security Organization through their DIPLOMATIC CONNECTION for clearance.I know you will not disappoint or siton this Money after the clearance
from the Security Organization.
I therefore wish to Submit your name to the SecurityOrganization for the release ofthe boxes on your behalfas the beneficiary. Immediately the boxes are released We can move the Money to Bank for onward Transfer into your Bank Account or any Bank Account of your choice.All this arrangements will be effective and acheved through your Co-operation,I have trusted you and I pray you will not betray my confidence on you after this transaction. In order to back up my Assistance Request,I shall send to you all the legal documents my late father signed and received from the Security Organization as an evidence of the deposit of the boxes in their Custody as you confirm your full interest to assist me.
(1)The Certificate of Deposit.
(2)The Agreement Bond.
For accepting to assist me,I have agreed to give you 15Percent of the said Amount while 5Percent stands for any expenses incurred in the course of this Transaction and 40Percent is for joint investment with you. 20Percent is for me. while the remaining 20percent is to promote the work of God. Note:As soon as this Money is cleared and Transferred to your Country I WIll come over immediately for the sharing of the Money and the joint investment with you.
I hereby look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks and remain blessed,
princess Sandra Mustapha
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