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From: clement joy_clement30 <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 00:36:38 +0800 (CST)
Subject: I NEED YOUR URGENT ATTENTION
Dear lovely one,
Permit me to inform you about my desire to seek for assistant from you and I got the believe that you are going to help me out successfully but firstly about myself I am 21 years old girl,my name is JOY CLEMENT.
I was born on the 1st of january 1985 in the families of Mr CLEMENT KOUADO and Mrs CHRISTELLE CLEMENT he was a very wealthy gold and cocoa merchant based in ABIDJAN-COTE D' IVOIRE West Africa and I am his only child/duaghter.
When i was a kid things were going on well for me and my parents untill when i was 10 years old i lost my beloved mother,who died on the 17 December 1995 since then my father took me so special and he shower all his love on me and promised me that he will never have another woman because he did not want me for any problem,but as fate may has it my father died last year after a brief illness in a private hospital here in Abidjan on 10th August 2005.
When my father illness get worsed and he knowing that he will not survive it,before he died he called me privately to his bed side and told me that he kept a sum of $9.700 000 (two million seven hundred thousand united states dollars) in a bank here,meanwhile that he used my name as the next of kin in deposit of the money he also explained to me that it was because of this money he was poisoned by his business associats and that i should seek for foreign partner in a country of my choice where i would transfer this money and use it for investment purpose and also continue my education.
Please i want you to arrange with the bank and see that the money is transfered to your country and also make arrangement for me to come over to your country to continue my educational career.
I am inclined to offer you 15% of the total sum as a mode of compensation for your effort after the successful transfering of these money to your nominated account overseas.Please i will be very happy if this transaction will be concluded with in seven (7) working days from now.I am expecting to hear from you as soon as possible.
Thanks and God be with You.
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