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From: "john_ modise" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 09:26:18 +0200
Subject: UREGENT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
6B RIVONIA ROAD
ATTN: THE PRESIDENT / DIRECTOR
I am PRINCE JOHN MODISE SEISO, the son of late KING MOHATO SEISO of Lesotho.
I am 32yreas old and a final year student of medicine in the "Wits Medical
School" here in Gauteng, South Africa where I am presently writing my final
Reagrds to detailed information and recommendation of your person and
company profile through South African Chambers of Commerce and Industry, I
wish to commence this confidential business with you, involving the transfer
of USD$10,000.000.00 (Ten million United State Dollars Only) into your
personal or company's account for safe keeping untill my arrival to your
this money was given to me as a portion of inheritance from my father during
his sick days, as I was his favourite son, this is due to my general
conduct, attitude and my career in eduction. And never
disclosed to anyone in the family except my two sisters, due to the
polygamous battle for the struggle for birth right and who becomes my
father's successor to the Lesotho Dynasty.The problem amongst other things
to the family apart my dear life was at stake for the pursuit of these
goals. I then deposited the money in a Security Company here in Gauteng,
South Africa, to avoid the jeopardizing of the fund.
Now, I would like you to come down to South Africa and assist me to get the
fund from the Security Company and open an investment account where the
money will be deposited before immediate transfer into your acocunt.
Infact, I have made all the neccessary arrangements regarding the transfer
with a bank director who also promised to effect it as soon as I am ready
with a foreign partner, who will assist me.
I have set aside the mode of sharing at 70% for myself, 25%for your
assistance, and 5% set aside for any expenses that may incurred both locally
and internationally in the process of this transaction.
If there is any form of assistance you can render both finacial and
otherwise, kindly reach me through the numbers above.
Endeavor to keep this business strictly confidential to avoid tarnishing my
God bless you
PRINCE JOHN MODISE SEISO
(ROYAL PALACE LESOTHO)
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