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From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2006 09:04:17 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Assistance & Patnership
How are you today?.I hope that you are doing fine.
This letter is coming to you from the Chairman African Union Contract Award Review Committee (AUCARC).It is my decision to introduce you in this business as to seek for assistance and patnership for future Investment.
On Thursday, 25 December 2003,A Foreign contractor with our COMMISSION died on ill-fated plane crash involving a Boeing 727 UTA chartered flight that took off from Cotonou, Republic of Benin and crashed into the Atlantic ocean.
For details of the plane crash,visit :
Based on the information and recommendation satisfactorily gathered concerning you and your Company that I am offering you the opportunity to stand as the BUSINESS PATNER OR NEXT OF KIN to the Late deceased contractor who excuted a contract Supply with us,so that his contract balance payment can be paid to you,since he died without any registered next of kin and as such the funds now have an open beneficiary mandate.
The reason is that since his death,I have made several attempts to locate his relations but unsuccesfull.
The late deceased have unpaid contract balance of ($11,300,000.00 Million USDOLLARS) with our commission.
Your percentage along with a comprehensive details on how we will proceed will be make known to you as soon as you indicate your interest in this offer.
Be informed that this business is genuine and 100% risk free.
Engr Fode Quadra
Chairman Contract Award Review Committee
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