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From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 14:41:03 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Re:NEW DIPLOMATIC COURIER PAYMENT SOLUTION.
Re:NEW DIPLOMATIC COURIER PAYMENT SOLUTION.
I am Dr. Adeniji Olu of the Foriegn Affairs Ministry. And I have been advised by the Finance Minister to contact you to act as front on our behalf to transferthe sum of ($70.5million) (SEVENTY MILLION FIVE THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) into your account for our joint investment in your country.
Be informed that this funds emenated from the ghost name being used by some officials of the contract committee and was discovered during our Auditing and we are want to use your name as front to move out the funds to you for our joint investment in your country,because we can not touch the funds here or transfer the funds into our local account here.
Following my idea that we will have a deal/agreement and I am going to do this legally.
We will have 65%, and you will have 35% .
PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR MORE DETAILS.
I await to hear from you urgently, as time is no longer on our side.
Waiting for your reply soon.
HON. DR. ADENIJI OLU
Prueba el Nuevo Correo Terra; Seguro, rápido, fiable.