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From: "BENJAMIN NICHOLAS" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2007 14:35:59 +0100
Subject: Business Opportinuty
NB:please your response must be sent to my private email at: ( firstname.lastname@example.org )Protocol officer,
WD6 IGA, London,
REPATRIATION OF $15.5MFollowing the approvals received by this office recommending for the immediate repatriation of the above referenced fund and having beenlisted in category \"A\" foreign creditors, you are by this noticeinformed that your urgent assistance is required in receiving the approvedfund floating in an offshore payments Account in Africa.This is as result of grossly over invoiced contracts which wereexecuted by a (Deceased) national of Foreign country on the Oil Refineriesin West Africa.This contract was deliberately over invoiced to the tune of US$15.5m Million Dollars. This was a deal by my committee to benefit from the project.I have therefore been mandated as a matter of trust to look for a foreign partner into whose account we could transfer the sum of USD15,500,000.00 (Fifteen million, five hundred thousand Us Dollars only). We have agreed to share the funds thus: 60% for us and 30% for account owner (you). If you are interested, please contact me urgently through this email, and you can
as well forward the following required information:
(1) Your Name/company\'s name and full address,
(2) Your banker\'s name, Swift code, address, A/C number, telephone and fax numbers.
(3) Your contact Tel/Fax No.
(4) Your Occupation
(5) Valid ID
Upon the receipt of the above details, payment will be activated by the feeding of your data into payment system, followed by a signal that will be sent to the paying bank to remit funds into your nominated bank account within 7 official working days of receipt of the above information.Your urgent response will be highly needed.Thanks.
+447024039614NB:please your response must be sent to my private email at:
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