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From: acky kouassi17 <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 10:52:08 -0300 (ART)
PRINCE MANGA KOUASSI
PEACE FOUNDATION HOUSE
VALLERY DE ESSANG
Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I got to know of you courtesy of International Business Bureau here in
Abidjan (Ivory Coast).
I am Prince Acky Kouassi, the only son of late Chief and MRS Acky Kouassi Williams of the blessed memory. My father was a very wealthy GOLD and COCOA merchant who who based in ACCRA, GHANA and ABIDJAN respectively, the economic capital of COTE D'IVOIRE. He was poisoned to
death by his business associate on one of their business outings. When my mother died on the 21st octomber, 1994, my father took me and my sister Janet so precious because we are motherless.
Before the death of my father on the 30th November,2003 in a private hospital here in ABIDJAN, he sincerely called me on his bed side and told me that
he had a sum of $7 Million US DOLLARS (SEVEN MILLION US DOLLARS) deposited in a Private Security Company here in ABIDJAN, COTE D' IVOIRE and he told me that he deposited and declared the box as an African Actifacts and that he deposited the box under his name and made me his next of kin. He further explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associate, that I should seek for a foreign
partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money to and use it for investment purposes. In a nutshell, I am honourably seeking for your assistant in the following ways below:
( 1 ) I want you to assist me in clearing this fund into your account Overseas as a beneficiary of the fund,and also to use it for investment purposes.
(2) To serve as the guardian of this fund since I am only 22 years old.
(3)To make arrangement for me and my sister Janet to come over to your country to further my EDUCATION and to secure a residential permit in your country.
More over, I am willing to offer you 22% of the total sum as compensation for your assistance, after the successful transfer of this fund to your nominated
account, while 3% has been mapped out for any expenses that may be made during the course of this transaction.
Furthermore, you can indicate your option towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within 14 working days, from the day you signify interest to assist me. Awaiting to hear from
Conclusively, keep this transaction strickly
Thanks and God bless you for your anticipated
Prince Acky Kouassi
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