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From: yusuf komo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 03:09:07 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Help me out
From Yusuf Komo
Abidjan Cote'd Ivoire
I did a lot of searching, fasting and prayer before choosing your contact from your countrys website. It is with trust and sincerity that I approach you for assistance to transfer my fund into your foreign account
I am Yusuf Komo the only son of Mr and Mrs. Micheal Komo, my father was a very rich cocoa merchant, based in Abidjan, the economic capital of ivory coast before he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings to discuss on a business deal.
When my mother died on may 24,1996, my father took me so special since i am motherless. Before the death of my father on july 26,2006 in a private hospital where he was admitted, he called me secretly to his bed side and told me that he kept a sum of us$10,500,000 (ten million five hundred thousand united states dollars) in a bank in Abidjan cote D'ivoire.
That he used my name Yusuf Komo as the next of kin in deposit of the fund he also explained to me that it was because of this money he was poisoned by his business partner and that i should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where i would transfer this money and use it for an investment purpose, such as: real estate investment or stock market investment .I am honourably soliciting your kind assistance as follows.
(1)to provide a bank account where this money will be transferred to.
(2)to serve as the guardian of these fund,since I am a boy of 22 years old.
(3)to make arrangement for me in your country to continue my educational
Career and to procure me a residential permit in your country.i am inclined to offer you 15% of the total sum as a mode of compensation for your efforts after the transfering of these fund to your account in your country.please, i will be very happy if this tansaction will be concluded within seven (7) working days from now. I am expecting hearing from you as soon as possible,
N.B: I will like you to give me your direct telephone and fax number in your reply of this proposal.
May almighty god bless you as you do care for an orphan like me.anticipating to hear from you.
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