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From: jordan hamson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 14:08:58 +0200 (CEST)
FROM: jordan hamson
ABIDJAN COTE DIVOIRE
Dear Beloved One,
It is my pleasure to write you, pending on this
business proposal. It may be strange to you of whom I
am and how I got your contact. However, I am Mr jordan
Hamson a citizen of republic of Sierra- Leone. Also I am the accountant general / treasurer of the then
republic of Sierra- Leone I am 40 years old of age and happily married. I got your contact through a reliable and a confident source with pleasant motives which I
shall reveal to you as soon as you are interested to know.
As you must have heard about my country (Sierra-Leone) and the serious suffering for humanity and the national unrest killing and hostility in the hands of
the rebels this event have caused much more death and destruction of properties in the country. As a matter of fact my people have become emergency refugees in
other Africa countries. Consequently I am badly affected because the rebels needed my assistance and co-operation by releasing the national treasury
department to them which I Strictly refused their entry. Therefore out of my four children two was kidnapped including my father and they were eventually killed by the rebels. Further more, all my investments and other asst were
burst to pieces. Even my life and my wife and rest of my family are in danger. But it was not only me in the government facing this hard time, all top the
government official were also maltreated after all these, I patiently continued but I now see it necessary to quit Africa with my family since the
trouble never make any step of reconciliation and Africa continent is very unreliable now as theres political and ethnic war in every part. Presently, I am taking refugee with my family in Abidjan Côte dIvoire under the United Nations refugee
umbrella. Unfortunately Côte dIvoire is Having political unrest and many equally burst to pieces soonest, so I am tired and sincerely need your support
and assurance to invest wisely and relocate to your country through your productive ideas and qualities. I have $5.5 million US dollar to be invested in your
country though your support and this existing amount
is right safe and presently not in SIERRA LEONE but
lodge in the custody of a security and finance company
some where around west Africa region which I may
disclosed to you as soon as I receive your
I would be contented to have your private contact for
security reasons and I am very optimistic to release a
reasonable percentage of this amount to you for your
I anticipate your speedy response remain.
Please kindly contact me immediately you receive this
message through my telephone number or my electronic
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