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From: meggone kaba <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 13:25:28 +0000
Subject: Your Kind Attn:
Your Kind Attn:
I have an urgent and confidential business proposal to make to you. I am seriously in need of your help because I am disabled from a motor accident and cannot travel anywhere on Doctor's orders NOW. Before this accident, I was a gold consultant and have assisted many foreign gold dealers to get gold Lifting Rights and lucrative gold Contracts from Ghana and Burkina-faso, so I was able to amass a fortune worth about USD 10 million.However,due to Political and Economic situation in our country I decided to shift the money to Europe through a private Security company that normally help us to transport gold.
This was done with intention to relocte with my family to Europe but unfortunately the transaction was not completed before I had a car accident in outskirt of my home town Ouadou-village in December 2006 about 500km away from Capital city Ouagadougou.I lost my entire family in the accident and myself was in coma for a long time but later recover and have been discharged a month ago As it is now, I have no money to sponor anybody to Europe where the money is deposited neither can I travel out .Moreover, I cannot bring it back here for fear of seizure as that was why I wanted to relocte to Europe before the accident occured so I will be very happy if you can help me clear the fund and invest it in a profitable venture in your country.
Already the security company has writen me while I was in the Hospital reminding me to come forward for normal signing and collection therefore I count on you to make this dream come true If you agree to help me, I will send you by Post/courier the ELECTRONIC CARD KEY of my vault. For your help and assistance, you will keep 35% of the money for your self and keep 65% for me in safe custody until I travel to meet you and invest my share.
As matter of fact, I will through your assistance seek for visa for treatment in your country when the money is secured to enable me come over fast.I need the following Information: 1. Your Complete name and Street (POSTAL) address 2. Your Phone and fax number, including mobile 3. Your confidential email address , I shall open up discusion with you & the security company and supply to you other relevants documents that will back you up as one of the true beneficiaries of the consignment if you agree to assist.Most importantly I do not need third to avoid betrayal from anybody. NOTE THAT IT IS ONLY YOU AND I THAT ARE AWARE OF THE TRUE CONTENT OF BOXES WITH THE SECURITY COMPANY .THE BOXES BEAR FAMILY ARTEFACTS AS THE CONTENT SO DO NOT DICLOSE UNTIL YOU GET THERE AND INSPECT IT.
Best regards, Mr. MEGGONE KABA BD 18998 Ouagadougou Burkina-faso.
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