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From: suzana Vaye <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 20:28:44 +0000
Subject: Personal Message From Mrs. Suzan nuhan vaye
34 JAN SMUT AVE.
TEL: + 27-73-123-7985
Personal Message From Mrs. Suzan nuhan vaye
This letter was bound out of my desire to establish a business relationship with you, considering the fact that I sourced your profile from a human resource profile database in your country.
My name is Mrs.Suzan Nuhan Vaye the widow of the Deputy Minister of Public Works, Mr. Issac Nuhan Vaye of Liberia in West Africa. My Husband was falsely accused of plotting to remove the then President of Liberia (Charles Taylor) from office. Without trial, Charles Taylor killed him. You can verify this from your country. You can also check in some of the international newspapers posted in the web sites below:
Before my husband was killed, he moved out the sum of us$21.5m (Twenty One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) through a diplomatic means, this money is safely kept in the security vault of a private security company in Johannesburg pending when I will find a trusted foreign business partner.
I am interested in any business you think can be very viable in your country as long as the business will not fail me because the lives of my son and I depends on this money . In your reply please indicate a few businesses you think will be of mutual benefit to both of us. We will be glad to part with a reasonable percentage of the total fund to you for all your assistance towards moving this money out of Johannesburg to your country and helping us in term of reasonable investment opportunities that will be of mutual benefit to my family and your humble self.
The security company based on my instructions will release the fund to you on the fact that you will be presented as our oversea partner who will be fronting for us in area of business you deem profitable.If you are willing to assist me in, this matter, i shall give you 20% of the total sum for your assistance,75% for me and my family to invest in your country and a further 5% will be mapped out for any expenses that we may incurred in the process of this transaction.I need your full support and co-operation for the success of this transaction. I plead with you to treat this issue confidential and urgent because it is delicate and it demands a great degree of secrecy.If my proposal interests you, please forward your reply including your telephone number and fax number to my private email address so that i can provide you with more details about the transaction.Thank you for your anticipated co operation while i await your urgent response
Mrs.Suzan Nuhan Vaye.
Mr.Christopher Nuhan Vaye (Son)
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