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From: aliu mustafa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 15:42:42 +0200
Subject: From Aliu Mustafa
From Aliu Mustafa
Permit me to inform you of our desire of going into business with you. We got your contact details via a concerted web search. Please pardon me for this act of invasion of your privacy. We had no alternative but to approach you in this manner because of the urgency of the issue at hand. Time is of utmost importance and we are desperately looking for someone to assist us in this confidential, lucrative but risk-free business.
I am Aliu Mustafa the son of late Dr. Malik Mustafa from Sierra Leone.
My late father happens to be in control of a large number of farms Including cattle s and many sheep before he was poisoned by his Foreign business partners in Paris with my mother in one of their Farmers association meeting because of greed.
But before h is death he deposited some amount of money outside our Country in a finance security company in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire in West African country at the tone of Two Million One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars $2,100.000.00. So I and my little sister were no longer safe here as the present government of Sierra Leone are working with almost all the killers of my late father and were looking a way to kill us too as one of them has just been made a minister.
Furthermore we have contacted the finance security company where the Money was deposited and the manager made us to understand that our
Late father signed an agreement with the finance security company That the total money must be transferred into his foreign business partner account undisclosed to them , because of this reason the money will not be released to us until the foreign partner of my late father comes for the claim of the money or we should present to them the partner of our late father and that is the major reason why we am
Contacting you for assistance so that you can contact the finance Security Company as my late father's foreign partner.
If you have accepted and willing to help us, please when replying send the following:-
Your full names
Personal email address,
Telephone and fax number
We need the above to write a formal letter to the finance securityCompany introducing you as the father's business partner.
Please kindly get back to me immediately after you must have gone Through my message fill free and make it urgent because we are in a Very difficult situation now. We have agreed offer you 20 % of the Total money amount, if you accept to help us transfer this money and In case of any necessary expenses you might incur during thisTransaction.
We are really hoping to hear from you soonest and it will be our Greatest joy to know that you have accepted and willing to handle this transaction till the end.
Thanks and God bless you and your family.
Aliu and Mary Mustafa
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