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From: policyharmonis ationcommitte <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 21:14:16 +0100
After several attempts to reach you I deemed it necessary and urgent to notify you finally about your outstanding settlement of your over due transfer of your money . I resumed duty recently as Policy Harmonization Chairlady on public debts (West African Monitoring Institution), a committee set up by the WAMI under the able presidency.I am committed to upholding and defending the constitution and laws of West African Monitoring Institution as well as achieving a higher level of public safety and security through the prosecution of criminals in the sub-region. The purpose of the committee among others is to investigate, verify and settle all outstanding debts owed and Records before me have revealed that your payment has not been effected as a result of official negligence as many abnormalities had happened in the Banks where some top officials of the apex Banks collaborate with impostors who are carrying fake portfolios with levies misled and misguided about the position of your fund and having the opportunity to extort money from you that made it too long up till date . As we understood the difficulties of economic time that exist today and would like to repay this obligation for your plan designed to meet your budgetary needs. so be informed that your payment had since being deposited with the corresponding BANK of the central banbk of west african states which in few days, all payment transactions will be concluded according to the agreement and you will receive your payment through a cashiers cheque or by wire transfer to your nominated bank account from our consolidated dollars account we have in USA. The security of your data and transactions is crucial to us, we therefore apply one of the best security standards available (128 bit SSL), this (SSL) applies to the business relationship and supplements any agreements made by individual contract. Based on the information we received, it is mandatory and compulsory.that You forward your contact informations to me immediately such as
1..your full name and address2..your current telephone and fax numbers3..the full details of your bank details if you chose bank to bank transfer.4..a copy of your indentity.
The requested informations is vital for further advice and also for the programming of the information in the micro chip compartment of central as the authorities demand which is described as selective payment and will comply with Bank to effect the transfer of the fund exactly on the particular date or period (24 hours) specified in the transfer script text for the fund to be made available to you any way you wish to receive it Considering the circumstances at hand. You are also adviced NOT to accept any E-mail or telephone calls that does not come from this office as this is to forestall new efforts towards a diversion of your payment.and for security reasons you are thefore instructed in your response to contact this committee on the below email address (email@example.com)
Note that at your response with the requested information an application of claims will be submitted on your behalf for official approval of your case file to enhance effective transmision of your funds as prescribed in the presidency act that gorvens the activities of this committee.
Accept our congratulations in advance.as we await your urgent response. Best regards,Dr Mrs Francois limbahaChairladypolicyharmonisationcommittee
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