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From: sandra jecob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 22:04:28 +0900 (JST)
Subject: URGENT ASSISTANCE.
Dearest Beloved One,
Mysteries has gone in my life. Life has become restless for me in this western part of Africa. 29th September 2006 later in the night the murders come without a pity without a mercy they kill my father in front of me.
My father was a wealthy merchant.The trouble began early 2005 when my father's associates started suspecting that my father is not giving proper accounts of all the tons of cocoa being cultivated by local farmers in some villages. This mistrust deepens between Jul-Aug 2004 when they discovered a
very big some of money my father deposited with a security company here in Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire.
As a result of this discovery and the enviness of the money ,he was killed by his associates.Before this, he revealed to me the reasons of his being hatred.He directed me where to get the documents of the said deposit, he told me that he enrolled my name as his next of kin for the deposit, being
the only Duoghter. He advised me that I should not stay in the country because his enemies might equally kill me to reap all his wealth hence my mother died five years ago of cancer.
He instructed me that if he dies, that I should look for a foreign partner who will help me to transfer the money into the person's account and the person will help me to invest the money in his or her country. My father finally died on 29th of September and since then I was out of school and went
into hiding because of my father's associates.
All the relevant documents of the $9.5 (Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand dollars) that was deposited in a security company are intact with me now.
My name is Miss Sandra Jecob. I am 22 yrs old. Please I would require your urgent assistance so that I can move out from here before they kill me as they are tracing my hide out.I agreed to give you 20% of this money ,if you can help me bring out this Trunk box from the security company and
transfer this money into your account for onward investment in your country.
Please try and contact me directely immediately you receive this message,
your Urgent response Will enable me send you all necessary details as regards to the procedure of securing the consignment fund out from the security company and transferring the fund to your end account.
Please be rest assured that this transaction is 100% risk free.
I'm waiting for your urgent reply.
Miss Sandra Jecob
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