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From: Baakata Baakata <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007 06:14:46 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: From Ms. RABET SOFTIE
From Ms. RABET SOFTIE
COTE D'IVOIRE MINISTRY OF MINES AND
I am Ms. RABET SOFTIE an Ivoirieen citizen, I got your contact through the COTE D'IVOIRE Chamber of Commerce and Industry through a web based directory while searching for a foreign partner to execute this project together.
I am a daugther to an undisclosed Ivoireene personel (for the purpose of
confidentiality for now)in the present political dispensation of my country Cote D'Ivoire-WEST-AFRICA.
Due to the trust and confidence reposed on me, I seek out a "Reliable and Trustworthy" foreign partner who will help receive funds, the funds in question is in safe deposit totaling US$4m (Four Million United States American Dollars). This amount has to be lodged into a personal or company bank account for commitment into any legitimate investment venture for a pre-defined time frame. We cannot afford to have a direct relationship with any major investment for now by virtue of our position in Government.
I definitely do not want to raise any eyebrows as an internal problems might jeopardize my stay in this country since my Dad was assasinated on pink of the event in my country.
The fund came about by series of over invoiced contracts and gratification by contractors who have had their contract entitlement covered by the government.
The fund is in a safe deposit and free from any speculation. However, I have managed to push the money abroad through a diplomatic bank transfer to a bank in MADRID(SPAIN) via a Scottish bank.
Please, be rest assured that this business relationship will bring a long term and lasting relationship between us, before proceeding with this, terms of agreement will be drawn stating clearly each level of involvement and commitment in this program. I have the necessary documents backing the deposit to facilitate transfer of the funds to you.
The modality for the disbursement of funds is as follows:
(1).70% of the total to us
(2).30% to you
All logistics are in place and all modalities worked out for a smooth actualization of the transaction within the next few working days of commencement. Also be informed that I am conceeding so much of the funds to you for the reason of absolute confidentiallity and committment to securring it till a time when I shall request for our 70% share of it.
I shall be provide you with a power of attorney vesting on you the sole power to act for and on our behalf.
Be rest assurred that you will be reimbursed with all expenses incured in the process of closing this deal if any.
For further details as to the workability of this transaction.please reach me as soon as possible for further clarification. I will prefer you to contact me confidentially here : firstname.lastname@example.org thanks you and God bless you as I await your urgent response.
Ms. RABET SOFTIE
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