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From: Joseph Mufemba <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 11:31:01 -0400
Subject: From Joseph Mufemba
The Reform Church of God23/24 Cocody AvenueAbidjan,Cote d'ivoire Dearest One,I know this mail will come to you as a surprise since we have not had previous correspondence, please bear with me. I will really like to have a good relationship with you, and I have a special reason why I decided to contact you.I am Miss Joseph Mufemba 19 years old boy, with my younger sister Silvia Mufemba Zimbabwen Origin, Cote d'Ivoire nationality,the two children of Late cheif Robert Mufemba.I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment we are receiving from my Uncles.They planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from us since the unexpected death of my beloved Parents.Meanwhile, We wanted to escape to anywhere we can have a good life but they hides away my international passport and other valuable travelling documents. Luckly they did not discover where I kept my fathers File which contains important documents. So I decided to run with my kid sister to an orphanage camp where we are presenty hiding under Reform Church of GOD Abidjan Cote dIvoire. My late father deposited some amount of money in a bank.I wish to contact you personally for a long term business relationship and investment assistance in anywhere in the world.My late father deposited the sum of US$ 9.5 million (Nine million Five Hundred united state dollars)in one of the leading bank with my name as the next of kin. However, I shall forward to you with the necessary documents on confirmation of your acceptance to assist us for the transfer of the money to your account and investment of the fund. As you will help us in an investment, and we will like to complete our studies, as I was formerly an Economics student, when the crisis started, I droped out. If you are willing to assist us in this, kindly get back to me as soon as possible. You can call me i am waiting for your urgent and positive response. Please do keep this only to your self please I plead you not to disclose it till we come over to your country after the transfer.we are willing to offer you 20% of the total sum as compensation for your effort and 5% for any other expence you made before and after a successful transfer. Thank you and God bless, Yours sincerelyJoseph and Silvia Mufemba
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