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From: Dr Paul Acquah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 13:54:21 -0700
Subject: FUND DELIVERY NOTIFICATION
FROM THE DESK OF THE GOVERNORBANK OF GHANA (BOG)ACCRA,REPUBLIC OF GHANA Attention, I am delighted to inform you that the contract panel, which just concluded its seating in Accra Ghana, released your name amongst contractors to benefit from the Diplomatic Immunity Payment. This Panel was primarily delegated to investigate
manipulated contract claims, contracts and over-invoiced payment as the effect has eaten deep into the economy of our dear country.
However, we wish to bring to your notice that your contract profile is still reflecting in our central computer as unpaid contractor while auditing was going on. Your contract file was forwarded to my office by the auditors as unclaimed fund, we wish to use this medium to inform you that for the time being Federal Government of Ghana have stopped further payment through bank to bank transfer due to contractors numerous petitions to United Nations against Ghana on wrong payment and diversion of contract funds to different account. In this regards we are going to send your contract payment of US$10.7 Million Dollars to you via our accredited shipping company and I have secured every needed documents to cover the money. Note: The money is coming on a security proof box. The box is sealed with synthetic nylon seal and padded with machine.You don't have to worry for anything, as the transaction is 100% risk free. The box is coming with a Diplomatic agent who will accompany the box to your house address. All you need to do now is to send to me your full house address and your identity such as, international passport or drivers license and your mobile telephone numbers. The Diplomatic Attaché will travel with it. He will call you immediately he arrives your country's Airport.I hope you understand me. Note again that you have to help the diplomats to get (Yellow Tag Paper) so that the customs and immigration will not stop
them in the Airport. Be informed that as soon as the diplomat obtain the above name certificate i.e. the Yellow Tag Paper, they will move ahead and deliver the Consignment to your door step. Finally, please be aware that the diplomat will leave Accra, Ghana via London and finally to arrive in your Country which is his last destination on the diplomatic travel route. Get back to me via email and I will let you know how far we have gone with the arrangement. Your immediate reply is needed because the box is schedule to live as soon as we hear from you. Cordially your,
Dr. Paul AcquahGovernor, Bank of GhanaAccra, Ghana.
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