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From: UNITED STATES SENATE HOUSE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 21:30:16 -0500
Subject: Kind Attn:Beneficiary with African Countries *
UNITED STATES SENATE SUB COMMITTEE ON FUND TRANSFERS AND
In Conjunction with (OAU Oganization Of African Unity.
FROM: - MR. COX
THE CHAIRMEN AND RANKING MEMBERS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN
RELATIONS, THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, THE HOUSE COMMITTEE
APPROPRIATIONS,AND THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.
Kind Attn:Beneficiary with African Countries *
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT WITH AFRICAN COUNTRY
Sequel to the meeting we have with all the African countries leaders regards
to all payment been owed by the African continent, the Chairman
Organization of African Unity (OAU) has made it known to all the
beneficiaries been owed by African via contract, inheritance, Lottery
Winners, during his recent meeting that all the debt been owed by the
Africans should be paid to them via OAU account with the supervision of
the Us Senate Representaive London UK,which you happened to be one of them.
You are advice to stop any further communications with anybody and
contactthe office of The UNITED STATES SENATE REPRESENTATIVE In London UK
which the representative in-charge is Mr.Paul Wise.
His full contact details as follow.
Tel :+44-7031847551 & +44-7031847151.
Your above fund has been deposited in the bank account stated below which
was submitted to this office by our representative.
The formal payment officer that has been handling your payment before have
been instructed to hands up from your payment due to the petitions and
complains we have been receiving from all parts of the world against
African countries the way they are delaying their beneficiaries funds.
Some petitions we received made it known to us that some beneficiaries have
loose all they have achieved in their life time due to the way Africans are
asking them to pay one charges or the other in regards of their payment.
Be inform that your fund has been transfer into the bank account provided
bythe Goverment and our representative Mr.Paul Wise below.
DIAMOND BANK OF NIGERIA PLC.
ACCOUNT NO 5608403326
ACCOUNT NAME Jean Eze
ROUTING NO 0853733.
Please contact Mr.Paul Wise immediately for the collection of your
International Transfer Payment Advice to enable you confirm your payment in
to your account without further delay, he is the only authorized United
States Senate Representative in London Payment Center UK to handle and
witness your payment, any other further communication you having outside his
office is at your own risk,you are advice to stop making any further payment
to any one without Mr.Paul Wise notice because he is the only authorize
United States Senate Representative in charge of London Payment Center UK
via Organization of African Unity(OAU)and permission under United States
Senate House On Fund Transfer & terrorism payment gazette .
We apologies to you and your company or family for what it might has cost
you in the past without receiving your fund upon the charges and taxes you
have paid before.
Contact Mr.Paul Wise immediately to confirmed your payment in your account
to enable us close your payment file with us.
Kindly re-confirm the following information to Mr.Paul Wise the UNITED
STATES SENATE REPRESENTATIVE AND HEAD OF THE PAYMENT CENTER IN LONDON
ENGLAND for final verification of your details so that your fund will be
transferred in your favour, please contact him.
White House and House Speaker Dennis Hastert,R-Illinois,Senate Majority
Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn