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From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 11:31:59 +0100
Subject: I NEED AN URGENT ASSISTANCE !
Due to my careful search for an honest, reliable and sincere
business partner, i got your contact from internet and i ask
if you can be trusted not to break an agreement? Still, it took
me time to make up my mind to contact you and to offer you
this proposal ofmine of which my whole life depends on.
My name is ADAM MARGAI, the son of Mr. Behki
kaban Margai, of blessed memory from Zimbabwe, During
the current crises against the farmers in Zimbabwe from the
supports of President Robert Mugabe to claim all the
white-owned farms to his party members and his followers,
he ordered all white farmers to surrender all farms to
his party members and his followers. My father is One
of the most successful multy farmers in our country and
because he did not support Mugabe`s ideas, Mugabes
supporters invaded his farm and burnt everything in the farm,
killing him and made away with a lot of items in my fathers
farm. Before his death, my father had deposited with
FINANCE HOUSE IN ASIA the sum of (USD $6.5 MILLION).
After the death of my father, I decided to move to Republic
of senegal where i re-located under political asylum as a
refugee to seek for foriegn patner overseas that will assist me
to move this money out of THE FINANCIAL HOUSE to your
country as i have made up my mind to invest and live in your
As an asylum seeker i am not allowed to operate any Bank
Account within senegal. I have agreed to offer you 10%
of the total sum for your assistance as soon as the money
get`s into your account while 5% will be mapped out for any
expences that may be incurred in the course of this
transaction both local and international. I want truth and
honest to be our watch word in this transaction and please
treat this transaction with strictly confidential for the successful
out come of it. All I want you to do is to furnish me with your
personal phone and fax numbers and also your private e-mail
address for easy and urgent communication.
Note that this transaction is 100% Risk free and
absolutely confidential. I will like you to send your reply to
Thanks and God