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From: ruth john <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 07:28:10 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Urgent From Miss Celina
Compliments of the season. I have been trying to reach you as my earlier mails were returned undelivered. That was why I hereby attempt to reach you again by this same email address due to a favor which I need from you. But first I will introduce myself, I am Miss Celina Amah and I am a citizen of Liberia but presently in Cote D.Ivoier West Africa I came down to make inquires from a financial firm here in Cote D;Ivoier due to some private issue which I will disclosed to you, Before the death of my father, he had taken me to Cote D,Ivoier to deposit substantial Amount (Amount not disclosed for security reason. )in one of the private security firm,Cote D;Ivoier as he foresaw the looming danger in Liberia.
This money was deposited in a box as gem stones to avoid much demurrage from security firm,This money was earn from gold and diamond which is the main source of this funds deposited by my late father.You must understand that all I need from you is your time, trust and understanding, so you can help me receive this funds for investment. I must let you know that this transaction is risk free. If you accept to assist me,all I want you to do for me, is to arrangements with the security firm to clear the (funds) from their affiliate office here in Cote D;Ivoier with the help of the barrister.But before then all modalities will have to be put in place.
I have two options for you. Firstly you can choose to have certain percentage of the money for nominating your account for this transaction. Or you can go into partnership with me for the proper profitable investment of the money in your country. Whichever the option you want, feel free to notify me. I sincerely do not have any knowledge in Financial investments and I do not intend to explain all details in this email for security reason, All that i need from you is your assistance to make my dream a reality, I will certainly reward you for your services. You have to understand that the reason I contacted you is that I was at the security firm and the document that was showed to me clarify that the agreement was that the Foreigner should be present so to enable sign all legal document alongside with me been the legal duather that inherited these funds to avoid doubt and conspiracy,And the final release order is signed by you.
For Further details please get back to me as soon as possible with
Prove of identification.
I am waiting for your urgent and positive feedback,and please reply me through my private email(firstname.lastname@example.org)
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