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From: "sani.2032. mohammed" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 20:56:13 +0000
Subject: FROM SANI MOHAMMED/CE MESSAGE EST EN ANGL...
FROM THE DESK OF SANI MOHAMMED,AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT.FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT. BANK OF AFRICA(BOA)ANNEOUAGA-BURKINA FASOI Am Mr SANI MOHAMMED, the Manager in charge of auditing and accounting unit foreign remittance department of BANK OF AFRICA(BOA) Ouaga-Burkina Faso in West Africa, with due respect and regards, I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction. During my investigation and auditing in the bank, I department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased person, a foriegner who died in a plane crash and the fund has been dormant in his account with the bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this development. Although personally, I kept this information secret within myself to enable the whole plans and idea be profitable and successful during the time of execution,The amount involved is USD$13.000,000.(thirteen million us dollars.)Meanwhile the whole arrangement and directives needed to put claim over this fund as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased, will be forward to you upon your acceptance information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit your self to this great business opportunity. In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant, we are not allowed to operate a foriegn account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank. This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of Oath to the bank and also present a foriegn account where he will need the money to be re-transferred into on his request as it may be, after due verification and clarification to designated bank account. I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free, On smoth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 30% of the total sum as gratification, while 70% will be for me Please,you have been adviced to keep top secret as we are still in service and intend to retire from service after we conclude this deal with you. I will be monitoring the whole situation here in the bank until you confirm the money in your account and ask us to come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and further investment,either in your country or any other country you may advice us to invest in.All other necessary information will be sent to you when I hear from you.I suggest you get back to me as soon as possible stating your wish in this deal.Best RegardMR.SANI.MOHAMMED
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