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From: agnes sumah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 14:01:05 +0200
CONFIDENTIALI am Miss AGNES Sumah, the elderst daughter of the late Minister of mineral resources and energy , chief GEORGE Sumah of Sierra-Leone diamond and mining corporation.who died on car accident before the recent election. I must confess my agitation is real, and my words is my bond,in this proposa My late Father diverted this money when he realised that other senior members of the government including the president AHMED TEJAN KABBA are busy looting government funds beleiving that the may not be re-elected again as a result,there is no confidence in the adminstration after the bloody and disastrous civil war in my country My late farther deposited the money with a private security/finance company in Republic of South Africa where iam as political assylum seeker with my younger sister waiting for God to connect to us to the rightful person that can stand as our late farther;s, business affiliate for us to transfer this sum of [US$12,500.000.00] out of South Africa for investment and for our mutual benefits.Honestly I want you to believe that this transaction is real and never a joke. My late father chief.SUMAH G SUMAH gave me the photocopies of the certificate of deposit issued to him by the Security/finance firm on the date of deposit, for you to be clarify because, I do not expose my self to anybody I see, I believe that you are able to keep this transaction secret for us because this money is the hope of my life, it is mportantIf this proposal interest you ,Kindly send your contact details as well as your willingness to come down to SA for face to face meeting.In appreciation to your effort, we have decided to give you 20% ,5% for every incedental expenses during the cause of this transaction while 75% will be for our investment in your country which you will be apartner with us.We expect your positive response once you are interested to work with us.Thank you and GOD bless you.Kind regards.AGNES SUMAH[MISS]
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