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From: steephen kkosa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 04:30:55 -0800 (PST)
Subject: business assistance
Dear respectful One
Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I know this mail may come to you as a surprise, since we have not known or written before.
Introducing myself, I am Stephen Kosa; I am 22 years of age, the only Son of the late Mr. and Mrs.Jose Kose. My father was a Gold and cocoa merchant based in Democratic Republic of Congo and Spain and South Africa, he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their business trips. Before the death of my father on 29th June 2006 in a private hospital here in Spain. He secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has a sum of Twenty-eight Million Five hundred thousands united state dollars (US$28,500,000.00) deposited in a Security and finance company in South Africa that he used my name as his only Son for the next of kin in depositing the fund. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates, that I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as expansion of his existing cocoa business and real estate
management there. on how best to transfer this money to overseas please. He told me that the fund is a trunk box as such the security Company does not know the contents of the box. I am humbly seeking your assistance in the following ways:
1- To assist me in providing an account of yours where this fund can quietly
be transferred into.
2- To serve as the guardian of this fund since I am still in the university.
3- To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my
education and to help me secure a residential permit in your country.
Moreover, I am willing to offer you 20% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas, while 5% will be set aside to offset any expenses we may incur. Furthermore, you can indicate your option towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within the shortest possible time if you signify interest to assist me.
Please, do not hesitate to contact me (Stephen) who is now in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the success of this transaction on my Satellite telephone number+27-73-740-0852.and Fax number + 27-86-600-5021.He will inform you the whole procedures towards the successful conclusion of this desirable project.
Thanks and God bless you abundantly,
Stephen Jose Rosa.
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