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From: kon guei <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2008 10:43:12 +0000
Subject: Urgent Response
Dear As it may interest you to know, I got your impressive information through the business directory at chamber of commerce and Industry here in Lome -Togo, where I was seaching for a good reliable contact which I will entrust this oppurtunity . I am , Attorney Kon Guei. Personal Lawyer to an American national who is now late Mr. Bob Williams , who died on 4th February 2000 on board with Alaska Airlines Flight http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list More details about the deceased himself, you can check on( http://www.nativefederation.org/history/people/Bob Williams.html ). Since then I have made several efforts to locate any of his extended relatives, this has proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet, to locate any member of his family to assist me in repatriating the consignment he deposited with GLOBAL SECURITY COMPANY here in Togo, The consignment valued 7 million. Dollars The Security company has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the deposit confiscated within the next three official working months. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for months now. Please I am seeking for your consent to present you as the next of Kin of my deceased client to enable us take over the proceeds of this consignment paid to you and then you and me will share the money. I do not know if you are in anyway related to him as your last names are similar. Please, even if you are not in anyway related to him, I want to know if you will be interested to claim this consignment. I will want us to have a meeting to enable us agree on the modalities and the sharing ratio to carry out these operation. Above all the meeting will afford us the opportunity to know ourselves and to know the roles to be played by any of us! . I will try to provide every necessary legal documents that can be used to back up this claim . All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement from any breach of law. You have to assure me of your honesty and sincerity . Attorney Kon Guei56 Rue Boulevard Djankasse,B.P.50214. Lome -Togo.
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