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From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 19:24:24 +0100 (MET)
Subject: RE: 2008 PART-PAYMENT RELIEF GRANT TO ALL CONCERNED FOREIGN
RE: 2008 PART-PAYMENT RELIEF GRANT TO ALL CONCERNED FOREIGN BENEFICIARY
UNITED NATIONS FUNDS CLEARANCE AUTHORITY
INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE & CERTIFICATION DEPT.
125 HOLMEAD RD, PADDINGTON, SW6 2JD
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.
This is to notify all Benefactors that the United Nations Funds Clearance Authority (UNFCA). Has embarked on an immediate payment of all International dept own to Foreign Benefactor. This was done In view of the recent G8 meeting and several Financial Summit organized by the Commonwealth in conjunction with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), London Investigation Department, European Union, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, African Union Financial Regulatory Office (AUFRO) and all other related International Financial Communities regarding the issue of maintaining standard Financial Stability and Legitimacy of Funds Movement across all continents of the world.
Be informed that the WORLD BANK administration is in its twilight stage to ensure that all foreign contractors receive their part payment in this fisrt quarter payment of the year 2008. We deeply regret any financial inconveniences this temporary Economic reconstruction program might cause you and your Company. A general flat rate payments grant US$3,500,000.00 (Three Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) has been approved for all victims whom were defrauded. The total value of your Funds would be evaluated and redressed as the program progresses. The US$3,500,000.00 (Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) would be made available to our Benefactors through Online Banking via our offshore payment center in United State of America. We are sorry for any inconvenience you might have passed through in the past in trying to receive your fund.
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