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Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 01:05:50 +0900 (JST)
Subject: PEACE OF THE LORD BE WITH YOU.
Based on your profile, the trust and God's divine guidance that I have this great oppoutunity linking up to you, though we have not meet before but I believe that one have to risk in confiding his secret to succeed sometimes in life.
It is my pleasure to write you after much considerations requesting for your assistance My name is Miss Mary Clement, 20years old . I am the only daughter of late Mr and Mrs Clement. Mr. Johnson Clement, My father was a very wealthy Cocoa and Diamond Merchant in Monrovia the Gold Capital city of
republic of Liberia in West Africa based in Abidjan Ivory Coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates while my mother died when i am little and my father took me so special because I am the only child. Before the death of my father on 4th November 2005 in a hospital here in
Ivory Coast, he secretly called me and told me that he deposited a huge sum of $7 million Dollers ($7,OOO,OOO USD) and the Diamond inside a box which he deposited with a Security and Trust Company her in Ivory Coast as family trasure. He also made me understand that it was because of this wealth
he was poisoned while on a business trip with them and he instructed me to look for a foreign partner who will help me retrieve this box out from the Security and trust company conutry and be my guardan to invest it for me, my purpose of contacting you is for you to help me is as my late father
advised me at his sick bed.
1) To Retrieve this box with the money and Diamonds inside to
2) To make arrangement for me to come to your country to
continue my education.
3) To utilize this money by investing it in good
I$B!&(Bam now under hidings to safe my life from any accidential harm that might befall me from them. Please tell me if you will be of asistance to me after your good considerations i am willing to reward you with 15% of the money for your good assistance, i will be glad if you will get back to me
soon to tell me of your interest so that i will give you the contact information of the security company for you to
contact them on my behalf as i will be introducing you.
I am pleading to you with the name of Almighty God to help me out of this problem.coincidentally Ivory coast is now having it's own political unrest,
I am kindly waiting for your soonest response.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
All my love,
Miss Mary Clement.
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