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From: "ko.rose" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 17:26:15 +0100 (CET)
Subject: From Rose koroma Urgent Reply
>From Rose koroma Urgent Reply
(Phone +225 09 13 78 32 )
With due respect and humility I write you this proposal which I believe would be of great interest toyou.
I am Mrs Rose koroma , a Sierra Leone National and the wife of Late Dr LAMINE Koroma of the blessed memory. Prior to my husband assassination by the rebel forces loyal to FODAY SANKOH , he was the Director General National Gold Diamond Mining Corporation of Sierra Leone. Two days before my husband was assassinated, he instructed me and my two sons TONY and FRANK to move out of Sierra Leone immediately. Before the powerful Economic Community of West African States (ECOMOG) forces intervened which eventually resulted into a brutal civil war. I and my children managed to escape to Abidjan, the Repbulic of Cote d'Ivoire through the help of my husband's friend who is a trawler. We came into Abidjan with some valuables including a cash sum of U$ 18 Million (EIGTHEEN MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) in two trunk boxes which I deposited with a private security company here in Abidajn-Cote d' Ivoire in my son's name (TONY Koroma). For your information, we did not disclose the real content of the boxes to the securitycompany and we do not wish them to know this under any circumstances. Rather, we deposited the boxes as containing family valuables.
Meanwhile, I want to leave Cote d'Ivoire entirely with this money for investment in your country because of the stable political situation and mostly for the future of my children. Right now I am seeking for a foreign partner who will assist me retrieve and serve as the guardian of this fund with whom I can plan the best way to move out this fund for investment purposes which is my
motive for contacting you.
Moreover, you are requested to assist in the following areas: That you will be required to negotiate on how best to transfer this fund without attracting much taxation. That you will assist in providing me and my family a permanent residence / Resident permit in your country after this money has been transferred to your country.
That you will be responsible in advising us to invest this fund a viable venture in your country. That you will pay a short working visit (2 days) to meet with me and my family face to face here in Abidajn-Cote d' Ivoire to enable us establish a personal contact with you to ensure some amount of confidence between us. We have it in mind to reward you handsomely for your assistance.
We are prepared to give you 30 % of the total sum, and 35% share in the total investment to be made. Do not hesitate to call my son TONY on his line (+225 09 13 78 32 )immediately you receive this message so to enable us proceed in Ernest towards concluding this transaction. Please ensure that no one else know about this money as it is only myself, my son, yourself and the EVANGELIST of the CHURCH where we worship who know about this money.
May God bless you as you assist us.
Mrs Rose koroma
(+225 09 13 78 32)
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