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From: Martina Kabila <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 03:57:22 -0800 (PST)
Subject: URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL
FROM : MARTINA KABILA.
URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL.
IVORY COAST (WEST AFRICA)
I am Mrs martina Kabila, from Democratic Republic of Congo. There is an information I would like you to keep very confidential There is sum amounts of money my Husband Late President Laurent Kabila,deposited in a security company in MALAYSIA, before he was killed by his Eldest Military Son. The squabble happened as immediately we returned back from our Malaysia trip . My husband married us two.I am the second wife. I will not be able to give you the full details that led to that ugly incidents. The Eldest Son is the current President of our country now. I am staying in Abidjan, capital of Republic of Cote-D Ivoire, with my three children for my safety and that of my children. The money in question, is 4Million U.S. Dollars.
I can not make the withdrawal of this fund, because my husband registered the Beneficiary of the fund as his (Foreign Business Partner) and also (Family valuables as the content of the deposit) The documents of the deposit are with me. What I would want you to do, is to assist me to get the consignment withdrawn from the security company, and we shall open a small account in a Bank there in your name, and transfer the money to your country, through the account .
We shall replace the name Foreign Partner to your own name, because the code was used for security reason.I will give you the 20% of the money for your assistance.There is no risk in this transaction. I will use the remain balance of the money for an investment in your country for the future of my children. If you are interested, and can maintain the very confidentiality of this transaction,you reply me immediately for more clarification, and also note that I am a French woman, but I will not like to involve any French language while this transaction last, as I can speak little English, and my son also speaks English very well.
Thank you very much.
Mrs Martina T. Kabila.
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