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From: "Mrs Cole" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 22:18:38 +0000
Subject: From Mrs Cole Urgent Resply
Good day and Compliments,
Your Honorable Sir,
Your good dossier made me to contact you for this urgent mail, i am Mrs Hadiya Cole , my parents are second generation philipino immigrant in sudan i met and married my sudanese husband here in sudan, Sir Because of the strategic position of my late husband a close confidant to a ruling elite in Sudanese government he was was able to acquire personal wealth running into several millions of dollars presently in a safe house here at the capital Dakar Senegal. Sir my husband made this money largely through "Consultancy Fees, promotional fees" and "Good Faith Fees" paid by foreign oil companies prior to Allocation of Deep Water Oil Blocks and other Lifting/prospecting Right.
Before his death he made me to know certain deposited he made in my name as the next-of-kin and also were i should look for assistance , he intended using it for investment overseas but when he saw that the United Nation, African Union and international communities cannot put an end to this war, he used his connections to move the funds to safety in Dakar Senegal .
I was also inform with details of how the money was shipped through concealed Diplomatic luggage to Security Firm in Dakar, through this means the money remains untraceable and the firm did not know the content which was initially declared as family heritage by my late husband upon the time of deposit. It is the system used by most top Government officials in Sudan to remove their fortunes to safety abroad .After the death of my husband the government started making life very difficult for my immediate family seizing most of my late husband assets, sale of buildings and freezing of our family accounts.
life became unbearable for my family having no option i decided to flee with my daughter since it has become clear that my life and that of my only daughter is at stake.
I arrive Dakar Senegal two weeks ago and proceed to the Financial institution for claiming of the money which is now our only hope to keep the family name alive and caved a better future for me and my daughter in Asia, after confirming my particulars to the firm the director made to know that they are ready to released my consignment to me anytime i wishes.
sir with your good character I am sure that you are the right person willing to assist me in moving the funds and manage it with glaring transparent while investment management can be done after proper transfer of funds through legitimate banking routes
All I now need is a honest partner who can receive the money in your country on my behalf and help me to invest as aforementioned. There is absolutely no risk involved in this transaction as the money legally belong to me as the rightful next of kin.
i have been deliberating on how to use this fund abroad in a confidential manner and in view of my late husband wishes therefore, i am soliciting your confidence, support and assistance as my husband partner to receive this fund for investment purpose because i am inexperience in a transaction like this and i do not wish to involve any of my husband kinsmen or relatives or anybody except people of the international community whom i trust so well.
Please if you are interested in genuine approach to assist me with full supportive control to retrieve the funds and manage for me and my little child please reply immediately and give me your full details such as your names,address, contact phone number And any useful information to better introduce your self to me and assure me of your sincerity not to betray me, i will await you to provide your contacts below and for me to send you documents to further convince you of my genuine assertion.
Please contact me specifically through this email:firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
Mrs Hadiya Cole
Direct Acess: +221-77-205-4066