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From: "OSENI Mr. M"<email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 10:15:07 +0100
Subject: Expecting your urgent response.
Hello Dear Friend,
We offered Grant of US$250 million dollar for
Farmers, Ranchers, and Small scale Entrepreneur from the Directorate of
Project Development (DOPD). This Grant is for Experienced Farmers,
Ranchers and Small Scale Entrepreneurs who are unable to obtain
financing from commercial credit
sources. Loan amounts range from
$500,000.00 to $2,000,000.00 and $2,000,000.00 to $5,000,000.00 (Amount
Varies Based on Applicant Capability) Ministry of National Development
(MOND) is the sponsor of this facility.
REASON FOR CONTACTING
My name is Mr. Markus Oseni the Deputy Governor Financial
Sector Surveillance Central Bank of Benin. Last year I made an
arrangement with one Mr. Michael McNulty a national of the United State
of America in the state of Wisconsin to hold on my behalf the sum of
$15.2Million to be used for investment, the money was slated to move in
two phase of $7.5Million at each phase. We worked together and obtained
all the papers needed to transfer the first $7.5Million but as soon as
the fund was confirmed in his bank account he disconnected his phone
line 715 694 5761 and disappeared. He was staying at #45, Peterson Rd,
Black River Fall, Wisconsin.
My tenure as the Deputy Governor
Financial Sector Surveillance Central Bank of Benin will very soon and I
don\'t want the opportunity I have here in making myself rich to be
wasted hence I am contacting you to work with me and keep on my behalf
for investment the balances sum $7.7Million. As a civil servant still
under services of my government I am barred from operating foreign
account and I would not deposit this amount in my local account here
because I had declared my asset immediately I was appointed into my
I will make you my investment manager after a
commission of $2.2Million from the $7.7Million for your kind help and I
pray I will not be disappointed again. I seek for your corporation and
sincerity towards this business.
Please contact me immediately via
email: ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) with your complete names and
numbers (Phone and Fax) and I will get back to you explaining areas you
felt you want to know better.
Expecting your urgent response.
Mr. Markus OSENI
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