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Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 15:24:04 +0100
Subject: ATTENTION ORDERING BENEFICIARY: YOUR PAYMENT IS READY.
From the desk of: Dr,Jim PetersInternational Settlement
Oceanic bank international plc Direct Tel:+229-93-742-245
Re:Immediate ATM DEBIT Cash Card Payment Notification ATTENTION
ORDERING BENEFICIARY: YOUR PAYMENT IS READY.
Your Name And Your Contact
Details Was Given To This Office In Respect Of Your Total
lnherited/Contract Sum Owed To You Which You Have Failed To Claim
Because Of Either Non-Compliance Of Official Processes Or Because Of
Your Unbelief Of The Reality Of Your Genuine Payment.
We Wish To
Bring To You The Solution To This Problem. Right Now We Have Arranged
Your Payment Through Our Swift Card Payment Centers, That Is The Latest
Instruction From Economic Community Of West African States
This Card Center Will Send To You An ATM DEBIT Card Which You
Will Use To Withdraw Your Money In Any ATM Machine In Any Part Of The
World, So If You Like To Receive Your Fund In This Way, Please Let Us
Know By Contacting Us Back And Also Send The Following Information As
1. Full Name 2. Phone And Fax Number
3. Address Were You
Want Them To Send The ATM Card To (P.O Box Not Acceptable)
4. Your Age
And Current Occupation
5. Attach Copy Of Your Identification
Been Mandated By The ECOWAS Parliament To Issue Out $1.5m usd Million
in your favour This fiscal year 2007 Insead of the previous amount. Also
For Your Information, You Have To Stop Any Further Communication With
Any Other Person (S) Or Office(S) To Avoid Any Hitches In Receiving Your
Note That Because Of Impostors, We Hereby Issued You Our Code
Of Conduct, Which Is (ATM-202) So You Have To Indicate This Code When
Contacting The Card Center By Using It As Your Subject. It will cost you
only $250 for shipment of the card to your doorstep.
================================================= AS SOON AS I CONFIRM
THE REQUIRED INFORMATION I WILL DIRECT YOU ON HOW YOU ARE GOING TO SEND
THE REQUIRED FEE FOR IMMEDIATE DESPATCH OF YOUR ATM PAYMENT
================================================ You are advice to
contact the head office via this email address below..
Dr,Jim PetersInternational Settlement
Oceanic bank international plc. Direct Tel:+229-93-742-245
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