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From: Bola Kibaki <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 00:34:41 +1000 (EST)
Subject: My project
It is my utmost pleasure to email you on this fruitfull project. I decided to contact you based on a satisfactory information I got about your esteemed personality and your country. I am Mr.Bolaji Kibaki, working as an accountant of auditting and accounting section of Hallmark Trust Bank in Cote D'Ivoire(Ivory Coast).
With due respect and regard I wish to seek your urgent assistance to transfer the sum of U.S.Fourteen Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars (U.S14.8M) from the above mentioned bank to your own bank account. This money belongs to a deceased customer of this bank who died in a plane crash with his wife and the fund has been lying dormant with our bank without any claim, either from his family or relation. I am contacting you to present you as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased so that the money can be released and officially transferred to your bank account. There is absolutely no risk involved in this transaction both now or afterwards, as all loope holes have been taken care of and all necessary informations as regards to this fund have been secured.
Please be notified that I am still working with the bank and it's only me that is aware and in control of this development thus, I emplore that you treat this proposal very confidential for us to proceed and succeed. I have served the bank faithfully for good number of years and 'am presently preparing for my retirement, hence I see this as a great opportunity to be comfortable in life after retirement. As soon as the fund is secured into your bank account I will meet with you in your country for collection of my share and discuss in details on possibility of establishing some business ventures in your country. I will be comfortable to share the proceeds of this enterprise with you on the following ratio: 40% for you the account owner, 50% for me, while 10% will be set aside
to reconcile all expenses made during the transaction both from your side and from own side.
Meanwhile, for your perusial here below is the website of the plane crash that took the life of the account owner and his family:
I am looking foward to hearing from you soonest for further informations.
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