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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 23:55:15 +0900 (JST)
Subject: From Mr Johnson Amed,
Ave 11 Rue de Canal
Abidjan Ivory coast,
Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. please don't be offended with this mail as i know not every body will like having such a strange mail in his address, since we have not known each other before, I come across your contact and I prayed over it and
ask God to show me someone who is honest and reliable that will help me, I must not hesitate to relate every part of this relationship to you for you to understand me very well, and know how to advise me on these.
My name is Johnson Amed, I am the only Son of late Mr and Mrs Morgan Amed. who was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan the economic capital of Ivory coast during his time, my father was poisoned on a business trip to sudan and he came back with that sickness that led to his death, My mother
died when I was a baby and my father took me so special. Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been planned by my uncle who travelled with him at that time, but God knows the truth!
Before the death of my father on 12th of january this year in a private hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of $6.500.000.00 (Six million Five hundred thousand US dollars left in fixed/suspense account in one of the prime bank here in
Abidjan, that he used my name as his only child as the next of Kin in depositing of the Money. He also let me know that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his senior brother and business associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner in another country where i will
transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as real estate management or hotel management. that is the reason why i contact you hoping that God will give you the knowlegde to advise me more on these, I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:
(1) To provide a bank account where this money will be transferred.
(2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 21years.
(3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit in your country.
Moreover, i am willing to offer you 20% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas. please, you indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within one
week, please indicate your interest to assist me in these regard.right now, I am in a guest house because of my uncle, he wants to destroy everything my father has garthered because my father is no more, I have to live the house for him as he treat to harm me. i am in a guest house now for my
safety that is why i am on my knees for God sake asking for your urgent assistance.
I am expecting to hear from you soonest,
Thanks and God bless you for your consideration.
Best regards from,
From Johnson Amed,
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