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From: "pius ndanema" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 13:13:07 +0000
Subject: From.Pius And Shirley Ndanema,
From.Pius And Shirley Ndanema,
It is a delight to have your esteemed contact, i am master Pius Ndanema and
my sister Shirley, from sierra-leone. We wish to invest in a manufacturing
and real Estate management industry in your country. We have ($15 Million
United State Dollars) to invest in the industry and we will require your
assistance in receiving the funds into your bank account in your country.
This money was released from the gold dust sold During the war in our
country Sierra-leone by my late father General Michael ndanema, he deposited
this money here in a finance company for a security reason, with enabling
condition for the release of the fund which are as follow:
Upon request for the release of the fund, there must be evidence of an
appointed foreign partner with investment intentions especially outside the
West Africa .
For your decision in helping me and my sister, we shall be glad to ask you
these few questions:
Can we put our trust to your care?
Can you help us honestly, now that we are in need of your help?
How much in percentage will you require from us after the transfer of the
funds to your account?
I would like also to require for your help in the investment plans, will you
Please read these, if you accept helping us, do indicate by giving us your
response so that we can be able to proceed further and you will made
arrangements to migrate us to your country for futher our education while
you took charge of the investment.
Waiting for your prompt response.
Pius And Shirley Ndanema,