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From: "jenn momoh" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 23:22:11 +0100
Subject: From Miss: Jenet Serwa MOMOH
>From Miss: Jenet Serwa MOMOH
Good day and how are you today together with your family? I hope fine.
look not unto race or religion, because this has been problem facing the
world as a
whole. please do Permit me to inform you of my desire of asking you to be a
guardian or foster parent to me and then help me out in what i am about to
you. I'm Jenet Serwa MOMOH (17years old) from Cote d'Ivoire, and the only
Late Mr. & Mrs. Robbert Momoh. My father was a very wealthy cocoa and gold
in Cote d'Ivoire.
He was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings
My mother died when i was a baby. Before the death of my father on December.
in a private hospital in Cote d'Ivoire, he secretly called me by his bed
told me that he has the sum of thirteen million seven hundred thousand
States Dollars USD ($13,700,000) deposited in a bank in Accra Ghana. He told
that he used my name (Jenet Serwa MOMOH) as the next of Kin to deposit the
He then strongly advised me NOT to seek for assistance in the investment of
money from his lawyer nor any of his friend here but to seek for a foreign
from any country of my choice (outside my country,Cote d'Ivoire ) that will
me in the wise investment of the money.I have since left the money in the
with the view of making use of it for investment purposes after my
I am presently in Ghana,where the money is deposited by my late father and
finally i decided to take quick actions and have this money retrieved out
country Ghana. I am presently taking shelter in a church since my uncles
collected all my fathers properties saying that i am a female child that i
have any rite in the family.That is why i need your urgent assistance to
transfer this money out to your country and I will use it for investment
purpose like real estate management or hotel management Because of this i am
honorably seeking your assistance in the following ways:
(1) To be my guardian and then assist me financialy to see that this money
retrieve from the bank.
(2) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my
and then settle there parmanently.
I am willing to offer you, 15% of the total money as compensation for your
assistance. Please let me know if you feel the percentage i offered is not
you.As soon as i recieve your full assurance and corporation, I will then
the contact information of the bank, for you to find out the requirement we
proceed so that the money can be released.
Please, i will like you to come down here so that i we will both go to the
together.I will also like you to think and pray about this very well before
replying back to me.May God Bless you.
Miss.Jenet Serwa MOMOH