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From: "leomensah01 Gazeta.pl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 08:41:05 +0100
Subject: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRANSACTION MUST BE CONFIDENTIAL.
Good day My good Friend,
How are you and your family? I hope all is well. However, I am Dr.Leonard
Mensah from Accra Ghana,i am the Special Adviser on political matters to the
president Republic of Ghana But now in London for an official duty .
I got your contact from our Ghana dating Board in conjunction with American
dating Board Ghana and i know that you are capable of handling my investment
I have gone through your profile and I see that you are a man that knows
much about Business?
I will like you to help me get a Villa where I will resident with my family
in your country" I want to buy a villa for my family because I want my
Family to relocate from Africa to your country for security reason
especially now that we are campaigning for the 2008 election, so get back to
Be informed that i have chosen you to be of help me to secure a Villa, my
funds, my family and help my Wife to invest the funds wisely into a
lucrative investment of your choice that will be profitable for both of us I
will make you my partner in any investment put on in your Country and you
stand on 10% of any gain realize form the investment yearly.
Secondly, As soon as you assist me on the above request I will compensate
you with $ 800,000.00 for job well done.
The Villa will be 6 or 7 bedroom that has swimming pool, Car Garage, Playing
Grand, and it will be Beach Front or on top of the Hill, Price will not be
more then ($6,500,000.00).i also want to go into Restaurant business in your
ON HEARING FROM YOU I AM GOING TO PREPARE AN AGREEMENT OF TRUST AND ALSO I
AM GOING TO GIVE YOU THE WHOLE DETAILS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRANSACTION MUST BE CONFIDENTIAL
I will need your full information because it will help me in preparing the
agreement of trust with your full identity and I am also going to send my id
to you for your perusal, ok.
I WILL ALSO SEND TO YOU MY INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT COPY AS SOON AS I HERE
FROM YOU.CALL ME AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THIS MESSAGE.
Dr Leonard Mensah.