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From: John Koko <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 12:43:13 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Reply today pls.
de Mr.John Koko.
Cocody Cites des
Arts,Abidjan - Cote D'Ivoire
Your Urgent Attention.
Permit me for using this media to write you, I am Mr.John Koko, I work with one of the prime banks here in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire as a project and investment officer. I am writing this letter on behalf of my client who owned one of the largest farm in Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire).
My client, his wife and three children died in a fatal accident on their way to visit Ghana ancient museum. Since then I have made several inquiries to trace the family or anyone who had a useful information about the family, my client migrated to Cote D'Ivoire since early 90s. After several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace the family name from the Internet Information Program (IIP) to see if I can get any member of his family hence I come across your contact.
My interest on this matter is about the amount US$12,500,000.00 United States dollars.
Being the personal a/c manager of the decease, I had been compel to submit the next of kin to the decease person but unfortunately his wife they suppose next of kin was also involve in the unfortunate incident that took the live of the entire family. Inorder to avoid the bank from confiscating the deposit, in a professional manner, i am considering to submit your name as a relatives to the decease so that the deposit will be release to you.If you are devotedly
willing to handle this, I guarantee that this will be executed under all legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law inasmuch as we will share the money 50/50.
Please provide me with your full Name and Address, Date of birth, Telephone and Fax Number to enable me effect change(s) where neccessary to the bank for claim, reply is very important to register your interest.
Mr. John Koko
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