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From: Moi Keyetta <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 03:44:51 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Confidential and Urgent
Â From Mr Arab Moi Keyetta
18 Kenyatta 00201 NairobiÂ Kenya
Tel 254 -2-3392960
Date; August 20th 2008
Attn: Managing Â Â Director
DearÂ Â Sir,
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â CONFIDENTIAL ANDÂ URGENT
With due respect, trust and humility, I write to you irrespective of the fact you do not know me. With all pleasure I 'll like to introduce myself to you. I am Mr Arab Moi Keyetta director of finance KenyaÂ Ministry of Transport andÂ Avaition Â Following an impressive information about you, which I got from a very close friendÂ DrÂ Mohamed A Abdullah here in Kenya. In confidence I wish to enquire on how you can assist me with the investment of some Fund, precisely, the sum of USD$23.5M (TwentyThree. Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). I know that, you have, the capacity to receive the above fund for viable investment, hence I contacted you. This money is quite legitimate and risk free.I have successful Â Â transferred this money out ofÂ KenyaÂ in order avoid anyÂ problem or the fund being seized... This money was madeÂ from our MinistryÂ as my Compensation. Because of the perceived suspicionÂ within the home front, I have temporarily
deposited the fund with a Finance Company outside Kenya, to avoid its being confiscated by the Ministry,Â Note because of our african bad president leaders in power .I have decided to rest on the funds after my retirement from government service which i will soon be due for retirement.Â I will give you 20% of theÂ $23.5million Â fund as your own share of the fund when it's invested under your care..Â Once I receive your indication and willingness to invest the above sum under your care Urgently, I shall then forward other vital information with respect to drawing up the investment agreement for a mutual benefit (M.O.U).Thanking you in anticipation of a positive response.
PLEASE NOTE: Our correspondence will be by e-mail for confidentiality.
Â Yours sincerely,
Mr Arab Moi Keyetta.
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