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From: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 17:22:36 +0700 (ICT)
Subject: From Miis Stella Moroba
From Miis Stella Moroba
01 Avenue 30 Rue 105n
Treichville Abidjan 01,
Ivory coast. Please if you are interested answer me on my private address: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear loved good one, Please,Permit me to inform you of my mind, Because I have make up
my mind to write to you this way. However,i am pleading you,to reply me urgently,so that we can start this transactions,immediately. I contacted you after so many fasting and prayers to GOD, to answer our prayers and help our neigbours who is in trouble.i checked ur mesage details and i didn't hesitate to contact you due to it's esteeming nature and me showing interest that i want my late father's money transfered into your nominated bank account,in your country.please read attentively and kindly contact me now for more details, via my private email address,so that i can tell you more better about this deal. Let me firstly introduce myself to you,My name is Stella Moroba,I am 21 years old girl now, i was born on the 28th of march,1986, to MOROBA family and my late father name is Mr JOSEPH MOROBA he is a very wealthy gold and cocoa merchant who based in ACCRA and ABIDJAN respectively and my mothers name is Stella tourÃ© and I am there only child. When i was a kid i went to
a private schools and things were going on well for me and my parents till when my mother died on the 21ST october 1994 and since then,my father took me so special because i am motherless and his only son and also he shower all his love on me and promised me that he will never have another woman because he did not want me to for any problem,but has fate,my father was killed this year 2007.He was poisoned to death by his blood brother,who happened to be my uncle. But before the sudden death of my father on the 12th of January 2007 in a private hospital here in Abidjan, he called me secretly to his bed side and told me that he kept a sum of US$9,500,000.00. (nine Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in a bank here in my country,Abidjan,Cote D'ivoire.Meanwhile that he used my name ( STELLA MOROBA ) as the next of kin in deposit of the funds and when he died,i am the person to claim the funds from the bank.
He also explained to me that,it was because of this money that he was poisoned by his brother,who happened to be my uncle and that i should seek for foreign partner in a country of my choice where i would transfer this money and use it for investment purpose, such as; real estate investment or stock market investment.
Please honey, i am honourably soliciting for your kind and urgent assistance in the following ways :
1. To provide a bank account where i will transfer this total us$9.5 Million Dollars.
2. To serve as the guardian of these fund,since i am 21 years old.
3. To make arrangement for me to come to your country,after the successful transfer into your bank account and continue my educational career and also to procure to me a residential permit in your country.4. To help me out with my investment purposes in your country,since i am only 21 years of age and i don't know much about investment in your country and also to help me out in choosing a good profitable business,which i can invest in your country.
Sincerely speaking,I am inclined to offer you 15% of the total sum as a mode of compensation for your effort after the successful transfer of these fund into your nominated bank account in your country.Not only this,i am also going to add extra 1% share for your expenses phone calls to me and my bank and also make you my oversea guidian,since you are the one,providing the bank account for this transfer and you will manage and direct all the companies,which i will set-up over there in your country,after the successful transfer.
Sincerely speaking,I am inclined to offer you 15% of the total sum as a mode of compensation for your effort after the successful transfer of these fund into your nominated bank account in your country.Not only this,i am also going to add extra 1% share for your expenses phone calls to me and my bank and also make you my oversea guidian,since you are the one,providing the bank account for this transfer and you will manage and direct all the companies,which i will set-up over there in your country,after the successful transfer. So let's say,we are sharing with ratio 16% : 84%.Listen my friend,because your total share out of this my total u( $9.500 000) Million Dollars is 16%,while i will use the remaining 84% for my investment purposes in your country.Infact,i have all the documents for this us$10.5M in the bank and i will send it to you immediately,when i receive your good news message,that you are interested to help me out in this deal. Please i will be very happy if this
transaction will be concluded within three (3) working days from now.From today to 3 days time,because i am eager to meet you over there in your country.Please you have to understand me,Even rightnow as i am writting you this message,tears are running out of my eyes.you need to understand how i feel and how much i miss my late parents and most of all,my loving and caring father.i am tired of staying here in this country for my own security and safety reasons and i want you,to help me and transfer this my late father's total fund into your nominated bank account in your country,for investment purposes quickly,so that my wicked uncle will not kill me,the same when he killed my late father. Anyway,Let me stop here for my security reason for now.Anticipating to hear urgently from you soon. Good one, i am seriously fasting and praying now,before writting you this letter,because,this money here is what is left for me by my late father and my life and also my last hope of
survival,so please promise me,you will never hurt me in anyway or treat me BAD,when i come over there in your country,after the successful transfer.I pray you understand what i mean,because if anything happened to this money deposited in the bank,Honestly,i will beg for the rest of my life. so please try and help me out.ok.
Please if you are interested answer me on my private address :email@example.com
I am expecting to hear from you as soon as possible.
May Almighty God bless you as you do care for an orphan like me.
With my best regard,
From Stella Moroba
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