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From: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 12:57:20 +0000
Subject: CAN I TRUST YOU...........??
DEAR SIR/MADAM, ATTN: With warm heart I offer my friendship, and greetings,and I hopeful that this mail will meet you in good time. However strange or surprising this contact might seem to you as we have not met personally or had any dealings in the past, I humbly ask that you take due consideration of it's importance and the immense benefit it will be to us (YOU AND I ). If this e-mail letter of proposal fails to meet your personal or desired business ethics kindly accept my sincere apology, nevertheless, I strongly believe that it will. I am Mrs. Regina Shujmeda from London, I am 59years old, A widow to late Mr.John Shujmeda who was the President of agricultural equipment giant AGCO Corp,Who perished on the 4th of January 2002 in a plane crash in Birmingham. i am deaf and suffering from a protracted cancer of the lungs.From all indication my condition is really deteriorating, and my doctors have courageously advised me that i may not live beyond the next two months to four months,this is because the cancer stage has reached a critical stage.Please View the Website below:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1742404.stmhttp://edition.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/europe/01/04/england.plane/ My late Husband Mr.John Shumejda and senior vice president for sales and marketing Ed Swingle had died in the crash. I got your contact after an official enquiry from your country's Consulate via the chambers of Commerce and Industries here in my country Britian,but I did not disclose the intention to anyone because of the delicate nature of the proposal.My late husband deposited (FIFTEEN Million Pounds) in a Citi Bank N.A London, Before the death of my late husband he told me that i have to invest this money out of London that he dont Want any body from his office or our country to know About this money, that is why I contacted you so that You will help me to transfer out this money out from My country to your country Account for investment. Presently, I'm with my laptop in a hospital where i have been undergoing treatment. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that i have only a few months to live. Please if you are interested, kindly get back to me as quickly as possible to enable me make all the necessary arrangement towards how to present you to the bank as "truly next of kin" to my late husband. It does not matter if you are from America or not.I want you to receive this fund on my behalf in your Country so that we can invest it for a good business and invest on a profitable business venture on agreed Terms. I have made an arrangement with my family lawyer who Will send an application Letter to the bank on your behalf as The next of kin to my late husband Mr.John Shujmeda, And I will use my position as the wife and stand on Your behalf as the next of kin to my late husband.For the mode of sharing, 40% will be offerred to you, from the total sum,while 10% will give to the Charitable Organization and the Orphange homes,50% will be for me for me which i will use to treat my self as a widom without a child. The need to move out this money arose when the Prime Minister Gordon Brown said that some of the money held in dormant accounts would be used to fund youth and community projects for your confirmation.Below is the website http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4017381.stm more information.This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is legitimate and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act.On your interest, let me hear from you URGENTLY.If you are interested please get intouch with me as soon as possible for moredetails I am readdy to offer you 40% of the said fund Thanks in anticipation of your immediate response Awaiting your reply Mrs.Regina Shumeja (DE Widow)