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From: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 15:43:16 +0800
FROM :MR.James Burnett
PHONE:+44 703 174 7136
With great pleasure I am writing this proposal on behalf of my partners.A
member of our government trade delegation to your country gave your
impeccable profile to me. Hence I have decided to seek your cooperation,
due to the sensitivity of this transaction and my
Commitment as a civil servant.
I am An Auditor Manager in my Bank. In
Scotland. There is an account opened in this Bank in 1997 and since 2000
nobody has operated on this account again. After going through some old
files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money out
urgently it would be forfeited for nothing.
The owner of this account is MR.Mike Khogan, a foreigner and he died since
1999. In an air crash along with his wife in 31st October died since 1999 an
Egyptian airline 990 with other passengers on board. You can confirm this
from the website below published by CNN.WEBSITEPUBLISHEDONCNN.
www.zenpageweavers.com/malikahti/journal/flight.htm. No other person know
about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no other
beneficiary and the amount involved is (30.5M) Thirty Million Five Hundred
Thousand United States Dollars.
Our constraint is to be able to source an honest and trustworthy individual,
to whom we can remit these funds and act as trustee pending our visit, since
our period of disengagement from the civil service is near.
We are presently affected by the Scotish civil
service code of conduct laws that prohibits civil servants from operating
private foreign accounts.
I have the authority of my partners in office to
propose that should you be willing to assist us in this transaction, your
share as compensation will be (20%) while my colleagues and I receive
(70%) and the balance of (10%) for taxes and other
This transaction is 100% risk free provided you
treat it with utmost secrecy and confidentiality. Furthermore, your area
of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful execution of this
transaction. Kindly contact me as soon as possible. Your response to
indicate your willingness in assisting us.
Furthermore, in order for us to accomplish this transaction more securely
and more professionally, Is to make you the bona-fide beneficiary of these
funds, putting your name in the bank database as the beneficiary of these
funds because this account has no beneficiary. Should you be interested,
please send us the following
(1) Your Full Names.
(2) Your Age.
(3) Your Occupation/Profession.
(4) Your Residential address/Company if any.
(5) Your Direct Telephone and fax Number.
6) Your Copy of ID.
This are all we need to start with and after acquaintances, we shall
forward all legal documents.
My sincere Regards,