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From: PRINCE KAMARA <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 07:28:26 -0800 (PST)
Subject: From Prince Mike and Joy Kamara
>From Prince Mike and Joy Kamara
ADDRESS/ AVE 11 RUE 45
ABIDJAN COTE D IVOIRE
Base on your profile we are happy to request for your assistance and also=
=A0 to go into business partnership with you, i believe that you will not b=
etaryed my trust which i am going to lay on you. I am prince Mike Kamara ,2=
0years old and the only son of my late parents CHIFE and Mrs Alfred.G. KAMA=
RA,I am here with my only sister Joy, our father was a highly reputable bus=
nness magnet-(a cocoa merchant)who operated in the capital of Ivory coast d=
uring his days. It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France=
during one of his business trips abroad year 12th.Febuary 2008.Though his =
sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an=
uncle of his who travelled with him at that time.But God knows the truth! =
our mother died when I was just 6years old,and since then my father took us=
=A0Before his death on Febuary 12 2008 he called the secretary who accompan=
ied him to the hospital and told him that he has the sum of=A0 Eleveen Mill=
ion United States Dollars(USD$11M) left in a security company in a mettalic=
trunk box, but the security company didn't know the content because it was=
registered as family valuables personal for security reasons. I am just 20=
years old and a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do. =
This is because we have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of mad poli=
tical crisis here in ivory-coast.
The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life. Sir,I am in a si=
ncere desire of your humble assistance in this regards.Your suggestions and=
ideas will be highly regarded. Now permit me to ask these few questions :-
1. Can you come for our rescue here in cote d' ivoire.
2. We are willing to offer you 30% of the total sum or invest the fund in p=
artnership with.as compensation for your effort/input after the successful =
transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas Consider this an=
d get back to me as soon as possible.
=A0Thank you so much.
My sincere regards,
Prince mike/joy kamara=20