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From: Jeff Kojo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 03:52:15 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Reply massage.+233204904510
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- WAR CHILD (Mr Jeff Kojo) BUDUBURAM REFUGEE CAMP CENTRAL REGION GHANA, WEST AFRICA Dear Sir/Madam, I believe this email message will meet you in a good condition of health? My name is (Mr Jeff Kojo, from Liberia, West Africa. I write to inform you of my desire to invest, and to buy a living house in your country. I am the first CHILD of Mr. PATRICK Kojo; my father was a diamond/gold Merchant in my country. My father had a bullet shot by the rebels on his way traveling out of my country with two of my younger brother's due to the present crisis that is occurring in our country (Liberia). My brother's died on the spot while the UN peacemaker, keeping force rescued my father, and he was taken to hospital for medical treatment, of which he later died. Before he died he revealed to my mother and I about the two silver metallic boxes containing: 200kilogram of au gold dust and $25.5 million, (Twenty five million and five hundred thousand U.S dollars), which he deposited with a security company here in Ghana for safekeeping. My father did not disclose the content of the boxes to the security company to avoid the officials from raising eyebrows to the funds. Presently my mother and I are here in Ghana to notify the security company for the claims, we are here as refugees. Therefore I want you to come down here in Ghana and be our beneficiary to this funds and withdraw this funds out from the security company as the direct beneficiary of this consignment and also direct me on how best we can invest this money, because my father told me that it is dangerous to invest this money in Africa to avoid suspicions, and due to market instability coupled with economic and political instability facing African countries rise, that is why we want to invest in Abroad. For your mutual assistance, my mother and I have agreed to offer you 25% of the total amount of the money. We have all the vital documents covering the deposit and the ownership, which I can send to you through fax on request. Note: I will like you to keep this as confidential as ever as you forward to me your fax and phone or mobile numbers for easy Communications. Waiting for your urgent response. Best regards, Mr Jeff Kojo For the entire family.