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From: Daniel Kaloja. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 08:06:59 +0000
Subject: Hi, Good Morning,
Hi, Good Morning,
I know this revelation will keep you wondering why should
I trust you with this informations I am about to reveal to
you or if what I am saying is the truth especially with
the high level of scam mails going around all over the
internet, please I need you to trust and believe me if you
can. I need you to make out time to read this mail
attentively to be able to understand the reason I am
sending you this mail.
I am Daniel, 19 years of age, the only child of my
parents, Mr and Mrs Ernest Kaloja, My parents were Natives
of Ivory Coast before they migrated to the United States
when I was just 4 year old. We lived at No 215 West Wieuca
Road Northeast Atlanta, Georgia USA and I attended the
famous Frederick Douglass High School northwest Atlanta,
Georgia USA, but when my mother fell sick and died June
2001, My father became weak every now and then he will
fall sick, I believe it was the shock of my mum's sudden
death that deteriorated his health. He got retired from
his office, Fidelity National Insurance Company at No 200
Galleria Parkway Southeast Atlanta GA 30339 USA October
2004, from there we moved to New York City because of my
Then December 2005 my father called me and told that he
doesn't want to die in a foreign land. That he has made
enough money, that he felt the best thing for him to do
now is for us to relocate back to his home country of Cote
d'Ivoire so that he can set up his own Insurance company
and give job opportunities to his people and he also told
me that he want me to learn about his people and their
culture. On the 14 of December 2005 we returned back to
Then after some time my dad started to look for properties
to buy to use for an office, in several occasions I went
out with him to inspect some properties. But unfortunately
on the 22nd of February 2006 my father collapsed and later
Why am I telling you all this a total stranger you may
ask!!! The reason I am telling you and revealing to you my
family's secret is because my late dad's burial is over
and my uncle is searching every where looking for my bank
documents that my father used in depositing all his money
in the bank when his sickness became serious.
But he doesn't know that I have hide the documents in a
safe place outside the house where he can not find them
based on my late father's advice on his sick bed before
his death. This secret has been in my mind for close to a
year now and I don't even know who to tell because I need
someone to help me receive this money in a foreign account
to enable me leave here peacefully. This is the reason I
make contact with you to help me received the money. That
mean you will provide an account where the money will be
transfer into then I will take the next available flight
to join you once you confirm to me that you have received
the money in your account. I have thought about it and I
came to the conclusion that, this is the only way I can
get the money transfer out of here without my uncle
knowing about it.
If you have the fear of God and believe that you can help
me please respond to this mail and include with it your
telephone number to enable me give you a call please.
I want you to know that I passed by so many people and
many profile before I came in contact with your contact
info and when I did, my heart and the spirit of God
dwelling inside me asked me to confide and trust you.
Please get back to me ASAP.
God bless you as I look forward in meeting you soon!!!
>From Daniel Kaloja
+225 082 052 38