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From: =?gb2312?q?mohammad=20Abdul?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 22:15:29 +0800 (CST)
Subject: From The Office Of Mr.Abdul mohammad
From The Office Of Mr.Abdul mohammad
Organization For Petroleum Exporting Countries - OPEC.
Plot #123cbB/Pbv, main city
Sao Tome and principle of West Africa.
I want you to patiently read this offer. I am Mr.Abdul mohammad , the
Head of Delegation to the World Bank in West Africa. I am the linkman
between the Organization For Petroleum Exporting Countries - OPEC and the
petroleum sector in a West African country. I also attend OPEC meetings
constantly in Geneva on the auspices of World Bank.
Through the sale of our allocated oil quota in OPEC, I was able to make
US$20Million, which is currently deposited in a Security company in
Europe. I want you to assist me to claim this money as I cannotclaim it
directly because I am still a civil servant, and the code ofconduct bureau
forbids me to acquire such amount of money. It is on this basis that I am
contacting you for assistance, if you will be interested; claim documents
have been processed and will be sent to you. The documents with which the
fund is deposited will be changed to reflect you as the new beneficiary so
that you will be eligible to collect the fund on my behalf.
I will give you 25% of the fund for this assistance while 65% will be
for me and 10% will be for expenses that may be incurred on both sides. I am
aware of the international monitoring of all large-scale financialmovements
after the September 11th 2001 terrorist attack on America ad to avoid any
state of financial investigation I will provide a classified clearance paper
from the relevant body, which will exonerate the money from drug, money
laundered or terrorist related proceed.
I want to assure you that there is no risk attached in this
transaction. You should also provide me with your private telephone and fax
numbers for easier communication.
I await your prompt response.
- mohammad Abdul