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From: "announcedwinner04" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 15:38:07 +0300 (EEST)
Subject: BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP/REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED
FROM THE DESK MR. STEVE THEEDE
MANAGER : YUKOS OIL COMPANY
IMPORT & EXPORT CRUDE OIL CORPORATION (YCO)
ADDRESS :338 YINGZE AVENUE,
OUR REF# : CET2334-U
Products & Services:Yukos Oil Company, Crude Oil.
BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP/REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED
This mail is serving as an invitation to treat with the above
named company.Our company was established in Feburary 1, 1993. Over the
years we have accumulated invaluable experience in our business and we are
proud to claim we are second to none. We are mailing with respect to our
company, we deal on import and export of crude Oil our products and
services to America, Canada & Europe.
But we are encountering problems with collection of our
funds from our customers and also getting information from them since the
Rusia Government are having problem with our company due to political
reasons, so we are seeking for representatives who will act as an agent to
our company,and also enable the easy communication with our customers.
Also collect funds at their disposal for our company and we
will pay you a representative fee of 10% deduction from every payment made
through you to our company and also an annual income of $24,450 as our
representative in your province, we will like to inform you that all
information noted in this mail is legally backed by law.If you are
interested in being our business partner/representative in the above
location and your locality, please fill out this form below:
REPRESENTATIVE/AGENTS INQUIRY FORM:
Title : Ms Mr Mrs Dr:
Age: 36-45 46-55 55+:
Do you have an exclusive relationship with another Russian based company?
Please also let us know the best time to reach you on phone
especially as we have a difference in time. Thank you for your time.If you
want to work part time or full time depending on your schedule as our
Representative/Business Partner in Canada and America.If interested
send inquiry form to:
Mr ;Steve Theede
CEO OF YUKOS OIL COMPANY