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From: martin kwame <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2006 14:58:10 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: URGENT LUGGAGE FOR TRANSFER
C & C Towers, Plot 1684 community 20,
kumasi, P.M.B. 12774 (Marina)
ATTN: TRANSFER OF LUGGAGE(4.7M-U.S.DOLLAS OMLY)
I wish to intimate you with this proposal in my
Capacity as a Chief securelity and in full agreement
With the Auditor-General of this Company (Ghana Security and finance)
We scrutinized all records and the accounts of Awarded
and executed contracts of this company (GSF) during
the previous military regime,l discovered an a "diplomatic- box"
that belong to late MAJOR WILLIAM NYUON BANY,the co-founder of
PEOPLES LIBERATION ARMY)movement in
SUDAN; An orphan, who unfortunately died earlier last year.
He was murdered by Government forces during an ambush
in DARFUR REGION.
Before Major WILLIAM NYUON BANY'S death, in pretence that He was
going to purchase some Arms/Ammunitions,he made away
with his monies.
This monies was taken in cash and in diplomatic- box
in other to avoid scandal or seizure.He deposited this
money with the (Ghana security and finance),
here in Accra, Ghana as precious stones and diamonds.
Actually the security company does
not know that the content is money to avoid much
charges and taxation.
Ten, I have decided to transfer this luggage out of Ghana
into a foreign contry for investment for the future
of my life as an opportunity come but once.
Now I'm seeking your assistance as the amount involved
is FOUR MILLION,SEVEN HUNDRED
THOUSAND OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY). -(4.7m- U.S. DOLLARS ONLY,)
Now I have all the documents that relating to this deposit
and transactions. Then I want you to assist me to accept this luggage
your foreign country as your own self belongs.
I am also willing to accept any condition you may deem
suitable for your effort,But I can conceed 30% of the
money to you or we may go into patnership if you so
desire.I want to assure you that this transaction is
real,safe and risk free.
Please remember that it is highly confidential. I 'm
waiting for your urgent reply
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