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From: JAMES DAVID <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 18:25:52 +0100 (BST)
Subject: UK ADOPTION AGENCY
UNITED KINGDOM ADOPTION AGENCY
British Deaf Association International
Headquarters: 60 Merriman Road
Blackheath London SE3 8RZ
Good day to you,
I am a representative of the UK Government in London. I will really love to pass this information to you and I hope you are the honest one that is ready and willing to take good care of 5-year-old deaf girl. Her mother came from unknown area in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire and they live in UK their mother MARIE HARTLEY died in Bomb Blast in London Terrorist Attacks on July 7TH 2005 (you can confirm through this http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4668245.stm) and she left the sum of 3 million pounds in her account , now that she is no more the money automatically belongs to her only daughter, anyone that adopts the girls would be a beneficiary to the money inherted by the girl Named Elizabeth and when you convert the 3 million pounds into USA dollars its about 6.5million dollars.
We Are looking for an honest deaf male or female who is willing to adopt the girl and take good care of her and every 4 months the UK government will always come to check on the girl and how your taking good care of her. And such person will be given the three million pounds to take good care of the kids. Please write me back if you are interested so that we can contact the bank that whole the money as soon as possible and also contact the UK government so that they can sign and give you all the legal documents and also an agreement of adoption and legally keep the girl under your care, and also entrust the 3 million pounds the girl inherited from her parents in your care. Endeavor to contact me as soon as possible at email@example.com, so we can brief you on how to go about the adoption and also the requirements for the adoption. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
- James David
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