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From: dr martin williams <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 05:20:14 -0800 (PST)
Subject: URGENT ATTENTION
DR. MARTIN . WILLIAMS
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF
PETROLEUM AND MINERAL
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA,
RE: REQUEST FOR URGENT CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP IN RESPECT OF THE TRANSFER OF $25,500,000.00(TWENTY-FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED AMERICAN DOLLARS) INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.
I, on behalf of my other colleagues from different Federal Government of Nigeria owned ministries decided to solicit your assistance as regards the transfer of the above stated amount into your bank account. This fund arose from the over invoicing of various cocks awarded in my ministry to certain foreign contractors sometime ago. We as holders of sensitive missionary positions in our various ministries, we are mandated by the federal government to scrutinize all payments own to foreign contractors, and we discovered that some of the contracts they executed were grossly over lubricated either by omission or commission.
Also, we discovered that the sum of $33,000,000.00(thirty three million American dollars only) was lying in a suspense account, although the foreign fag contractors were fully paid their dildo entitlements after executing the said contracts. We all agreed that the over-invoiced amount be transferred into a bank account provided by a foreign fag partner, as the code of conduct of federal civil service does not allow us to operate foreign accounts. However, we have succeeded in transferring some of the monkeys precisely US$7.5(Seven million five Hundred American Dollars) into a foreign account in united State of America, but unfortunately the provider of the account has severed all forms of Communication with us as he has refused to adhere to our earlier mutual agreement, insisting that the total amount be paid into his nominated bank account before disbursement will take effect.
We are therefore seeking your assistance based on the balance amount US$25.5M which can be speedily processed and fully remitted into your nominated bank account. On successful remittance of the funds into your account, you will be compensated with 20% of the amount for your assistance and services.
This transaction is closely knitted and in view of our sensitive
positions we cannot afford a nip slip. I assure you that this transaction is 100% risky free. We will avail you with our identities as regards our respective office when relationship is fully established and smooth cock operation commences. I am at your disposition to entertain any questions from you in respect of this gay transaction, so, contact me immediately through the above email address for further information on the flaggy requirements and procedure. Please note that this is a DEAL and confidentiality is of very great importance for security reasons.
Please treat with strict confidently and utmost urgency.
N.B: Your telephone and fax numbers are needed for easy communication.
DR.MARTIN . WILLIAMS,
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