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From: jonhson kone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:48:11 -0800 (PST)
Subject: URGENT FROM DR Johnson
FROM DR.Johnson Kone,
01 bp 1569, ABIDJAN 01,
REPUBLIQUE DU COTE D' IVOIRE.
(RE: TRANSFER OF ($ 15,000.000 USD)
FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS
We want to transfer to overseas ($ 15,000.000 USD)Fifteen million United States Dollars) from a Bank in Africa, I want to ask you to quietly look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable and fit to provide either an existing bank account or to set up a new Bank a/c immediately to receive this money, even an empty a/c can serve to receive this money, as long as you will remain honest to me till the end for this important business trusting in you and believing in God that you will never let me down either now or in future.
I am Dr,Johnson Kone, the Auditor General of banks in Africa, during the course of our auditing I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in 1990 and since 1993 nobody has operated on this account again, after going through some old files in the records I discovered that the owner of the account died without a [heir] hence the money
is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing. the owner of this account is Mr. Allan P.Seman, a foreigner, and an industrialist, and he
died, since 1993. and no other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary
and my investigation proved to me as well that Allan
P. Seman until his death was the manager Diamond
Safari [pty]. SA.
We will start the first transfer with TEN million [$10,000.000] upon successful transaction without any disappoint from your side, we shall re-apply for the payment of the remaining rest amount to your account,The amount involved is (USD 15M) Ten million United States Dollars, only I want to first transfer $10,000.000 [Ten million United States Dollar from this money into a safe foreigners account abroad before the rest, but I don't know any foreigner, I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local person here, without valid international foreign passport, but can only be approved to any foreigner with valid international passport or drivers license and foreign a/c because the money is in us
dollars and the former owner of the a/c Mr. Allan P. Seaman is a foreigner too, [and the money can only be approved
into a foreign a/c However, we will sign a binding agreement, to bind us together I got your contact address from the Girl who operates computer, I am revealing this to you with believe in God that you will never let me down in this business, you are the first and the only person that I am contacting for this business, so please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take urgently.Send also your private telephone and fax
number including the full details of the account to be used for the deposit.I want us to meet face to face to build confidence and to sign a binding agreement that will bind us
together before transferring the money to any account
of your choice where the fund will be safe.Before we
fly to your country for withdrawal, sharing and
investments.I need your full co-operation to make this work fine.because the management is ready to approve this
payment to any foreigner who has correct information
of this account, which I will give to you,upon your positive response and once I am convinced that you are capable and will meet up with instruction of a key bank official who is deeply
involved with me in this business.I need your strong assurance that you will never,never let me down.
With my influence and the position in the bank official we can transfer this money to any foreigner's reliable account which you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending our physical arrival in your country for sharing. The bank official will destroy all documents of transaction
immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any place and to build confidence you can come immediately to discuss with me face to face after which I will make this remittance in your presence and three of us will fly to your country at least two days ahead of the money going into the
account.I will apply for annual leave to get visa immediately
I hear from you that you are ready to act and receive
this fund in your account. I will use my position and influence to obtain all legal approvals for onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance from the relevant ministries and foreign exchange departments.
At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 25% of the total amount, 65% will be for me, while 10% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring.I look forward to your earliest reply through my email address.
Dr Johnson Kone.
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