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Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 05:57:00 +0900 (JST)
Subject: From marry koroma
From marry koroma Dearest one,
permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you , l got your name and contact through the help of a friend who works in internet here in Abidjan and I prayed over it and selected your name among other names due to its esteeming nature and the recommendation by the
director for a reputable and trustworthy person l can do business with and by the recommendation l must not hesitate to confid in you for this simple and sincere business.
l am marry koroma the only daughter of late Mr and Mrs Mohammed Koroma.My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan here, the economic capital of Ivory Coast, he was poissoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on business. My mother died on the 20th october
1988 and my father took me so special because l am motherless. Before the death of my father on 29th november
2001 in a private hospital here in Abidjan, he secretly called me on his bedside,when I sat down to listen to him, he started crying, why?
(1) he conplained that I am too young to be managing my life,
(2)that I have not finished my university education as he planned for me,
(3)no body to take care of me again as a young girl, but after much crying, he still passed an instruction to me that he has a sum of US$9.500.000.(NINE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) left in a security company here in Abidjan, that he used my name as the only daughter for
his next of kin in deposit of the funds. He also informed me that the security company where he deposited the consignment (box) does not know the real content of the box because he declear it as family valuable for the safety of the money.
He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was posisoned by his business associates , that l should seek for a God fearing foreign partner in a country of my choice where l will transfer this money and use it for proper investment purpose ,that I must finish my university
education by the help of a business partner abroad,that he or she should help me obtain a resident permit in his or her country.
He also gave an out standing instrution to the security company that the consignment must be transfered outside this country before use, this is to make sure that I did not begin to make use of the money here so that his enemies will not get at me.
I am now ready to do all these since my father my bread winner is no more. l am honourable seeking your assistance in the following ways.
( 1) to provide a bank account into which this money will be transfered to.
(2) to serve as my gaurdian in your country while I will depend on your expert advise since l am a girl of 21 years.
( 3 ) to make arrangement for me to come over to your country in order to further my university education and to secure a residential permit for me in your country. Moreover sir, l am willing to offer you 15% of the
total sum as compensation for your effort /input after the successfull transfer of this funds to your account overseas.
Furthermore, you can indicate your option towards assisting me as l believed that this project would be concluded within fourteen ( 14 ) days you signify interest to assist me. Hoping to hearing from you soonest.
May God bless you as you extend your helping hand to a needy fellow.
Please even if you don't want to assist me. Please keep it confidential for my safety. PLease contact me through my private email for security reasons email@example.com
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