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From: idoma rita <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 07:34:06 +0100 (CET)
Subject: FROM ANITA DANKATA
FROM ANITA DANKATA Abidjan cote D`Ivoire
Dearest One ,
Good thing to write you. I have a proposal fo you,this however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will. Your profile pushed me to send you this mail, I am ANITA DANKATA, a 22 years old and the only Daughter of Mr and Mrs DANKATA.
My father was a highly reputable business man (a cocoa merchant) who operated in the capital of Ivory coast during his days. It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad on 12th.August 2002.Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been master minded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time. But God knows the truth! , My mother died when I was just 6 years old and my younger Brother 3year old. Since then my father took us so special. Before his death he told me about a box he concealed the sum of six million, five hundred thousand United State Dollars.(US D$6.5) deposited in one of the security company here in Abidjan, Ivory coast West Africa, which he disguised and declared the box to contain family valuables instead of money, for security reasons, by this way the company does not know the true content of the box.
The deposit document which I have in my possession carries my late father's name as the depositor, while I'm the next of kin on the same document.
I am just 22 years old and a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast. The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life.
Dear, I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.
Now permit me to ask these few questions:-
1. Can you honestly help me as your daughter?
2. Can I completely trust you?
3. Please, Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible.
Thank you so much
FROM ANITA DANKATA
Abidjan cote D`Ivoire
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