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From: "Rodrigo Figaredo" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 11:03:36 +0000
Subject: Debt Reconciliation
[image: IMF Logo][image: United Nations Logo]
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND/UNITED NATIONS
(Controller of Currency Administration)
& Special Duties Office
#700 19 street Washington, DC 20431 USA.
IRREVOCABLE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR FUNDS TO YOU.
We the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Debt Reconciliation Unit newly set
up by the United Nations in conjunction with the World Bank. Based on series
of petitions we received from International Bodies such as Cooperate Bodies
and Non Governmental Organization (NGO) on the Inability of some Government
of different countries in the World, Mostly African banks, Commercial banks
and World Lottery Organization to settle their clients Inheritance/Contract
Fund and Winning prize Fund Debts.
After an extensive close door meeting between the Board of Directors UNITED
NATIONS, WORLD BANK and INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, it was resolved and
agreed upon that this bodies; World International Debts Reconciliation
Committee will work extensively to ensure that your fund, or any reason for
any debt owned to any foreigner will be paid without any hitch and delay
through the World Bank and IMF Insurance body. You are therefore advice to
send the below information details to REV. DR. STEVE PETERS head of review,
International Monetary Funds & World Bank Debt Reconciliation representing
officer in Ghana for your payment on this e-mail:
Your full Names, Address, Telephone Numbers. If possible scan copy of your
current ID to avoid transferring or delivering your funds if in consignment
to a wrong person in case you choose the funds to be deliver to you hand to
hand at your doorstep.
Note that on receipt of the above stated informations, your Funds will be
since it has already been called back from its various point where it has
been tied up. And your payment will be arranged on any of the following
options; (a) ATM card payment. (b) Diplomatic cash payment. (c)
International Certified Bank Draft. We urgently need the above informations
and option you choose so that we can proceed since time is very much of the
essence that we finalize now. As for our arrangement, the I.M.F Ghana
director, Rev. Dr. STEVE PETERS promised that your funds on any of our mode
of payment will leave our Custody immediately from the time he receive your
go ahead. We expect your urgent response to this email, and to enable us
monitor this payment effectively. CONGRATULATIONS!!.
RODRIGO DE RATOY FIGAREDO.
Managing Director, IMF.
Washington DC, USA.
Note: This email is intended for the above named recipient only. If you have
received this email in error, please notify us immediately on the above
e-mail address or at firstname.lastname@example.org