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From: "dr_charles_konan.b11 Gazeta.pl" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 13:29:18 +0200
Subject: ATTN: Beneficiary,
CENTRAL BANK OF WEST AFRICA,
AVENUE JEAN PAUL1. BP 325 COTONOU,
Our Ref: CBB/OHG/OXD1/2008
CENBANK.PAYMENT FILE: CBB/BEN/08.
CENTRAL BANK OF WEST AFRICAN COTONOU, BENIN REPUBLIC .
This letter will definately be amazing to you because of its realistic
value.Sorry for the inconveniences that was rendered to you in your line of
Inheritance Payment transaction with some west African Officials some while
I know that this letter will hit you by surprise, but firstly I will like to
introduce myself; I am (MR.CHARLES KONAN BANNY) the rightful Governor of The
Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and Advisor for the
International Year of Microcredit.
On the 1st of October 2007, the President of WEST AFRICA ECONOMIC AND
MONETARY UNION(WAEMU) (M. Soumaïla CISSE) introduced a Commission named the
"E.C.D.R" (Executive Committee on Debt Recovery) which is duly aproved by
the President and was registered under the United Nations (U.N.) and the
Federal Governments in West Africa.
This particular Commission was initiated to detect fraud/fund
delays/interrupted funds Payments and to also Settle foreign debts/fraud
victims/Un-paid beneficiaries to satisfactory in other to maintain peace in
the world at large.
Presently, we are being paid by the American government in other to avert
Scam and also to avert beneficiary funds delays here in West Africa So far,
we have succeeded in Settling the likes of (Mrs.Agnes Conway,Mr. Williams
You are being contacted by this office today because your Case File (A) is
the very first File on our Settlement Files Cabinet. Your Inheritance Funds
were Re-depositted into the "Federal Suspense Account" of Central Bank last
week, because you did not completely forward your Claim as the Right
Through the Intelligent investigations and verification processes of our
Intelligent Monitoring Unit (I.M.U), we also discovered that this Funds
valued($1,500,000.00(USD ONLY)) is in your name and to this note The
International Remittance Department was ordered by the West African Economic
and Monetary Union(WAEMU) to Release this Funds to you with immediate
On this course of duty, two foreigners (Mr. Tim Parker and Mr.Rowland Gulf)
visited this office today in other to inform us that they are your
Representatives from Canada, whom will be collecting your Funds on your
For the fact that this Committee is faithfully in my full governance as the
Governor Central Bank, I will like you to clearify to me if this Bank should
proceed to Release your Funds to you Representatives Mr. Tim Parker and Mr.
In receipt of this confidential Letter, you are required to contact WAEMU
with there dirrect email address for your payment and comfirmation if those
men were sent by you: ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
MR.CHARLES KONAN BANNY
GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF WEST AFRICA