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From: "Ben Seal Cole" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 06:58:34 +0100
Subject: NOTIFICATION FROM WORLD DEBT RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE LONDON, UK
FROM: MR. BEN SEAL COLE.
Director World Debt Reconciliation Committee.
Tel:+44 70457 35084
We are pleased to inform you that We are World Debt Reconciliation Committee
newly set up by The International Bank For Reconciliation And Development
(WORLD BANK)and the International Monetary Fund(IMF)based on series of
petitions we received from International Bodies such as Co-operate Bodies
and Non-Governmental Organizations(NGO)on the inability of some Government
of different countries in the World, Commercial banks and World Lottery
Organization to settle their clients Contract debt, Inheritance Fund and
Winning prize fund.
After an extensive close door meeting between the Board of Directors of
WORLD BANK AND INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND), It was resolved and agreed
upon that this body-WORLD INTERNATIONAL DEBT RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE will
work extensively to ensure that all outstanding Contract Payment,Your
Inheritance and Lottery Winning prize fund will be paid without any hitch
and delay through the World Bank and IMF Insurance body.
It may interest you to know that during our investigation, we uncovered an
outstanding unpaid/unclaimed sum of money in your name and a mandate has
been given to our commitee,World Debt Reconciliation Committee, to contact
you for the payment of your funds.
Note that on receipt of your confirmation,your funds which we have recovered
from where it has been held up will be processed for immediate payment
based on your choice of payment.
Urgently furnish this Office with your Name and contact information to
enable us open up communication with you regarding the remittances of your
payment.You are advised reply to this email
MR. BEN SEAL COLE.
Tel:+44 70457 35084
Director World Debt Reconciliation Committee