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From: "jimy peter" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 13:12:35 +0200
Subject: CONTACT GLOBAL MAX COMPANY NOW
Greetings My Dear
This is to inform you that due to your inablity to contact me on time for
your bank draft of $2.5M.USD,Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United State
Dollars as instructed by My Boss,i have waited for long now yet no result,
then i decided to involve the issued bank to avoid losing of the funds since
bank draft have only 21 banking days of validity.
When i got to the bank,the director told me that the cheque has one week to
expire that after one week it will be invalid then he advised me to hire a
lawyer that can help me to convert the bank draft into cash.I did as he told
me.And he helped me to registered it to the best courier company here in
I am happy to inform you that the job has been done, the check has been
converted into cash and is right now with Global Max Security Company
Benin Republic for delivery they have diplomatic immunity, remember the
package was registered under security monitoring department with a seal on
it for security reasons. You can find the code number beside the package
box, there is a place in it they wrote TRP when you open it through that
side you will see the code to open it, so contact the company today on this
information bellow ask them to effect the immediate delivery
Company Name : Global Max Security company Benin
Contact Person: Dr Frank Gomez
Phone: 00229-97-52-74-89/ Fax+229-97550-863
Note ; your package was registered under security monitoring department for
security reasons,The only fee they may demand from you is their Security fee
which is $155 as the director told me. Tell them your name tell them that
your agent register your package with them for delivery ok, you can tell
them my name .
Remember to reconfirm the followings information to them :
Your Full Name ................
Your Home Address..............
Your Home Phone Number ..............
Your Cell Number...............
update them with your nearest international and local airport
While contacting them includes these informations to avoid any further
delays in delivering ok .Try to contact them as soon as possible to avoid
NB; , PLEASE MIND THE PIN CODES SO THAT THEY DON'T MISPLACE YOUR
PIN CODE: ZMB 101/68/50/SOUTH AFRICA.
BATCH NO: 40/Z/2007/S.A. VIA. USA.
Your Registration num is......Gms864
With My Best Regards
Mr Jimy peter