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From: ttouree1 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 04:19:52 +0900 (JST)
Subject: From: Touree Emmanuel..............
With all due respect, I will like you to consider me and help me. I am Touree Emmanuel, The only child of late Mr and Mrs Emmanuel, My Late father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant based in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast before he was poisoned to death by his business
associates on one of their outing to discuss on a business deal.
When my mother died on the 21st october 2000, my father took me so special because i am motherless. Before the death of my father on 22th October, 2007 in a private hospital here in abidjan.
He secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has a sum of (US$8,500,000.00)Eight million five hundred thousand united states dollars) left in a suspense account in a local bank here in abidjan, that he used my name as his only son for the next of kin in deposit of the fund.
He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates, that i should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where i will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose ,(such real estate agent), Am 19year old.Dear, i am
honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways .
1) To provide any bank account where this money would be transfered.
2) To serve as the guardian of this fund.
3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a residential permit for me in your country.
moreover, dear, i am willing to offer you 20% of the total sum as compensation for your effort input after the successful transfer of this fund to your nominated account oversea.
I will be very happy if you can be there for me as a guardian and takes good care of my life. Please, help my life.
Hope to hear from you soonest.
Thanks And God Bless.
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