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From: Miss Etania Shiloh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 16:53:20 +0900 (JST)
Subject: WHY I CONTACTED YOU
>From Etania Shiloh
12 Bp 1046 Abidjan Cote D'ivoire.
Hi Dearest One,
With due respect, trust and humanity, I write to you this proposal which I believe would be of great interest to you.permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you .l must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere business.
l am Miss Etania Shiloh, the only daughter of late Chief Engr and Mrs Francis Shiloh.My father was an Engineer and Contractor with the Government of Cote D'ivoire in Abidjan here, the economic capital of Ivory Coast, he was poissoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on
My mother died on the 20th october 1990 and my father took me so special because l am motherless. Before the death of my father on 29th november 2006 in a private hospital here in Abidjan, he secretly called me on his bedside,when I sat down to listen to him, he started crying, why?(1)He
conplained that I am too young to be managing my life,(2)That I have not finished my university education as he planned for me,(3)No body to take care of me again as a young girl, but after much crying, he still passed an instruction to me that he has a sum of (€9,580,000.00) Nine
Million,Five Hundred and eighty thousand EURO. left in a Security Company here in Abidjan, That he used my name as the only daughter for his next of kin in deposit of the funds. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was posisoned by his business associates,that l
should seek for a God fearing foreign partner in a country of my choice where l will transfer this money and use it for proper investment purpose ,that I must finish my university education by the help of a business partner abroad,That he or she should help me obtain a resident permit in his or
He also gave an out standing instrution to the company that the money must be invest outside this country . and it was deposited as an Artworks to avoid problem or tamparing by the officers of the company before use, this is to make sure that I did not begin to make use of the money here so that
his enemies will not get at me. Sir, I am now ready to do all these since my father my bread winner is no more. Sir l am honourable seeking your assistance in the following ways.
(1)To serve as my gaurdian in your country while I will depend on your expert advise since l am a girl of 18 years.(2)To make arrangement for me to come over to your country in order to further my university education and to secure a residential permit for me in your country.Moreover sir,l am
willing to offer you 35% of the total sum as Compensation for your effort/input after the successfull transfer of this funds to your account overseas.
Furthermore, you can indicate your option towards assisting me as l believed that this project would be concluded within fourteen (14) days you signify interest to assist me. Hoping to hearing from you soonest. May God bless you as you extend your helping hand to a needy fellow.
Miss Etania Shiloh.
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