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From: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 00:15:18 +0900 (JST)
Subject: VERY VERY URGENT
COTE D'IVOIRE WEST AFRICA
EMAIL ME PRIVATELY VIA;
ASSISTANCE TO INVEST IN YOUR COUNTRY FOR FUTURE.
Hello Dear Friend,
Permit me to introduce my very self to you. In fact I am Belinda Mel the only dauther of late Chief Micheal Mel who was the director general of cocoa export corporation of Cote D'ivoire and was killed by the rebel forces here in my country cote d'ivoire during a political war at the same time with
the former military president General ROBERT GUEI. While my father was rushed to the hospital unconsious due to the torture and bullet wounds he quickly sent for me as the only born dauther before his untimely death.Meanwhile he told me all about this 10.6 millions US dollars (TEN MILLION SIX
HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAS),he deposited here in Cote D'ivoire for future investiment on my name as next of kin.
I am afraid of my life and the safety of this money is not guaranteed in any way,because the political war that brought the untimely death of my beloved father has not come to end yet.The people who killed my father is in search of me.I ran away to hide somewhere,in one of the private hotel here
in my country and not free to move around.
1-Rebels never come in agreement with the existing government .2-Rebels refused to drop their arms for peace to hold and now the campaign of presidential election, president elect is on couple with the political WAR.
My life and this money is not save if I remain here in my country.This is why i decided to look for a GOD fearing and honest foreign partner whom this money can be transfered to his or her account for investment in his country.
PLEASE I want you to assist me get this money transfered to your private nominate bank account in your country and I will travel out of my country entirely to join you immediately,after when my total money is creddited to your bank account and also you shall look for good investment so that I
can invest this money wisely and continue my education and life there with you.There will be legal proof in all about this transaction of Transfer to you.
I have agreed to give you 15% of the total amount and extra 1% maped out for any expenses you might make like,telephone calls,e.t.c,during the time of transfer.
Please for the interest of this business transaction contact me through this my private mail address immediately you receive this message for more information to enable me proceed towards concluding the arrangement to transfer this money to your bank account.Finaly I got your email contact
through my dilligent search for a trust worthy person to assist me achieve a sustainable future.
Your new friend,
BELINDA MEL. email@example.com
THANKS YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AND MAY GOD BLESS.
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