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From: "MR. JAMES NANA" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 20:34:09 +0000
Subject: URGENT REPLY NEEDED
The Regional Manager,
Barclays Bank of Ghana,
I wish to contact you on a good business which I want you to assist me and receive this fund into your bank account in your country from the good report received about you and believing that this will really work out between both of us.
I am the manager of Barclays Bank of Ghana Ltd in Tema branch, a family man and a man of peace. I discovered this money five million five hundred and forty united state dollars (USD$5,540.000.00) On the course of the last year 2008 business financial report and I have packaged a transaction that will be of mutual benefit to us. As the regional manager of Barclays Bank of Ghana Tema branch, it is my duty to send in a financial report to my head office in the capital city Accra at the end of each business year and I have placed this funds on what we call Escrow Call Account with no beneficiary.
As an officer of this bank I cannot be directly connected to this money, so my aim of contacting you is to assist me receive this money in your bank account and get 35% of the total funds as commission. Please there is no risk involved, if you can work with my
Instructions and this business will be a bank-to-bank transfer. All I need from you is to stand claim as the original depositor of these funds who made the deposit with my branch so that my head office will order the transfer to your designated bank account.
If you accept to work with me on trust I will appreciate it very much. Email me with the above email address so that we can go over the details. Thanks for your attention and I wait to hear from you.
Mr. James Nana.