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From: Peter Mcwealth <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 20:35:35 +0000
Subject: THE DIORECTOR,WORLD FUND DISCOVERY MANAGEMENT AND PAYMENT BUREAU.
FROM: DR. PETER McWEALTH
DIRECTOR: WORLD FUND DISCOVERY MANAGEMENT AND PAYMENT BUREAU.
Tel +44 7024 067 752
This letter is from World Fund Discovery Management And Payment Bureau newly established by the World Financial Service Authority United States Of America/United Kingdom.
This body was set up to discover an outstanding unpaid fund being owed to Governments or Individuals all over the world through Contract Payment,Inheritance and Lottery Winning Prize Awards.
It will interest you to know that we have discovered an outstanding unpaid/unclaimed
sum of money in favor of your name and a mandate has been given to this body World Fund Discovery Management And Payment Bureau to ensure that this fund gets to you without delay.
Note that a special payment arrangement has been made to deliver this fund to you through diplomatic means of payment or Alternatively come in person to any of our payment Offices in Europe, America or Asia.
You are advised to furnish this office with your contact information to enable us open up communication with you regarding the release of your fund immediately.
Dr. Peter McWealth
Director: World Fund Discovery Management And Payment Bureau.