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14.7.08

Could you please consider helping me to relocate this sum of twelve million, three hundred thousand dollars...

For your kind attention.

Could you please consider helping me to relocate this sum of twelve
million, three hundred thousand dollars (us$12.3m) to your country for our own benefit.

The said 12.3 million dollars was deposited in our bank by mrs Joyce lake an American citizen who died in a plane crash in 2000.we have tried to contact his immediate family to come forward for claims but could not succeed.

We discovered that the late American died along side with her husband and children who are supposed to be her next of kin.
Click here ( http://www.cnn.com/2000/us/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/).

I will give you all vital information concerning the American and the 12.3million dollars in our custody so that you will contact our bank for them to release the money to you as the next of kin.

You can come here in person or you can request the bank to ship the
funds to you in your country diplomatically.
I am a manager in this bank, i will play a role to make sure that the 12.3 million dollars is released to you, and i will visit you in your country immediately you receive the fund for joint venture.

As soon as i receive your reply, i will give you a draft application
which you will forward to our bank. Reply and let me know your
fullname, age, address, occupation, your telephone and fax numbers if available.

I await your urgent reply.
Mr.Timo LEE.

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THE ACCOUNT HOLDER DIED ON JULY 2005 WHEN HE TRAVELED TO RESCUE HIS FAMILY DURING AMERICA AND IRAQ CONFLICT.

FROM kARRIM AHMED


DEAR SIR/MADAM,


I AM KARRIM AHMED.

I WORKED WITH THE ISLAMIC BANK OF AFRICA BURKINA FASO, AS THE CONTROLLER OF FISCAL AND MONETARY TRANSACTION.

THERE IS AN ACCOUNT THAT BELONGED TO AN INSIDER DURING IRAQ OIL FOR FOODS PROGRAM.

THE ACCOUNT WAS DEPOSITED WITH THE SUM (($18.5 MILLION DOLLARS)).

THE ACCOUNT HOLDER DIED ON JULY 2005 WHEN HE TRAVELED TO RESCUE HIS FAMILY DURING AMERICA AND IRAQ CONFLICT.

AFTER OUR INVESTIGATION, WE DISCOVERED THAT HIS ENTIRE FAMILY WAS EVICTED.

ACCORDING TO OUR BANKING RULES AND REGULATION, IF AN ACCOUNT HOLDER INVOLVES IN SUCH VICTIM, OUR BANK DO GIVE THREE 3 YEARS TO ANY OF THE DECEASED RELATION OR BUSINESS PARTNER THAT HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION OF THE LATE AND THE ACCOUNT TO COME AND HAVE THE FUND.

THEREAFTER 3 YEARS, THE BANK WHERE SUCH EVENT HAPPENS IS LIABLE AND JUSTIFIES FOR CLAIMING OF THE FUNDS IN THAT ACCOUNT.

IS UPON THIS REASON THAT I DECIDE AND CONTACT YOU TO TAKE A POSITION AS A BUSINESS PARTNER TO THE DECEASED.


I HAVE TO BACK YOU WITH EVERY OF HIS INFORMATION TO ENABLE THE MANAGEMENT BELEIVE AND TRANSFER THE ABOVE FUND TO YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN.

I CONTACT YOU FOR A PARTNERSHIP TO HELP ME IN THIS EFFECT BY QUIETLY LOOK FOR A RELIABLE AND HONEST PERSON THAT WILL BE CAPABLE TO PROVIDE EITHER AN EXISTING BANK ACCOUNT OR TO SET UP A NEW BANK A/C IMMEDIATELY TO RECEIVE THIS MONEY, EVEN AN EMPTY A/C CAN SERVE AS FAR AS IT CAN RECEIVE MONEY.

THIS FUND CAN ONLY BE APPROVED AND TRANSFERRED TO A FOREIGNER BECAUSE THE FORMER OWNER OF THE A/C IS A FOREIGNER THAT'S WHY I NEED YOUR FULL CO-OPERATION AND HONESTY.

IF YOU'RE WILLING REPLY BACK OR CALL ME IMMEDIATELY AT + 226 78784625 TO INFORM YOU THE DETIALS FOR COMMENCEMENT OF THE CLAIM.

SINCERELY

YOURS BROTHERLY IN ISLAM

KARRIM AHMED
+226 78784625.

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9.7.08

I feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business...

MISS FELICIA JOHNSON
AUDITOR GENERAL

DEAR,

RE: TRANSFER OF US$15.200.000 00 MILLION TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

I feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business. Though this medium (Internet) has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest medium of communication. However, this correspondence is private, and it should be treated in strict confidence.

At first I will like to assure you that this transaction is 100% risk and trouble free to both parties, In order to transfer out FIFTEEN MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, (US$15.200 000 00) from our bank here in Burkina Faso .

The fund for transfer is of clean origin. The owner of the fund is a foreigner, a program leader who was believed to acquire the fund through his secret Crude Oil deal with the Former IRAQ government. The deceased died with all the members of his family in an auto-accident in June 23, 2001 without a WILL. The amount involved is US$15,200,000.00

I want to transfer this money into your account as the foreign beneficiary of the fund. I know that this letter will come to you as a surprise as we don't know ourselves before, BUT BE SURE THAT IT IS REAL AND A GENUINE BUSINESS. I CONTACT YOU BELIEVING THAT YOU WILL NOT LET ME DOWN ONCE THE FUND GOES INTO YOUR ACCOU NT.

YOU CAN CONTACT ME WITH MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS WHICH IS


johnsonfelicia@myway.com


Let me hear from you.


Thanks
Felicia

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There is no risk involve as it will pass through international banking laws...

Attn:

I work as the auditor with African Development Bank Ouagadougou Burkina Faso,I have an Investor under my portfolio with a closing balance of $30 million his first initial deposit.

This Investor died 31 july 2000 leaving no WILL or AUTHORIZATION for re-transfer of his Investment and its proceeds to the INHERITOR and because of the laws here in Burkina Faso.

I have personally carried out an Investigation on the subject matter that takes me 9 months to finalize and was made to understand that the Family or Relatives of the Investor knows nothing about his Investment
and none have any records of all his deposits and investment with us leaving an avenue for claiming of the said funds with its accrued interest on presentation of a trustworthy person that can stand as the INHERITOR to the deceased.

Like I said before there is no risk involve as it will pass through international banking laws and all the necessary information will be given to you in later.I do not want any direct link between you and me. My official lines are not secure lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy. Please observe this instruction religiously. Please, again, note I am a family man, I have wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should plan a meeting soon.

I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail. I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you,delete this message and forget I ever contacted you. Do not destroy my career because you do not approve of my proposal. You may not know this but people like myself who have made tidy sums out of comparable situations run the whole private banking sector. I am not a criminal and what I do, I do not find against good conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only come ones way once in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by, for once I find myself in total control of my destiny. These chances wont pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an opportunity to provide them with new opportunities. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking.

If you are interested, I can present you as the INHERITOR with all the relevant informations and proper documentation that will qualify you to have the funds claimed and on doing this, our establishment will not question the release of the funds to you as I will make sure that we comply with the laid down rules and laws of claiming the Investment of a deceased Investor in our Establishment. Our sharing ratio will be 60:30 while 10% will be set aside for any kind of expenses along the line.Please contact me for more details breakdown if interested by sending me along with all these information's bellow,

1}Your full name
2}Home and office address
3}Full phone and fax number
4}Marital status
5}Age
6}Nationality
7)Occupation

Thanks.

ALI KONE

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8.7.08

I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit both you and I...

From: Mr.David Natamo

Dear Friend,

My name is David Natamo I am the regional manager of Bank of Africa(BOA) burkina faso (bobo dioulasso branch in the western region of burkina faso). I got your information when i was searching for an oversea partner among other names. I write you this proposal in good faith; I am 46 years old married with two lovely kids. I am a devoted Christian and a man of peace.

I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit both you and I, as the regional manager of Bank of Africa (BOA). it is my duty to send in a financial report to my head office in the capital city Ouaga at the end of each business year. On the course of the last year 2007 business report, I discovered that my branch in which I am the manager, made three million six hundred united state dollars (3.6m)usd which my head office are not aware of and will never be aware of. 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 30% of the total funds as commission.

There are practically no risks involved, it will be a bank-to-bank transfer, and all I need from you is to stand claim as the original depositor of these funds, If you accept to work with me I will appreciate it very much. email me with the above email address so that we can go over the details and i will give you the full informations about this account and the pin code to release the fund. Remember there is no risk involved that i promise.

Thank you in advance and May God bless you and your family.
Yours truly
Mr.David Natamo

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2.7.08

You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of (€350,000.00 ) Three Hundred & Fifty Thousand Euro,only, in cash credited to file EAASL/941

Date:02nd July,2008
THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
AN CRANNCHUR NAISIUNTA
An Post National Lottery Company.
Dear Winner,
We happily announce to you the Draw for Lotto Results of Wednesday April 30th 2008,of the National Lottery held recently.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:5-4-3-2-1-0 with Serial number
2113-05 drew the lucky numbers (11)(14)(19)(24)(36)(38)(35) which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category(i.e:)Top prize.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of (€350,000.00 ) Three Hundred & Fifty Thousand Euro,only, in cash credited to file EAASL/941OYI/02/STXN
All participants for the online version were selected randomly from World Wide Web sites through computer automatic e-mail finder ballot system from over 100,000 Unions, Associations,Corporate bodies and Individual's e-mails that are listed online as part of our international promotion program which we conduct many times every year.
Your fund is now available for claim due to the mix up of some numbers and email address,we request you to quote your Reference and Batch numbers.We also advise you to keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim is processed.
To begin your claim please contact your claim's agent:
Mr.Morris Cole,
Claim's Agent Asia District
Bangkok Thailand.
Tel: 66-84-6702567.
Your claim's agent will assist you in the processing for the remittance of your prize funds pending on your choice of payment.
Note that all prize funds must be claimed not later than one month,after this date all funds will be returned to the LOTTERY TREASURY as unclaimed,in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,please endeavor to quote your Ref. numbwers (TNL/776/05/EGS) and Batch numbers (02/01/0078) in every correspondence with your agent.
Furthermore,should there be any change in your address, do inform your claim's agent as soon as possible.
Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks for being part of our promotion program.
Yours faithfully,
Mrs.Hannah Pauline Morgan,
(Promotions Manager National Lottery)
Our First Quarter Winner Mr.Wiltord Bailay from Australia receiving his winning cheque also on the picture are his friends rejoicing with him.

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1.7.08

I have a lucrative business proposal of mutual interest to share with you...

From: Mr. Chan P. K. W
Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer
Hang Seng Bank Limited
83 Des Voeux Road, Central
Hong Kong SAR

FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION

It is understandable that you might be a little bit apprehensive because
you do not know me but I have a lucrative business proposal of mutual
interest to share with you. I got your reference in my search for someone
who suits my proposed business relationship.

I am Mr. Chan P. K. W. Executive Director & Chief financial Officer of Hang
Seng Bank Ltd. I have a profitable business suggestion for you. I will need
you to assist me in executing a business project from Hong Kong to your
country. It involves the transfer of a large sum of money. Everything
concerning this transaction shall be legally done without hitch. Please
endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue.

Once the funds have been successfully transferred into your account, we
shall share in the ratio to be agreed by both of us.

I will prefer you reach me on my private email address below:
(chanchanpkw@yahoo.com.hk) and finally after that I shall furnish you with
more information about this operation. Should you be interested, please
forward the following to me urgently:

1. Full names
2. Occupation
3. Private phone number
4. Current contact address

Please if you are not interested delete this email and do not hunt me
because I am putting my career and the life of my family at stake with this
venture. Although nothing ventured is nothing gained.

Your earliest response to this letter will be highly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Mr. Patrick Chan
chanchanpkw@yahoo.com.hk

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