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OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL RE: TRANSFER OF $ 152,000,000 USD (ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS)
Accept my compliments. I want to transfer $152,000,000 USD (ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS) from Banque Rouler de Burkina Faso. I want to ask you to provide existing Bank of America First Choice Gold Checking a/c immediately to receive this money.
I am Jomo Guei, the son of the Late General Robert Guei of blessed memory, former President of CÃÂ´te d'Ivoire. No, forget that. I am Dr. Jomo Baka, Auditor General of Banque Frauder in Ouagadougou.
I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank and since 1993 nobody has operated on this account again, and I discovered that the owner of the account, John McCain, disappeared without a trace.
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Send also your private telephone and fax number including the full details, account number, and deposit/withdrawal instructions of the Bank of America First Choice Gold Checking a/c used. After receipt, I will:
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Not confuse me with Dr. Fred Ugo or Isaac Duru who fraudulently claim to have located floating accounts of $152,000,000 USD. Similarly no trust John Oboi, Saki Wamba, Morton Jobo, and Dr. Issacson Shakas are men bogus. Dr. Jomo Baka is only honest man in Burkina Faso who has located real floating account of $152,000,000 USD (ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS) and wants to share it with you.
Trust you can me because my English ungrammatical is. I look forward to your earliest reply.
Dr. Jomo Baka
Most recipients of this e-mail are eager to send Dr. Jomo Baka their Bank of America First Choice Gold Checking a/c (with free banking services and preferred rates account) number.
However, Flip Side counsels: Do not move too fast. Wait until you hear from Dr. Kenneth Kibba, Dr. Fred Ugo, Isaac Duru, John Oboi, Saki Wamba, Morton Jobo, Dr. Issacson Shakas, and Princess IkÃ'ê¢, widow of murdered Nigerian cabinet minister Boma Ngobo.
Then start an auction.
In spirited bidding, you may be offered as much as 93 percent of floating accounts valued at $152,000,000 USD.