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Old 04-20-2002, 11:50 PM
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Default URGENT BUSINESS TRANSACTION TO: Ron P

This is about the third time I have received something like this. Who knows what the scam is?

I guess he doesn't know anyone in the USA so he wants to send ME 10 million dollars.

Inquiring minds want to know.....

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Titled Urgent business Transaction to Ron P.....



OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
CONTRACT AWARDING &
PROCUREMENT COMMITTEE
ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF
WEST AFRICAN STATES (ECOWAS)
HEADQUARTERS LOME REPULIC OF TOGO.

ATTN:

ACCOUNT PROVISION FOR THE TRANSFER OF USD10.5M.

I am MR STEVEN KOFFI,the SECRETARY, contract
awarding and procurement committee of economic
community of west African states with headquarters
in lome Togo. Forgive me if this message
comes to you as a surprise and if it might offend you
with out your prior consent and writing through this
channel.

I got your information in business
directory from togolaise chamber of commerce and
industries when l was searching for a reliable, honest
and trustworthy person to entrust this business with.
l was simply inspired and motivated to pick your
contact from many name and lists in the directory
after discussing my view and your profile with my
colleagues in our office in COTONOU, REPUBLIC OF BENIN
, they were very much satisfied and we decided to
contact you immediately for this mutual business
relationship.It is also my wish to inform you that
this deal was discussed and approved by my colleagues
in our office in COTONOU REPULIC OF BENIN and my
COLLEAGUES that are in LOME-TOGO as the two
offices,although they are in different countries but
they are one. We wish to transfer the sum of (Ten
Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)
US$10.5M to your company account.

This fund was a residue of the over invoiced
contract bills awarded by us for the supply of
ammunitions,hard/ soft wares, pharmaceutical and
medical items,light and heavy duty vehicles, apparels
and other administrative logistics etc for ECOMOG in
Sierra Leone and Liberia during the peace keeping
projects this deal was deliberately hatched out and
carefully protected with all attendant lope holes
sealed off. As the secretary of (CAC), l have the
co-operation and mandate of the financial director of
the organization. We arranged and over invoiced the
contract funds supplied by different companies from
different countries during the crisis. It was our
consensus to seek the assistance of a willing
foreigner to provide us with the facilities to
transfer
this money out of west Africa this is born out of our
belief in the non- stable and spurious political
nature
of this sub-region. The original contractors have been
duly paid by Banque Centrale des Etats de L'Afrique
(Central Bank of the West African States)
through our banker ECO-BANK this balance is suspended
in the escrow accounts awaiting claims by any foreign
company of our choice.

We intend to pay out this fund NOW as the organization
is winding up its activities since the aim of
returning PEACE to the countries and the coast has
been achieved. Based on the law and ethics of
employments, we as civil servants working under
this organization, are not allowed to operate a
foreign account.

This is the more reason why needed your assistance to
provide an account that can sustain this fund for safe
keeping and our future investment with your
comprehensive advice, assistance and partnership in
your country .it is however agreed, as the account
owner in this deal to allow you 20% of the total sum
as compensation, 75% will be held on trust for us
while 5% will be used to defray any incidenental
charges and cost during the course of the transaction
.this transaction will be successfully concluded
within 14 days if you accord us your unalloyed and due
co-operation you should provide the following YOUR
COMPANY NAME WITH COMPLETE ADDRESS, TEL AND FAX
NUMBERS, the name of your bank its address, TEL/FAX
AND TELEX NUMBER. THE COMPLETE MAIL ADDRESS OF THE
BENEFICIARY upon the receipt of this information, the
document and approvals with texts will be sent
to you for confirmation and then forwarded to the
organization for ratification and Subsequent payment,
as with the case of all organized (sensitive)
and conspired DEAL, so we solicit for your unreserved
Confidentiality and Utmost secret in this business .we
hope to retire peacefully and lead a honorable
business life after ward. There is no risk involved.

Finally, If you are interested in assisting us in
this transaction, kindly contact me through the above
cyber address.

Thanks for your proper understanding

With Kind regards
MR.STEVEN KOFFI
steven koffi [[email protected]]
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Old 04-21-2002, 12:23 AM
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will gtehy send me 10 mill too??? I have been wanmting anew outerlimits
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Did this come through the fax machine? I remember a while back there was a scam asking basically the same thing. They would fax you a letter stating that they needed to (basically) launder some money and would pay you a fee for the privilage of using your bank account. I think the country mentioned was Venezewala (sp). Anyways, you'd have to give them a bunch of bank info so they could deposit the funds. But instead of depositing the funds, they would withdraw them.

I'd recommending forwarding the message onto your local consumer protection bureau.
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This can in on Email with my name on it. Notice it's a yahoo account. Tough to trace.'

Puder, would you like to follow up with him? I bet this email went to 100,000 people tonight.
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You freekin' Joisy guys is too damn suspicious!!!! I am sure he saw your honest and forthright company was based in Jersey and headed up by an honest and forthright guy wit' a vowel on the end of his name and he automatically thought about money laundering
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Cord is right. DO NOT touch this. It is a scam. As soon as you give them all the banking information, instead of getting money deposited in your account, the clean out what ever you have in the bank.

I have received several of these by fax and forwarded the to the state officials, and they advised that you trash them and DO NOT respond.
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Uncle Guido isn't going to like that very much.
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Ron P,

I got one of those through the mail 7-8 years ago. It was complete with a South Africa postmark and it had something like fifteen African stamps on it. They have changed the wording a little since then. That letter made my day. LMAO! I'm glad to see these guys have kept pace with the times. They are true businessmen. Think how much they are saving on postage. :eek

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I get one of those letters about twice a year. Comes with the South Africa postmark and all. Just received one too

Looks good going through the paper shredder.

Remember.....If it sounds to good to be true. It isn't true
Why are they contacting YOU!!! If it is such a good
deal they would have people standing in line for it.
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