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General Sir Wilberforce Harrington-Smythe, pukka army type, has retired to his country manor to raise prized femurs and teach pelagoniums to yodel. One day he receives an email:


Dear Friend,

I know you will be surprised to read from me, but please consider this letter as a request from a family in dare need of assistance. I got your address from Cote D'ivoire Chambers of Commerce. Firstly, I must introduce myself, I am Mrs. Danla Chile from Cote D'ivoire. I am the wife of late Brigadier Badou Chile My husband was a Brigadier in charge of arms ammunitions procurement in the Cote D'ivoire army.

In his "Will", he specifically drew my attention to US$20 Million which he deposited in a safe box of a private Security Company in Lome-Togo Africa, as a treasure box, (Marked 'Swag'?) fully documented in our first son's name (Mr. Kenneth Chile). IN FACT MY HUSBAND SAID AND I QUOTE: "My beloved son, I wish to draw your attention to US$20million(Twenty- Million United States Dollars). I deposited the box containing the fund in a private Security Company in Lome-Togo. Before the coup d'etat that took place in our country, I was very dedicated and committed to be promoted to the post of personal assistance to the president against until when I found out that senior army officers and top government functionaries were busy helping themselves with government funds and properties and sending them to foreign countries". Due to this when I was assigned by the President (President Henry Konan BEDIE) to purchase arms from South Africa, I saw this as a golden opportunity and diverted the fund for my personal use.

In case of my absence on each as a result of death only, you should solicit for the transfer of the fund out of this shore for investment purposes.

From the above, you will understand that the lives and future of my family depends on this fund, (Naturally) as such I will be grateful if you can assist my son who is in Lome Togo for now as an asylum seeker, and the financial laws and regulations of the Republic of Togo do not permit an asylum seeker to operate in a bank orinvest.

In view of this, I cannot invest this fund in Lome Togo, hence I have contacted you ,am prepared to offer you 20% of the total fund,and 80% will be for my family. Finally, modalities on how the transfer will be done will be conveyed to you once we have established trust and confidence between ourselves. You can contact my son with this number: 00228 913 17 83.

Please treat this matter as very urgent.

I await for your urgent response.Cheers and God bless you.


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