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Yes this is a scam that is emailed to zillions of people..

This one was emailed to me from the Ivory Coast ip number


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Dear Friend

I am very sorry to bother you with my plight.

please know that it's not by mistake I am are contacting you

but by the special grace of God.

After searching for someone I can lay

my plight to,I've finally come with you after prayers to God .

My name is SARA KOME from Liberia. I am 19.

My father and I escaped from our country at the heat of the

civil war after loosing my mother and two of my senior sisters in

the war.They were raped and shot.

My father established his cocoa

business in Man, Ivory Coast.

He was in abidjan, to negotiate for the purchase

a field when he was caught in a cross fire between france troops keeping

peace here and Ivory Coast army. He was shot in the ribs wether by french

troops or Ivorian troops,nobody is able to tell me.

There is a big problem here and the people here hate foriegner.

He was hospitalised before he finally gave up on the on monday.

His death has now made me an orphan and I am exposed to danger.

As I write, foriegners are attacked on daily basis.

Before the unfortunate sudden death, my father called me to his side and

told me he have a total sum of 8.45 million dollars deposited in his account

in Abidjan that I his only surviving child is his next of kin,incase he

fails to make it that I should take care of myself and get someone to help

invest the money for me.

I have confirm from the bank today all he told me

with the papers he asked me to get from his room.

Please i need to transfer this money out for my future security.I have

contacted the bank and they told me to provide amy giardian valid account

who must be a foriegner so that they can transfer the money to as my dad

signed with them that the money is for an onward transfer to a foriegn


I was shown the papers he signed that I must be 23 years before they can

give me his next of kin the money in cash and that incase he dies,my

guardian only should recieve the money on my behalf.he never told me I have

a guardian and now I need you to please stand for me.I am all alone here.I

have ran to a guesthouse to stay now and the cash I have will last me here

for another 11 days accomodation.Please help save my life please.My dad have

always told me that we shall settle finally in europe or the states when he

has made enough money.

Please help so that this money can be transfered to your account for

safekeeping and investment.

Again, As soon as the money has been transfered ,to assist me with a letter

of invitation that will make me get a visa to

your country for residence inorder for me to continue my

education and to invest the fund in a viable

business there.

I want to live far away from here now.This money can

take care of me there without any problem and please I need you to

manage the fund for me as this is my last hope in life. I am ready to

do anything you want provided you help me.

You can Have 20 percent of

the money if you help me.If this is acceptable to you, send me a

mail through my e-mail account so that I can know you more .

God Bless you.

Yours, Sincerely


Your quike reply will be highly appreciated


Last Updated: Saturday, 13 November, 2004, 03:00 GMT

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Ivory Coast urges expats to stay

European nations have been evacuating their nationals from Ivory Coast

President Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast has urged foreigners fleeing the

violence in his country to stay.

His government was taking steps to assure their safety, Mr Gbagbo said.

His statement came as public services were restored in the north of the West

African country, after several days of protests and looting.

Violence erupted in the south last week after Ivorian forces bombed

rebel-held towns in the north and killed nine French peacekeepers and a US


Anti-French riots followed last weekend after France destroyed the Ivorian

air force, in retaliation for the peacekeeper deaths.

Regional leaders are to hold an emergency crisis summit on Sunday.


Hundreds of Europeans were evacuated on Friday amid the continuing exodus of

foreigners from the government-held south.

British citizens were the latest to leave, after their country deployed

troops to neighbouring Ghana to help with the evacuation of some 400



29 Sept: Parliament fails to meet deadline for political reforms promised to


15 Oct: Rebels ignore deadline for disarmament

28 Oct: Rebels withdraw ministers from unity government

4 Nov: Government aircraft begin daily air strikes on rebel-held territory

in north

6 Nov: An air strike leaves nine French soldiers dead; France responds by

destroying Ivorian planes

7 Nov: Thousands of Gbagbo supporters demonstrate against the French in

Abidjan; UN condemns Ivorian attacks

8,9 Nov: Anti-French rioting in Abidjan

10 Nov: French begin evacuating civilians

Q&A: Renewed crisis

Was French response right?

Eyewitness: Mobs on rampage

French President Jacques Chirac pledged that France would act "tirelessly"

to ensure the safety of foreigners in its former colony.

His comments came as French military officials said some French women were

raped in the violence that swept through Ivory Coast's main southern city of


In five days of looting and demonstrations, the government says 62 people

were killed and nearly 1,300 were injured as French troops repulsed


The Ivorian minister of justice has said France should be tried in the

International Court of Justice for its actions in Ivory Coast.

Crisis talks

Meanwhile, South African-brokered peace meditations with Ivorian opposition

leaders are continuing in Pretoria, without the participation of the main

rebel group.

The New Forces says it will join talks only if President Gbagbo resigns.

The African Union (AU) chairman, Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo, has

invited leaders from Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Libya and Ivory

Coast to talks on the crisis.

The civil war, which has split the country in two, resumed a week ago

The Ivorian armed forces re-started hostilities after missed deadlines for

reforms and disarmament convinced all sides a peace process would not work,

the BBC's James Copnall in Abidjan says.

The United Nations Security Council has postponed discussion on the crisis

to allow the South African president to hold talks with the opposition


The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says 5,000 Ivorians have fled to Liberia. It

says it is concerned that more will follow, which could possibly destabilise

Liberia's fragile peace.

Eyewitness: Ivory Coast terror

Pro-government mobs have been targeting French citizens

A French citizen tells the BBC why a return to violence in Ivory Coast is

forcing him to flee.

As we take a turn on the road to the city where we are now, I see on my

right side a guy wearing a black tee-shirt who just throws a rock at my


He snaps his finger to another guy on the other side of the car who also

throws a rock, this time at my windshield.

But the first rock, I have to say, nearly killed my wife because it came

through the passenger side...

So at that moment I just pressed the gas on and drove all the way out of


'Feeling of disaster'

There was no way for them to know that I was French because there are, as

you know, French people of all colours but it is obviously a white question.

And what shocked me the most, if you will, is the two guys were hurling the

rocks at the car, they were maybe, four metres - five metres from the car.

So they absolutely saw there was a woman and two small children in the car.

But that didn't stop them at all.

[My black Ivorian friends] call us and basically their take is a feeling of


They call us to take news and to get information, see how we are doing, give

us advice on what to do and what not to do. So obviously a caring

community - a normal community.

Schools burnt

If my citizenship is based on my colour then I cannot but welcome the troops

that are here to protect me and my family.

So to me it is a very simple case: when my wife was hit by the rock, I

stopped at a police station about 200 metres from where that incident

happened and I was basically insulted back into my car by the military and

the police who were there.

So I drove on and inside my heart I knew what side I was on.

[This situation will] force us out of the country for a very simple reason:

I am a family man.

They have burnt down the four schools that we could send our children to, so

it is game over as far as we're concerned.

It is not an easy decision because I was born in this country, my wife was

born in this country, my two children were born in this country, my father

is buried in this country and to be treated like that and to be denied any

sort of citizenship just because of race is absolutely unacceptable.

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Good day,

I am Mrs.Maria.S.Morgan from Liberia, presently

Staying in Ghana. I was married to Mr.Amir Jude Morgan

who worked with Liberian embassy in Lome-Togo for ten

years before he died in the year 2002.We were married

for eleven years without a child. He died in a cold

blood murder during a fight which broke out in

(Monrovia)the capital city of Liberia.

Before his death we were very devoted Christian.

Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a

Child outside my matrimonial home which I believe is

The best way to live as my love one is gone.

When my late husband was alive he deposited

a total of 150kg of gold ,3,000 karats of diamond,

and a huge sum of money amounting to $23,500,000,00

(Twenty three million and five hundred thousand

American state dollars only) this money was gotten

From the sales of Gold and Diamond before the war

Broke out, all concealed in 2 trunk boxes, with

one security Company in Ghana Presently,

these boxes is still with the Security Company.

Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not live for

more than Ten months due to cancer problem. The one

that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness. Having

known my condition I decided to keep this boxes in the

security company till I find a way of getting it to my

only surviving sister to use it for the propagation of

the work of God, but I was informed that she died at

child birth two months ago, thereby leaving me

stranded as to what to do next.

I want an organization or an individual that will

market this minerals and use the fund for orphanages,

Widows, propagating the word of God and to endeavour

that the house of God is maintained. The Holy Book

made us to understand that Blessed is the hand that

giveth, which we know as taught by the holy book of God

I took this decision because I don't have any child

that will inherit this money and my husband relatives

are not good Christians and I don't want my husband's efforts

to be used by unbelievers. I don't want a situation

where this money will be used in an ungodly way. This

is why I am taking this decision.

I am not afraid of death as I know that I have

Fulfilled the conditions of the Almighty God where I am going.

I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the

Almighty God.

I don't need any telephone communication in this

regard because of my health hence the presence of my

husband's relatives around me always.I don't want

them to know about this development.With God all

things are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall inform the

security company that you are the beneficiary of the

said boxes and you will need to have them delivered to

you in The United States or that they should arrange

to release it to you directly if you chose to

personally travel to Ghana. I will also issue you an

authority letter that will prove you the present

beneficiary of this boxes.

I want you and the organization to always pray for me

because God is great. My happiness is that I lived a

life of a worthy Child of God.Whoever that wants to serve

God must serve him in spirit,truth and faith.

Please always be prayerful all through your life.

Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing

another person for this same purpose. Please assure

me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein.

You can contact my doctor on this email address:Dr.Mark Kwame


Hoping to receive your reply and remain blessed in


Your sister in faith.

Mrs Maria.S. Morgan

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One similiar to this one got close to one-million dollars out of our Churches on the east coast of the USA.

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Dear Friend,

I am a Solicitor resident and practicing in the

Nigeria and I am using this correspondence to urgently seek

and request your assistance and cooperation in a

sensitive but highly beneficial financial arrangement. An

important client of mine whose details and person I cannot

release at this point has implored me to contact a reliable and

trustworthy partner overseas to urgently receive and handle funds total


DOLLARS(US$17.8M)in CASH presently in a consignment,lodged

in a security/finance outfit overseas.

Due to my client inability to travel out of his country

presently and the fact that he continues to accumulate huge

debts daily as long as this consignment remains in the

security/finance company.

we need an associate and partner to proceed as soon as

possible to receive this funds for investment purpose as

shall be instructed by my client. We have agreed in

principle to give twenty-Five percent (25%) of the total sum

to whom ever shall handle this funds for us while the

remaining sixty-five percent (65%)shall be for my client and

ten-percent (10%) for me as the attorney. As soon as you are

ready to proceed to receive this cash on our behalf we shall

furnish you with the details and information you will need

to accomplish this task.

Please be rest assured that this arrangement is absolutely

risk free And cannot implicate you in any way. However I

implore you to handle this matter with urgency and utmost confidence even

if you do not intend to execute the project for us. Whatever the

case,please acknowledge receipt of this mail via my e-mail

address If your response is positive we shall proceed

immediately without

any delay.

Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation and hoping to


from you soonest.

Yours sincerely,

Barrister, Akueze Richard (LLB).

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Dear: sir/madam

I know you will be surprised to receive this business proposal. First, I must introduce myself. I am Tan Aagh, from the Diamond-rich district of Kono,Sierra Leone, and my father was the former Special adviser to the ousted Head of State of Sierra Leone,Major Paul Koroma.

During the war between our forces led by the ex-Head of State, Major Paul Koroma and the West Africa Allied Forces (ECOMOG), my country relied heavily on the foreign earnings generated from diamond trade. This money was personally kept by then President,Major Paul Koroma Since our banking system had collapsed during the war.

However, as the war progressed, it became apparent that we were going to loose the war to the superior and better armed West African Allied Forces (ECOMOG). At this point, the key officers of the administration started making frantic efforts on how to leave SierraLeone safely thereby sharing the proceeds/money from this diamond trade. In view of the fact that my father was one of the key officers of the administration and a brother-in-law to Major Paul Koroma, he succeeded in getting the sum of US$22.5 Million (Twenty-two Million Five hundred United States Dollars).

We made agreement and transferred the money through diplomatic means to South Africa, where I am presently residing in exile as asylum seeker but unfortunately,my father died of heart attack after a few months of exile in South Africa and automatically, I became in total control of the said money

as the first child. Upon our arrival in South Africa after due consideration, we deposited the money with a Security Company for the security reasons. The actual content was not disclosed to them (Security company) pending when we see a trustworthy person such as yourself who will assist us in transferring this money to his or her account outside South Africa, as the strict monetary laws here do not allow asylum seekers certain financial rights.

I shall be most grateful if you can assist me accomplish this transaction and hoping too that you will remain trustworthy. For your efforts and assistance, I have agreed to give you 20% of the total sum while 10% will be aside for all the expenses incurred in the course of this transaction.

The rest of the 70% will be for my family investment in your country.

Please note that this transaction is 100% Risk Free,for I have made arrangements for a successful deal. As such, the only thing I ask from you is total assistance to transfer this money, complete trust and assurance that my own part of money will be safe when transferred to your account. I wish you would keep this proposal highly confidential and secret,considering my father's position before his death and source of the money.your response will be appriciated.

Best regards.

Mr Tan Agah

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ANOTHER one, Yes Nan, that is a good one to view from time to time.. Remember,... if it is too good to be true then...... well you know the rest

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REF: RSSL/61-ILGI0509/45



Dear Winner,


We happily announce to you the draw of the Royal spanish Sweepstake Lottery International programs held on the 14th november 2004 in Madrid Spain.Your e-mail

address attached to ticket number: 212005600545 188 with Serial number 4888/02 drew the lucky numbers: 41-6-76-13-45-8, which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of 1,000,000.00 Euro(One million Euro) in cash credited to file KPC/9080333308/03.This is from a total cash prize of Ten Million Euro(10 million Euro), shared amongst the first Tenth (10th) lucky winners in this category.Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our Madrid booklet representative office in Spain as indicated in your play coupon.In view of this, your 1,000,000.00 Euro(One million Euro) would be released to you by our security firm in Madrid,Spain.Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web site through computer draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies. This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned.

To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:

Mr Jeff Carlos

World Royal Consultancy And Security Madrid Spain.

Email:worldroycon@mail2consultant.com or []worldyalcon@mail2consultant.com[/]

For due processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account of your choice.

Remember,You are to contact our agents by email and within a week of receiving this notice.After this date, all funds will be returned to the MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y HACIENDA as unclaimed.

To avoid unnecessary delays and complications,please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated agent.Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of this program.

Yours Sincerely,

Wilfred Alberto

Lottery Director.

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