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From JOSEPH KONE.
I am Joseph Kone, 25 years old and the only son of my
late parents Mr. and Mrs.Kone. My father was a highly
reputable business magnet-(a cocoa merchant) who
operated in the capital of Ivory Coast during his
days. It is sad to say that he passed away
mysteriously in France during one of his business
trips abroad on the 12th day of February. 2004.
Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected
to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who
traveled with him at that time. But God knows the
truth! My mother died when I was just 4years old, and
since then my father took me so special. Before his
death on February 12th 2004 he called the secretary
who accompanied him to the hospital and told her that
he had a sum of 8.500,000 US DOLLARS (Eight
MILLION FIVE HUNDRED thousand DOLLARS) kept in Barclay’s Bank London
He also said that the security company does not know
the content of the safe Box. He declared it as family
treasure and used my name to Deposit the money as his
first son for next of kin. He also explained to her
that it was because of this wealth that he was
poisoned by his business associates, That I should
seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice
where I will transfer this money to and use it for
investment purposes. I want you to assist me in
clearing this fund into your account overseas as a
beneficiary of the fund, and also use it for an
I am just 25 years old and a university undergraduate
and really don’t know what to do. Now I want an
account overseas where I can transfer these funds.
This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as
a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory
coast. The death of my father actually brought sorrow
to my life. Dearest one, I am in a sincere desire of
your humble assistance in this regards your
suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.
Now permit me to ask these few questions:-
1. Can you honestly help me as your son or brother?
2. Can I completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question
will be good for you after the money is in your
4. I will like to invest the fund in your company
Please, consider this and get back to me as soon as
You can call me with this number;447045747109
please email me through my private email;firstname.lastname@example.org