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From: WILEY JOHN firstname.lastname@example.org To: XXXX Sent: Sunday, May 7, 2017 Subject: From WILEY JOHN
From WILEY JOHN
My name is WILEY JOHN and my Sister’s name is Vera, we are the children of Late General FULTON A.JOHN the former Director of military intelligence and special acting General Manager of Sierra Leone Diamond mining cooperation (SLDMC). We are contacting you to seek your good assistance to transfer and invest Nine million seven hundred and twenty thousand united state dollars ($9,720,000.00) belonging to my late father which is deposited in a bank here in Abidjan. This money is revenues from solid minerals and diamonds sale which were under my father’s possession before the civil war broke out. Following the break out of the war, almost all government offices, operations and parastatals were attacked and vandalized by rebels.
The SLDMC was loathed and burnt down to ashes, and diamonds worth millions of dollars was stolen by the rebel military forces that attacked my father’s office. Many top government officials and senior army officers were assassinated and my father was the key target because of his very sensitive military position and appointment in the SLDMC. Regrettably, my father was captured and murdered along with his half brother in cool blood during a mid-night rebel shoot-out when our official residence in Freetown was arm bushed by Fordey Sanko the notorious rebel leader. My mothers sustained very sever bullet injuries which resulted to her untimely and painful death in a private hospital here in Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
Now, we are alone in this country without parents, relatives or any body to care for us at our tender ages, before our mother died, she told us that our father deposited some money which he made from diamond sales and deposited it in a bank here in Ivory Coast and that we should pray and find a trust worthy foreign business partner who will help us to transfer and invest this money in profitable business venture overseas.
She told us to do this quickly so that we can leave Ivory Coast with our cousin brother-Arthur who is here in the camp with us and, then settle down abroad. She gave us the bank document to prove the deposit and then told us that our father deposit the money in the bank. She told us that this is the reason why we came to Ivory Coast. My mother died after wards, may her spirit rest in perfect peace.
I have gone to the bank to make inquires about this money and I spoke with the Manager of International remittance who assured me that everything is intact and promised to help me transfer this money to my foreign partners bank account as soon as I provide my partners foreign bank account for them. However, the manager is very concerned because of my age, 19 years old and advised that I should look for a matured person that will represent me at the bank.
If you are willing to assist us, please let us know immediately so that you will arrange the transfer of the money to your account with the bank. Please I will like to know what percentage that will be for you as compensation for your noble assistance in accordance with my mother’s advice. We are interested in any profitable commercial venture which you consider very well in your country and you would also get a school for me and my little sister and cousin so that we can finish our college education in your country.
Please there is urgent need for this money to be transferred to your account because of the political crises they are having in Cote d’Ivoire now. We are hoping to hear your urgent response.
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Scammer Profiles on Facebook.com with the name “John Wiley“:
1. John Wiley
Commanding Officer at U.S. Army
Former Intelligence, Operations at U.S. Consulate General Karachi
Studied Civil Engineer at West Point – The U.S. Military Academy
Went to West Point – The U.S. Military Academy
Lives in Gardez, Afghanistan
From Houston, Texas
2. John Wiley
Seargent Major at U.S. Army
Lives in Manhattan, New York
From Manhattan, New York