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Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from iamoussou98@yahoo.com

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barri.razackamoussou@yahoo.com, barri.razackamoussou@yahoo.com

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ATTENTION;My Dear. – barri.razackamoussou@yahoo.com

RDIM-PCB Candidate for Ketou-PobeConstituency National Assembly.Lot N° 26 Quartier Dekoungbe,BP 2145 Cotonou , LittoralBENIN REPUBLIC.(barri.razackamoussou@yahoo.com)  ATTENTION;My Dear. My name is Razack Amoussou ; I am a Candidate for Ketou-Pobe Constituency of the National Assembly and a close instructor to Late Doctor, an indigene of your country, who later became a Major Shareholder in Shell Benin S.A, an oil company in Cotonou, Benin Republic West Coast of Africa .On the 24th of August 2014, my client and his family were found dead burnt in an auto crash that took place in Cotonou along Kérou-Natitingou Major Route . Until his unexpected death, he was a contractor. I am contacting you to support me in getting this money from the Bank where he saved his treasure asset of €24.5 Million Euros.The Bank has issued me an official notice to provide the sole successor to this fund; if not the debt account will be seized.I have not been fortunate in locating a kinsperson or family connection since Four years ago. But now I seek your kind interest to stand as the only successor to the deceased amount as you fall in the same family name, for the release of this account valued at €24.5 Million Euros and be transferred into your bank account in your country considering the allocation you will like to receive this amount and then you and I can share the money equally in this rate (50% for you and 50% for me). The best option we are going to redirect this said fund is firstly, I will need you to send me the following information about you like Your Full Name and Address, Your Age, Occupation and Position, your private e-mail address if available, Your Telephone Mobile and Fax Number for easier Communication Purpose with a stern promise to keep the sharing of this fund for only the two of us; therefore do not involve another person on this proposal because this transaction requires lots of secrecy and confidential for the security of this transaction, until this said fund reflects into your bank account. I will provide the necessary documents to back up this acclaimed fund. All that is required is your honest co-operation for us to see this opportunity concluded.It is a guarantee that we will execute this arrangement under the constitution of law.I am expecting your call and reply as soon as possible through my private Email Contact below. (barri.razackamoussou@yahoo.com)  Best Regards,Barrister Razack Amoussou.ESQ. barri.razackamoussou@yahoo.com

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