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Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from jimmyng67@gmx.co.uk

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This is Sambo Dasuki the former National Security Adviser to the Nigeria Government in the Era of former President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan. As you may be aware if very conversant with the Nigerian News, I have been incarcerated for more than two years now facing all sorts of humiliations for being accused with misappropriation of public funds,US$2.1 Billion while in office. The reason I am contacting you with this message is that there is this fund, US$125Million which I hide secretly in a particular bank here in Nigeria, Zenith Bank. I have decided to move out the fund to Oversea Country as quickly as possible because the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has turned everything upside down for me. They have seized all my assets, frozen all my bank accounts and confiscated the funds both in Nigeria and Abroad. My entire family and every other person connected to me International Passports have been seized by the Authority; placed everybody under surveillance and house arrest for the time being. It is only this particular amount left for me and; if being discovered my whole life will be in a mess. The fund must be moved out as quickly as possible because according to a very reliable source EFCC Units of the Nigeria Government in collaboration with other Africa Country Governments are currently carrying out a general searching exercise instituted in all banks within Africa region for total cleanup of ill-gotten/encumbered funds secretly lodged in some bank vaults within the shore of Africa and outside. So I don&t want this fund being discovered by Government and consequently track me as the owner. I want a trustworthy person who can help me move the funds out immediately. I am prepared to reward handsomely whoever will be ready to help me. Upon hearing from you I will advise you how to go about it. Please treat this matter with utmost confidentiality. I look forward to hearing from you soonest. Dr. Sambo. jimmyng67@gmx.co.uk

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