Inheritance scams

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View in Browser: International Fellowship of Christians and Jews How are you? I am Mrs. Halgen,a widow from Philippines, I am 58 years old and have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer of the throat.Presently undergoing treatment for my upcoming Cancer surgery operation. It has defied all forms of medical treatment, From all indication my condition is really deteriorating, and my Doctors have courageously advised me that I may not live long, this is Because the cancer stage has reached a critical stage. Since the dealth of my husband the family and relatives turned against me because of his wealth and properties, I have gone through a lot of humuliation in the hands of this family and can not afford to give away that which belongs to me, they have forcefully taken from me the money with the bank here in Philippines and Hong Kong,trying to leave me with nothing. Well before the dealth of my husband he handed over to me a documents of funds deposit, and he warned me never to disclose this very deposit to anyone should incase he died, He told me he concealed the sum of 10.5 m usd in a trunk box and deposited it with the security company as a FAMILY VALUABLE for security reasons. this money was deposited for my sake , Please I am contacting you to let you know my desire to establish a charity foundation in your country with this money 10.5 m (Ten Million Five Hundred thousands dollars to any organization of your choice in your country or whatever you may have in mind that will bring us good benefit . I took this decision because I can not trust any member of the family and do not want to loose this money to a wrong hands, If you can help me as i have requested, I will be willing and gladily agree to make the investment under your care with your percentage which we shall discuse on soon when the funds is release to you by the security company. Please for your information, this transaction needs absolute confidentiality and trust. I hope you will help see my dream come true. Your sister, Mrs. Halgen ! Your friend would like to share this web-page with you: IFCJ .Click here to view the fund page for HALGEN If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit IFCJ at: If you no longer wish to receive email messages sent from your friends on behalf of this organization, please follow the link below: Donate Now The Fellowship Contact Us Freedom Flights from Uruguay and Venezuela 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4300 Chicago, IL 60602-2584 800-486-8844 Privacy Policy The Fellowship is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization © 2018 International Fellowship of Christians and Jews®

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