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John Meriwether writes to investors (again)

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This purports to come from the hedge fund investor John Meriwether but mysteriously carries a Nigerian postmark:

Dear friend,

Greeting,

Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I got your contact from the International web site directory. I prayed over it and selected your name among other names due to it’s esteeming nature and the recommendations given to me as a reputable and trust worthy person I can do business with.

My name is John Meriwether and I am a very wealthy financier in Greenwich, Conneticut, the economic capital of US. I have been managing investment funds for welthy business associates, taking advantage of relative value arbitrage strategies. This is 100 per cent guaranteed safe way to make double digit investment returns every year and was revealed only to me by internationally renowned Nobel prize winning economists. My track record – with LTCM and JWM Partners – speaks for itself.

I have now identified new investment opportunity, that has caused the need for another big transfer of funds. If you would assist me in this, it would be most renumerative to you.  Sir, I am honourably seeking your assistance. I need the funds as quickly as possible. I am offering a double digit return on these funds, net of my 2 and 20.

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