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TITLE: The Tale of The Painted Breast
SCAMMER NAME: Prince Joe Eboh
SCAMMER LOCATION: Lagos, Nigeria
MISC: None
SCAMBAITER: Shiver Metimbers

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From: Prince Joe Eboh
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2004 1:12 PM
Subject: I await your reply

Dear Haccy,

Thanks for your e-mail and for having me in your mind.

Could you assist me by sending $80 to father Wayne? I have spent nothing less $115,000.00 to process this transaction. I am exhausted already and Wayne is asking for another $80 which I cannot afford for now. Please, do something to assist me.

Prince Joe Eboh

 

 

[Joe seems to be really digging his feet in and really doesn't want to pay the $80 fee, so I'm going to try and force his hand]

From: Hector Barnett
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Hello Joe,

Thanks for the reply good buddy, but I am sorry to have to tell you that I cannot afford to send you the $80 just yet as I have invested all my money into the snow exportation business. Dude, if I had the cashola I would give it to you, but sadly it's all gone.

I have to say that it surprises me greatly that you cannot afford to raise the $80 fee yourself Joey; I thought you told me you were the Chairman of the Contract Award Committee? I would expect that an important person such as you would not have any problem raising such a tiny fee.

I do have some good news though. Remember Ted, the Tribble exterminator? Well he was released from hospital yesterday. Apparently he had a bad accident in the police cells the day he was arrested, and managed to hit himself severely on the back of the head 27 times. Anyway, word on the street is that he's fine now and will be back at work in the next week. I'm sure that has brightened your day up.

Just to let you in on some inside information Joe, you know that the church donation period is nearly over? The end of the church financial year is on July 4th, the same day as American Independence Day? Well, just to let you know that if your $18,000 is not paid to you before July 4th then you will be unable to get any payment form the church until the new financial years starts which in September 25th, so if you need the $18,000 then I urge you to act very fast or you will miss your opportunity.

Who are you in contact with at the church? Is it Father Mike or Father Wayne? They will both know that the final date for your payment application is July 4th, so I would advise you not to waste any time Joe, because if you delay much more then the chance for you to get the $18,000 will disappear very quickly, and I would not like that to happen. Please contact your church partner ASAP Joe. Don't miss out on such a great opportunity. Hopefully when you have finally transferred the fund you can come to visit with me at the circus.

Take care buddy, and I'll write again soon.

Heccy.

 

 

From: Prince Joe Eboh
Date: Friday, June 18, 2004 10:56 AM
Subject: I await your reply

Dear Haccy,

Yes, I am the Chairman Contract Award Committee. The fact remains that I have spent a lot of money to bring this transaction to the postion where it is today. I have lots of other projects that require my financial attention. You are asking me to send another $80 even when you did not use the one I sent earlier for the purpose it was mearnt to serve.

You are my friend, therefore, if you see it necessary to help me fine.

Thanks.

Prince Joe Eboh.

 

 

From: Hector Barnett
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Dear Joe,

It is very simple. Please understand this. I have no money, so I cannot help you. Even if I wanted to help you I couldn't because I have no money. I lack money, therefore I cannot help. I am helpless because I have no money. This fact will not change.

I am not asking you to send me anything. Nobody is asking you to send anything. YOU are the one waiting for the $18,000 payment, and it is YOU that will lose out if you do not act quickly.

All I am doing as your friend is telling you that if you do not get things sorted out before July 4th then you will lose the $18,000

My advice to you is to be very quick and contact Father Wayne or Father Mike and arrange their clearance payment as soon as you can because if you do not then you will definitely lose the chance of ever receiving the $18,000

My friend, it is no use to keep making excuses and trying to find ways for other people to pay the $80. It is a complete waste of time believe me. No one will be able to pay the $80 only you. I am sorry, but that is just the way it is. All you delay and attempts to get other people to pay is doing only one thing; it is making your chance of ever getting the $18,000 disappear.

My friend you are very quickly running out of time. It is very very important that you act very quickly now. I do not want you to lose out on the opportunity of a lifetime, but unless you send the clearance fee to Father Mike or Father Wayne then you WILL lose the $18,000, this is a very real and very hard fact.

The church has many millions to spend on good causes, but after July 4th then they will not give one single penny to anybody until their new financial year starts.

I advise you to contact Father Wayne or Father Mike immediately and get something in motion fast.

I wish you good luck buddy.

Heccy.

 

 

[Desperation]

From: Prince Joe Eboh
Date: Friday, June 18, 2004 1:23 PM
Subject: I await your reply

WHAT ABOUT THE $80 I SENT TO YOU?

 

 

[Time to see if I can take Heccy out of the equation and get Joe back to Father Wayne or Father Mike]

From: Hector Barnett
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Yo Joe,

The $80 is gone dude. I told you that I would pay you the $80 back, but it won't be for a while yet as I have more important things to take care of. I need to buy my friend Koko The Klot a birthday present (he's 30 years old next week) and I've thought a great present for him. I decided to buy him a juice extractor because in every town we visit he tells me the girls are always after his juice, so I thought that buying him a juice extractor would be a great idea!

Anyway, once the cash starts to flow in from the snow exportation business I'll send you the $80 back. I reckon we should start to get come cash in about 10 or 12 months time, so that's not too bad is it Joe? I'll send you a bit extra for your trouble. Hey, you wouldn't want a juice extractor would you?

I have some sad news Joe. Apparently the circus owners didn't sign a long stay application form for our stay in Portugal, and we have been told that we don't have permission to stay here any longer. We are moving out today and going to Von Richthofen in Germany. Unfortunately Von Richthofen is a very small and remote town and does not have any electricity supply, so while I am there for the next 6 weeks I will not be able to contact you. It is very sad I know, but Von Richthofen is a beautiful place, even though it is a very red and barren land.

So Joe, this is probably the last email I will be able to send to you until sometime in August, so I wish you well with your venture, and I hope that you do eventually receive your $18,000 payment.

Laterz buddy,

Heccy McHec.

 

 

[Father Mike Myers gets back in touch]

From: Father Mike Myers
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Dear brother Joe,

This is father Mike Myers. How are you brother?

I am writing to you because I have not had any reply from you since June 1st. I do not know if you are still requiring my help but I need to inform you that all donation/payment applications must be completed in the next two weeks. You see my brother, our church is nearing the end of our financial year, and if applications are not approved in time then no more payments can be made.

It is quite possible that perhaps you have managed to raise the $18,000 you required from somewhere else. If this is the case, please ignore this email, and I shall not bother you again. However, if you are still expecting the $18,000 payment from us then you will need to get the $80 clearance fee to me as soon as possible because time is running out quite quickly.

God bless you brother.

Father Mike Myers.

 

 

From: Prince Joe Eboh
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2004 11:06 AM
Subject: I await your reply

Dear Father Mike,

Thank you very much for your concern. Like I stated earlier, I do not have another $80 to send to you people. I sent $80 to Hector and he did not use it in accordance with our plans and you are asking me to send another?

I have other projects that require my financial attention, I have been investing. Please, if you are still interested in our transaction then, do something to help actualise this business.

Thanks.

Brother Joe Eboh.

 

 

From: Father Mike Myers
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Dear Brother Joe,

I am sorry that you do not have the payment. I will therefore close your application request and wish you well for the future.

Goodbye,

Father Mike.

 

 

[As has been mentioned previously, Prince Joe is also scamming what he thinks is another victim, but unknown to Joe the other victim is actually a fellow scambaiter. Joe has made a request for $18,000 from this other scambaiter, and is expecting it any day. I think this is the reason Joe hasn't sent me any more cash yet. I am sure he is just waiting to receive his $18,000 from his other "victim" then he can ignore me. However, I know that Joe is going to get a nasty surprise from my scambaiter friend in the next few days, so I don't want to leave Joe thinking he has burnt his bridges with me.

My hope is that once Joe has been slapped by his "victim" he might become more compliant. A few days after my email above, I send this..]

From: Father Mike Myers
To: Prince Joe Eboh

To whom it may concern:

Please note that this email is being sent to the following potential payment benefactors:

Mr. Simon Phillips
Doctor John Adverse
David Jenkins
Suzanne Patterson
Jackie Fitzimmonds
Prince Joe Eboh
Peter North
Simon Conton
Deborah Kanks


Dear Sir or Madam,

You are receiving this email because you recently applied for church funds for your various organisations.

Please note that the final date for receipt of your clearance payments has now been extended to July 18th NOT July 4th. This is due to new UK charity laws which come into effect on June 26th. Therefore if you have not yet paid your clearance certificate fees you now have a two week extension on the final date required for your clearance fees payment.

It is duly noted that we have now received clearance fee payments from three of the persons names above (David Jenkins, Peter North and Deborah Kanks). These three people please be advised that your payments of $13,720, $8,450 and $15,550 respectively, have now been cleared and the payment will be forwarded to you on Friday 25th June.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Franklin Mynt, Simon Sez, and Georgina Mina who all successfully received their payments last week. On behalf of my church I would like to thank each and every one of them for the letters of thanks they sent to us.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

God bless you all.

Father Wayne Sworld.

 

 

[Joe didn't reply (I didn't expect him to), but a couple of days later I send some "good news" from father Mike about Hector Barnett. Joe will be so pleased for him!]

From: Father Mike Myers
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Dear Prince Joe Eboh,

I realise of course that our business is over but I just had to share the WONDERFUL NEWS which I received today.

Joe, our dear dear brother, Father Hector Barnett has finally made contact with me, and I am so very happy to tell you that he is safe and well. It seems that brother Hector has entered into a business partnership with two new friends that he has met up with, and a couple of days ago they signed a contract which is to earn our brother and his friends more than three million pounds! This is fantastic news isn't it Joe?

Father Hector has of course apologised both to me and the church and although I am sad to report that our brother will not be returning to us, he has promised us a very generous donation of £400,000.00 (four hundred thousand pounds). He said that he would send us the donation when his payment has cleared in a few weeks.

Isn't it fantastic that our brother is safe Joe? I thought that you would of course be most happy to hear this great news because I know that you were very worried when Father Hector went missing. Brother Hector sent me a photograph of himself and his partner Mr. Tossini accepting the first part of their three year payment from the Siberian Trade Commission. Apparently brother Hector has set up a snow exportation business, and Siberia is their first government customer.

Take care Joe, and God bless you and bring health and wealth to you.

Father Mike Myers - Donation Committee.

[Hector and Tossini accept their first cheque from the Siberian Trade Commission]

 

 

[Result! Joe replies. Short 'n' sweet, but at least it's a reply]

From: Prince Joe Eboh
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2004 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: FANTASTIC NEWS!!

Dear Father Mike,

I am glad that Hector has finally contacted you. Send my greetings to him. What about father Wayne? I hope he is fine.

I have not been able to raise the $80. Please, if Hector contacts you again, tell him that I am asking for the $80 I sent to him.

Thanks.

Brother Joe Eboh.

 

 

From: Father Mike Myers
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Dear brother Joe,

Unfortunately I have no way to contact Hector. He told me he was in a remote part of Germany where there is no telephone or electricity. Apparently a friend who was leaving the area said that he would deliver the message to me.

What do you need to know about father Wayne? He is still here in the church with me.

Take care,

Father Mike Myers.

 

 

[No reply from Joe for quite a few days now, however, my scambaiting friend has now dropped the bombshell to Joe that he has been wasting his time! Can I resurrect his interest?]

From: Father Mike Myers
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Dear brother Joe,

I am duty bound to pass on news of our dear brother Hector Barnett. This morning he sent me an email, and also a photograph. Brother Hector is now in Siberia after taking the first steps importing the snow there. As you can see by the photograph attached, he is doing very well and is in good health.

Hector asked me to send you his regards and said that he would contact you sometime later this year once he returns to England. He enquired about the $18,000 but of course I had to inform him that you were unable to supply the fee required. However, I am sure you will be filled with happiness to learn that brother Hector is doing so well.

Blessings,

Father Mike Myers

 

 

Time for a small break.

During this particular scambait, I was contacted by a BBC reporter, who asked me to do a short interview about Prince Joe.

The interview was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 today (July 13th), and here a small part of the full interview.

BBC Radio 4 interview (1.3 Meg MP3)

 

 

From: Prince Joe Eboh
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: FANTASTIC NEWS!!

Dear Father Mike,

Thank you so much for the information about Hector. I am happy to hear that he is doing good. Please, extend my regards to him and tell him that the business I have with him still lingers as every document about the deal is already bearing his name.

How are the rest members of the church? I hope everyone is fine.

God bless you!!

Prince Joe Eboh.

 

 

From: Father Mike Myers
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Dear brother Joe,

Thank you for your very swift reply. I will indeed pass on your regards to him the next time that I am in touch.

Regarding the business, even though the documents may be in father Hector's name, we can still process the $18,00 payment to you if required, however, I must stress that you will still need to send the $80 clearance fee, but you must ensure that it arrives on of before July 28th. The final date for processing documents and payments is July 14th, but as your induction documents have already been processed, all that is needed to pay you the $18,000 is your clearance fee.

I was given the impression that you no longer wanted to receive the $18,000 donation brother Joe. If you have changed your mind then please let me know quickly because time is very short.

With our blessings,

Father Mike.

 

 

From: Prince Joe Eboh
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2004 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: FANTASTIC NEWS!!

Dear Father Mike,

I thank you for your time and interest in having us do this business. I should have replied you earlier but I was on official trip the capital city, I arrived yesterday in the evening.

I am still very much interested in finishing this business with you but the problem is the clearance fee. It is said that we should be our brother's keeper and if you have belief in being your brother's keeper, why don't you help me? Do not forget that I have already sent a clearance fee to Hector, unfortunately he used it to serve his personal purpose. Remember also that as a member of the church of the painted breast, I am entitled to financial help from the church because that was the impression I had initially.

Like I stated in one of my early mails, I have embarked on a lot of other projects that are capital intensive so I do not have another $80 to send. Whenever you are in touch with Hector again, do not hesitate to tell him that due to his diversion of the $80 I sent to him we have not been able to round up this transaction up till now. Tell him I have instructed that he should send the money to you so that the $18,000 will be processed and sent to me and we will round up this transaction as soon as possible.

I hope to receive your favourable response.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Brother Joe Eboh.

 

 

From: Father Mike Myers
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Dear brother Joe,

Thank you for your email. I was worried that something had happened to you because of your long delay in replying to me. Thank God that you are safe and well.

Regarding the Clearance Fee - I am sorry but this is something that must be paid if you need to keep this deal secret as you have already advised. Of course you are correct that the church is obligated to offer you financial support, and I have agreed to offer you the financial support by sending you the $18,000 you require. You must agree that this is indeed very generous support, and more than we usually give.

I am afraid that I do not have any contact with brother Hector any more so I cannot ask him to help. I believe his business in Siberia will be keeping him away until the end of this year. Hector has promised to visit us at Christmas.

Joe, there are two things I can do to help you:

I can make OFFICIAL arrangement to provide you the $18,000 without you having to pay a Clearance Fee, however this will mean that you will have to sign the Usage & Certification Certificate in person at our offices (perhaps brother Barnett explained this to you already?). Please note that by accessing the money via this means it will require that you present in writing a full explanation of what you intend to use the money for. I know that you told me this needs to be secret my brother, but if you want the money processed in this way, at least 20 to 30 other people will have to be informed about your plans in advance of your payment, thus the secrecy of this deal will be lost. If you are happy to do this, then please make your arrangements to meet me at our offices in London and we can get the payment processed within 24 hours.

There is one final way that I can help you, but this will still require that you send a payment.

I can use some of my own money towards the Clearance Fee. I only have $40, but if you promise to reimburse me the money once the deal is finalised then I will be happy to give it to you. So, if you are able to raise the other $40 required and send it to me then we can easily complete the transfer with no one else involved. If you are able to send the $40 cash then please let me know and I will forward you my own private home address for you to send the payment to. Once I receive the payment I can access the funds within 6 hours.

I await your urgent reply.

Take care my brother.

Father Mike Myers.

 

 

[Joe isn't quite as dumb as he seems. He thinks he has come up with a solution]

From: Prince Joe Eboh
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2004 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: FANTASTIC NEWS!!

Dear Father Mike,


It appears we now have a solution to the situation we are in. I believe the $40 will be able to give us a clearance of $9,000 out of the $18,000. Why don't you help by using the $4 in your posession to get that out of the money so that the commission can start working on our documents and we'll complete it along the line.

 

 

[Alas, Joe has forgotten about a previous email...]

From: Father Mike Myers
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Dear Joe,

Unfortunately $65 is the minimum Clearance Fee amount. I believe you were told this in a email by one of my brothers on June 7th. Please check your email and you will see. This means that we are still $25 dollars short, so you will need to send me the $25. There is no way around this Joe.

I must say that I am surprised that you are making such a simple thing so difficult. Considering that you have such a responsible position/job you are delaying things quite considerably.

So you have two final choices brother Joe:

1. Send me the $25 so that I can pay the minimum $65 Clearance fee.

or

2. Come down to London and sign the Usage & Certification Certificate. This does not require a fee of any kind.

Your brother,

Father Mike.

 

 

[Joe hasn't replied to my email for quite a while. I think he's had enough. However, I haven't! Time to bring back Hector]

From: Hector Barnett
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Dear Joe,

Good news! Dude, I'm back in England after my partner Tossini and Klot agreed that we should all take a three week holiday away from work.

Joe, I think I may now be able to help you with the $18,000 now buddy as I have taken out some cash from our snow exportation business to use for the holiday and I have quite a lot of money spare, so I should be able to get the cash over to you quite soon.

However, there is one problem that we need to fix. For reasons of security I do not want to be seen sending email to your joeXXXX@yahoo.ca account. You MUST try to find another email address to reply to this email with. This is very important, an when you reply to my from your new email address I will explain it to you.

Your friend,

Heccy.

[I need Joe to contact me from another email address. I have a cunning plan]

 

 

[Joe gets a new email account]

From: Prince Joe Eboh
Date: Friday, July 30, 2004 12:40 PM
Subject: God's good news!

Dear Hector Barnett,

Good to hear from you after a long time. This is Joe Eboh, Let me give you the new email address as demanded by you. Jacksonxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk . It is the same box I used to send you this e-mail. With this new box, I hope that by the special grace of God we will finalise this transaction soon.

According to your mail you have a good news for me, What is it all about?

I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks for your cooperation and God bless.

 

 

From: Hector Barnett
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Dear Joe,

I must apologise for my late reply. There has been some trouble here in the last 24 hours.

Apparently some members of my church have not been happy that I left them, and sadly I have to report that I have received threats from some of them. I will not go into detail about what the threats were, but it involves a large cucumber and my rectum.

Anyway, I have had to hire some security to look after me whilst I am on my short visit to the UK. As you can see by the attached photograph, they are bad mofo's, so I think my rectum is safe.

To get back to business I can now give you the good news that I will be able to send the fees your require. The snow exportation business has really paid off in a big way, so I have plenty of cash spare to get this deal over and done with. Please let me know the exact amount you require and how I can make the payment to you.

Laterz buddy,

Heccy.

Heccy with his bodyguards

 

 

From: Prince Joe Eboh
Date: Saturday, August 07, 2004 10:57 PM
Subject: Re: God's good news!

Dear Heccy,

I must apologise also for my late response to your mail. I have been on transit recently carrying out my official assignments.

It is important I let you know that I am happy for your success in the snow exportation business. You really look good in the photograph.

I believe in dialogue and that’s the reason I will advise you to try and settle whatever dispute between you and the church to avoid further threats from them ok?

About our transaction, the amount the commission required of you was $18,000. This money as you already know is needed to get your name registered so that the certificate of incorporation can be issued and the ministry of finance will now authorise the central bank to release the fund to your account.

My brother Heccy, I will not fail to tell you that this money is needed urgently this time around because we’ve wasted a lot of time. It even got to a point that the secretary general of the commission started asking me what was happening that I was not responding to the business the way I should.

The corporate affairs commission advises that you send the money via western union money transfer Lagos Nigeria. Here is a name they have provided: MRS MARTINA CHIKOZE ONYEMOBI, this is the lady in charge of the agency that receives money on their behalf. You are to send the money in her name. Added to this, you are to send the money on three or two installments because western union does not receive more that $10,000 here.

You are my trusted partner in this business and anything that affects you negatively affects me too so, I’d like to hear the details about what you said you would tell me.

Thanks so far until I hear from you.

Joe Eboh

 

 

[I'm sad to say, but I'm sure now that there's little chance of getting any more money out of Joe, but hey, that doesn't mean we can't have fun with him!]

From: Hector Barnett
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Hello Joe,

I hope you are in good health, and I am looking forward to finalising this fookin' deal at long last. Buddy, it is been a long and winding road, but I feel now we are coming to the end. Soon this business will be completed, and hopefully we will meet and be good friends. Perhaps you can come to meet my parents Alice and Jennifer, they have been eager to meet you ever since I told them about you.

Joe, before I can send the payment there is one last thing that must be done. In London there are new restrictions on sending Money to Nigeria and other West African countries. I do not know why this is. To be truthful to you, I am a simple man, with simple pleasures, and I know nothing much about international business. Anyway, apparently you have to complete a Security Validation Form for any large amounts of money that you are receiving. I have attached the form for you to complete and return to me. Once I have received it I can take it to the Western Union Office and make the first payment to you. It is VERY important that the form is returned fully completed and VERY clear. The lady at the Western Union office told me that she would not accept unclear forms. She was a bit of a bitch, but I would certainly give her one.

Brother Joe, I am sorry that the secretary general of the commission started asking you what was happening, and that you were not responding to the business the way you should. Tell that arsehole that I will mutilate his mofo gonads if he is rude to you again. My apologies for my outburst, but I will not accept people talking to my dear friends like that. If the secretary general gives you any more trouble just let him know that he's not dealing with a goddamn clown here.

Are you sure that Mrs. Onyemobi can be trusted Joe? She isn't your girlfriend is she Joe? You know what these damn women are like; once they get their hands on your cash their knickers turn to cast iron - I think you know where I'm coming from?! So, as long as you are sure I can trust her then your word is good enough for me.

I will leave you to fill in the form now Joe. Please try to get it back to me as quickly as possible.

Laterz buddy.

Heccy.

[SECURITY VALIDATION FORM ATTACHED]

 

 

[Joe is getting impatient. Can't see why, he's only been waiting since April!]

From: Prince Joe Eboh
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: God's good news!

Dear Heccy,

I have received your last mail and the form attached to it. Unfortunately, what is contained in the form isn't clear to me at all. Therefore, I want to advise that you send the form again in such a way that it will be clear to me so that I will know exactly what to do.

This transaction as you already know has taken a long time. I want you to go to the western union and pay $2500 so that we can get going because everything has been on the stand still since all these months. I will be waiting to receive the $2500 soon. The corporate affairs commission does not have to be asking me questions again over my reluctance in this business.

Honestly I did not know that you would delay this business up till now but I’m happy still that you are back so that we can get it rounded up.

I await your reply soon.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Joe.

 

 

From: Hector Barnett
To: Prince Joe Eboh

Yo Joe,

Sorry to learn you are having a prob with the form. I have attached two different versions for you. Hopefully this will fix the problem.

Please remember that Western Union will NOT let me make the payment to you without the completed form, so please do not delay in sending it back to me. The only thing now that delays this payment is you sending the form.

PLEASE NOTE: It is vital you act fast Joe as I will be leaving England very soon to return to the circus troupe.

Cheers bud,

Heccy.

 

 

From: Prince Joe Eboh
Friday, August 13, 2004 11:24 AM
Subject: Security Form

Dear Heccy,

I'm so sorry for the delay. I was engaged in a fieldwork management some few days ago. Nevertheless, attached is the completed security form.

Act fast so as to round up this business before your departure.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Joe Eboh.

[Joe attaches the form below (150k)]


 

 

 

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