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From: "RAYMOND CHUKS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 21:18:19 +0000
Subject: uURGENT REPLY
Barrister mark collins,
Raymond Chuks Chambers,
Plot 225 Ivery Avenue,
I am mark collins of mark collins Chambers and associates.This mail is
written and intended to solicit your assistance to be presented as NEXT OF
KIN to my Late Client, MR. PAUL SIDENER . My Deceased Client MR. PAUL
SIDENER, an AMERICAN with the DEPARTMENT OF
PETROLEUM RESOURCES(DPR) in Nigeria made a fixed Deposit of Fund valued at
$15m USD with GLOBAL LINK SECURITY COMPANY(GLSC) and unfortunately lost his
life aboard Egypt AirFlight 990, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on
October 31,2000 and left no clear beneficiary as Next of Kin except some
vital document related to the Deposit still in my possession.
The Governing Body of the Security company has contacted me on this matter
and I am yet to provide the Next of Kin to lay claims to the Fund. Under a
clearand legitimate agreement with you, I shall seek your consent to be
presented as the Next of Kin so that my late Clients'Fund will notbe
confiscated by the SECURITY COMPANY. For the sake of transparency on this
matter, you are free to make immediate contact to me via my e-mail for
further information related to this matter.
Thank you very much for your anticipated acceptance
while we expect your prompt response.
Barrister mark collins
(SAN) (L.B Hons) B.L PhD