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From: "Smith Williams Chambers" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 00:51:16 +0000
Subject: I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO MAIL YOU SINCE
Smith Williams Legal Chambers64 London Road The Old BankSouthampton 5 High StHampshire Milford-on-SeaSO15 2EH
Date :28th November 2005
Notification of Bequest.On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr.Mark Billings ,I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned undelivered.I hereby attempt to reach you again by this same email address on the will.I wish to notify you that late Engr.Mark Billings made you a beneficiary to his will, he left the sum of Nine Million One Hundred Thousand Dollars to you in the codicil and last testament to his will.This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true.Being a widely travelled man, he must have been in contact with you in the past or simply you were nominated to him by one of his distant relatives abroad who wished you good as he was only very found of you and his only regr et was that he never had the chance to meet with you face to face .Engr.Mark Billings until his death was a former managing director and pioneer staff of a giant construction company. He was a very dedicated Christian who loved to give out. His great philanthropy earned himnumerous awards during his life time. Late Engr.Mark Billings died on the 9th day of June 2005 at the age of 82 years, and his "WILL" is now ready for execution.According to him this money is to support your activities and to build a charity /foundation in his name .Please If I reach you as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible by emailing me back on my direct e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.orgTo enable me conclude my job, you should forward along your current telephone number, including your current mailing address. I hope to hear from you in no distant time. ours in Service ,
Mr. Joe Chan ,Esq. (For Trustees).
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SMITH WILLIAM CHAMBERS ,
UNITED KINGDOM .