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From: "Alan Reeves." <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 09:13:28 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: PLEASE CONFIRM..............
Good day to you,My name is Alan Reeves, I am the credit manager with a bank here in the United Kingdom. I am contacting you in respect of a transaction of very great importance. Though I know thatcontact of this nature will make any one apprehensive and worried, I am assuring you that everything has been taken care of, and you have nothing to fear at all and i would be very glad if you would allow me bring you to a clearer picture of what is on ground, what we intend to do and how we intend to do it.This enquiry involves a client who shares your surname.It was brought to my knowledge that the aforementionedclient died intestate and nominated no next of kin to the titleover investments made. We came to know of you via the London. Global. Database.Center (L.G.D.C.) Hence i am making this contact. The essence of this communication with you is torequest that you provide me with information on 3 KEY issues.1. Are you aware of any relative/relation having the same surname, whos
last known, contact address was Brussels, Belgium?2. Are you aware of any investment of considerable value made bysuch a person with any Private Bankers?3 Can you establish beyond reasonable doubt your eligibility toassume status of next of kin to the deceased?He died in an air crash along with his wife on the 31st October 1999 in an Egyptian airline boeing 990 with other passengers on board. You can confirm this fact from the website which was aired by the BBC WORLD NEWS: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/502503.stmSince his death, none of his relatives or associates havecome forward to lay claims to his funds as next-of-kin, and on my own i have made concerted effort to locate any of his relatives but all proved abortive. Based on the ethics and policies of the bank,it would be declared unclaimed and taken to the treasury of the bank as capital base of the bank, because already the account has beentagged dormant because it has exceeded the normal functional number
of years.We cannot release the funds from his account unless someoneapplies for it or lays claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Upon this discovery, I now seek your permission and assistance to present you and have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased,so that the funds can be released and transfered to you, as all documentations will be carefully worked out by me for it to be released in yourfavor as the beneficiary's next of kin, if not the members of the board of directors will utilise it for their personal aggrandisement. Because after six years as this is the fifth year going it will be called back to the bank treasury as unclaimed bills and shared amongst the directors of the bank, so it is on this note i decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the next of kin/beneficiary rather than allow the bank directors to share it amongst themselves at the end of the year.It may interest you to know that I have secured
from the probate commission an order of mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavour by furnishing me with the following information if you are interested.1. A beneficiary name, in order for me to prepare the document for transfer in your name.2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers...For our personal contact and for easy communication between both of us.Upon your acceptance I shall send you my identity for more confidentiality and trust in each other as i shall trust you not to elope at completion. If this proposal is acceptable by you, please endeavor to contact me immediately. Do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, I await your urgent response. Contact me via this email address please: firstname.lastname@example.org ensure total confidence...Regards,Alan Reeves.
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