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From: =?iso-8859-1?q?richy=20O?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 04:22:54 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Dear Friend
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: email@example.com
I write to seek your cooperation as my foreign partner and your assistance to enable me to own properties and invest in the stable economy of your country. I apologize if this mail message does not suit your personal orbusiness ethics.
My names are Barrister Richard Sullivan an attorney to late Mr Johnson Welch a deceased Immigrant property magnate who was based in the U.K, Also referred to as my client. Monday, 31 July, 2000, 13:22 GMT 14:22 United Kingdom time, my client, his wife and their two Children died in the Air France concord plane crash bound for New York in their plan for a world cruise, Since then, I have been managing his properties here in the U.K. and some of his properties, which he put out for sale. Which I monitored the payment as his attorney, has been bought and paid for. Now the money paid was deposited into his account. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by his bank.Particularly, the bank has issued me a notice to provide any of his next of kin or have the account confiscated within a short time. My late client has an account valued at $6.3 million dollars. Since I have b!
een unsuccessful in locating the relatives for some time now, and with the bank giving me deadline, I now seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased, so that the proceeds of this account valued at $6.3 million dollars can be paid to you and then you,and I can share the money.50% and 40% for you and 10% for miscellaneous expenses that might arise. I have all necessary information that can be used to back up any Claim we may make.see details of the crash on the website below;
All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Trust me,as his attorney; this is a risk-free relationship.Send me your full names and address, telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further about this transaction.A swift acknowledgement upon
receipt of this mail would be appreciated.
Reach me urgently through this mail address below
I remain obliged,
Barrister Richard Sullivan
- richy O