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From: "collinsunor01" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 18:39:27 -0600
Subject: *****SPAM***** HIGH *
It is obvious that this proposal will come to you as a suprise.This is
because we have not met before but i am inspired to sending you this email
by the huge fund transfer opportunity that will be of mutual benefit to the
two of us.
However, I am Alex Ukwans,the personal Attorney to the late Engr.Steve Moore
a national of Isle of Man in UK, who used to work with Shell Petroleum
Development Company(SPDC) in Nigeria. On the 21st of April 1996,my
client,his wife And their three children were involved in a car accident
along Sagamu/Lagos Express Road. Unfortunately they all lost their lives in
the event of the accident, Since then I have made several enquiries to
several Embassies to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has
also proved UNsuccessful.
After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives
over the Internet to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence
I contacted you. I contacted you to assist in repartrating the money and
property left behind by my client,I can easily convince the bank with my
legal practice that you are the only surviving relation of my client.
Otherwise the Estate he left behind will be confiscated or declared
unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged.Particularly,
the Bank where the deceased had an account valued at about $27million U.S
dollars(twenty seven million U.S.America dollars).Conseqently,The bank
issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account
confiscated within the next ten official working days.
since i have been unsuccesfull in locating the the relatives for over
several years now.I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of
the deceased,so that the proceeds of this account valued at $27million U.S
dollars can be paid to your account and then you and me can share the money.
55%to me and 40% to you,while 5% should be for expenses or tax as your
government may require.
I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim
we may make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this
deal through.I guarantee that this will be executed under alegitimate
arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.Please get in
touch with me by my email to enable us discuss further and bring the
following information below.
I await your kind response,Please if you are interested and capable in
handling this deal with me, due reply only on my alternative email address
for security reasons email@example.com And note that the
nurture of this deal needs a very top secrecy.
1. Your name in full.
2. Your address in full.
3. Your occupation.
4. Your phone number/fax number.
Barrister Alex Ukwans.(Esq)
PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH MY PRIVATE EMAIL: