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From: "Barr. David Kenneth" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 13:44:45 -0400
Subject: GET BACK TO ME IMMEDIATELY.
Equity Chambers & Solicitors
527 Lea Bridge Road
London United Kingdom.
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of this message.
I am Barrister David Kenneth, solicitor and personal attorney to Mrs. Celina
Johnson, who worked with Shell Petroleum Development Company here in U.K,
here in after referred to as my client. My late client died in a fatal
accident with her husband and only son who were the only beneficiaries to
her estates on the 8th day of February 2004.Until her death she was
consultant to several oil and gas industries. She had a sojourn in the
United States and so many other countries before she came to Cairn Energy
PLC oil and gas exploration and Production Company based in the United
Kingdom and Australia.
She belonged to several non-governmental and scientific organizations. She
was also a great philanthropist and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club
International. Since then, i have made several enquiries to locate any of my
client's extended relatives which have also proved abortive. Hence, after
these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you believing that
by grace of God you will help me to recover her money and other property
which I have all the related document to back-up the claim.
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
the finance firm in Europe where this huge deposit was lodged. The finance
firm, where the deceased had an account valued at about £10.3 million
British pounds has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the
account confiscated within the next twenty one official working days.
Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over two months
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 10.3 million British pounds
can be paid to you and then we both can share the money,60% to me and 40% to
you. 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
seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a
legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. I
am very grateful and Thankful for your attention to my email.
My regards to you.
David Kenneth Esq.
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