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Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 07:52:28 -0600
Subject: From Robert Franklin
Robert Franklin & Associates
Solicitor and Advocates
13 Dale House
I am Barrister Robert Franklin an attorney to Christian Eich, a deceased
Immigrant. Property magnate who was based in the U.K.,and was my client,
died as the result of a heart-related condition on the 11 November 2001.
His heart condition was due to the death of all the Members of his family
in the Gulf Air Flight Crashes in Persian Gulf Near Bahrain Aired August
23, 2000 - 2:50 p.m. ET as reported On:
In the year 2000 he invested in treasury bill Bonds with Bank in London
totaling 15.3 million pound sterling's which was due to be collected in
2004 with accrued dividends.
On my yearly appraisal of my client at the turn of every year, I
discovered that his investment was overdue for retrieval, I decided to
search for any of my late client's relative which has been very difficult
for me before those treasury bills (Bonds) get confisticated or declared
unserviceable by the 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 15.3 million pound sterling's. Since I have been
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 15.3 million pound sterling's can be paid to you, For your assistance
you shall have 40% of the entire sum and 10% for miscellaneous expenses
that might arise. This transaction is 100% risk free and any risks will be
on me as the attorney.
All I require from you 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.
I would want you to Urgently Send me your full names and address,
telephone and fax numbers to enable me prepare all the necessary documents
that will assist our claims and for us to discuss further about this
transaction via my private email address
Please treat with absolute confidentiality and sincerity. I look forward
to your quick reply.
Barr. Robert Franklin (Esq)
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