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From: "dio" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 14:38:31 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Next Of Kin Reply Asap
C.ogbodo & dio chambers. No 59 calcuta cresent Lagos-Nigeria. E-mail:email@example.comDear Friend, I am Barrister Dio Mayor, a solicitor at law. the personal attorney to late Mr. Robert Chapman the African Area Director of SILInternational,who unfortunately died in the crash of Kenya Airways Flight 431 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, January 30 2000.Mr. Chapman Hailed from Hamilton,Ontario Canada. Since the death of Chapman, I as his personal attorney, have made several enquiries to locate hisonly surviving relation,without any success. I came across your name and contact on the course of my personal searching for Chapman's relations, so I decided to contact you for this project. I am contacting you to assist in repatriating and securing the wealth left behind in a fixed deposit account by Robert, before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by Finance Bank Nig Plc where my client operates an account worth $USD18.5 Million Dollars. The board of Finance Bank has
issued me a notice that after 2 months from now and no next of kin shown up for the claiming of the said funds,the funds will be confiscated and declared unserviceable. Since I and my team have been unsuccessful in locating Robert's relatives for sometime now, it on this note that I seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin of the deceased since you are a foreigner, so that the proceed of this deposit valued at $USD18.5 Million Dollars can be released to you for our disbursements.I have agreed to offer you 40% of the total sum, upon successful remittance of funds into your bank account., while 60% will be for me. All requires is your honest cooperation to enable us see this business successful. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement which will protect you from any breach of the law. Robert was a very good man and it is not wise for me to allow his hard earned wealth to be stolen by the greedy directors of Finance bank.once in
acceptance to this proposal, kindly forward to me these following: 1) your full name and address 2) your occupation and age. 3) yours private/direct telephone and fax number for easy access to communication. Further details awaits your response by email this E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.orgYours faithfully, Barrister Dio Mayor (Esq)
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