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From: jabu mbata <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 21:09:45 +0100
Subject: Work With Me.
First National BankPretoria South Africa.email@example.comTel 0027 78663 6187 My name is Jabu Mbata the manager,Credit andForeign bills of FIRST NATIONAL BANK SOUTH AFRICA. Iam writing in respect of a foreign customer of our bank with accountnumber 908-14-255-114 whose name is Cho, Kwiyoung(Mr.), an Americancitizen who died in a plane crash[Korean Air Flight 801] with the wholepassengers onboard on August 6,1997.And for your perusal you canview this website. Ref: http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9708/06/guam.passenger.list Since the demise of this customer, I personally havewatched with keen interest to see the next of kin butall has proved abortive as no one has come to claimhis funds of US$15.5M (Fifteen Million Five HundredThoudsand United States Dollars) which has beenwith our branch for a very long time. On thisnote, I decided to seek for whom his nameshall be used as the Next of Kin as no one has come upas his next of kin. And the banking ethics here does not allow suchmoney to stay more than eight years, because the money will berecalled to the bank treasury as unclaimed fund after this period. In view of this I got your contact through a tradejournal when i was making a research on a foreigner iwill use in this great opportunity. For your assistant I am willing togive you 20% of the total amount. Upon the receipt of your response, Iwill send you by fax or e-mail the letter of application which you willtype sign and send back to our bank to enable us start thisprocessing of this claim. I will not fail to bring to your notice that thisbusiness is hitch free and that you should not entertain any fear as allmodalities for the smooth and easy transfer of this fund has beenfinalized, this transaction will be completed within five banking daysof receiving your response, after you apply to the bank as arelation to the deceased. When you receive this mail. Kindly reply to my privateemail address below firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your private Tel/Fax numbers for quickcommunication on my personal email address. YoursSincerely,Jabu MbataManager Credit and Foriegn BillsFIRST NATIONAL Bank South Africajabumbata@aim.comTel 0027 78663 6187
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