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From: JONES DAY <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 16:37:09 +0100
JD, LAW-FIRM & SOLICITORS MADRID SPAIN Date: 26/06/07 Ref #:34xx/E Tele: 00 34 654 839 497Fax: 00 34 654 839 493 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir, My name is Jones Day, an Attorney at Law. I am writing to notify you of the unclaimed deposit Fund USD$14,000,000.00) of my late client, Mr. MohamedAshraf who died along with his wife on 11th March 2004 Madrid Train Bombings Terrorist Attack. Please view this sitehttp://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/international/jan-june04/madrid_3-11.htmlMy reason for sending this letter to you is very fundamental to the doctrine of human privileges and right and I hope you will not impede the trust and confidence I repose in you even with meeting for the first time. The Security/Finance Company where the fund was deposited has forwarded an application letter to my office, asking me to locate any relatives of my late client for claiming of the deposit since the deposit have matured for delivery, in view of this, I have madeseveral enquiries to locate any of my clients extended relatives to come and claim his deposit that has proved unsuccessful and his wife which he signed as the next of Kin died along with him. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I have reasoned very professionally and I feel it will belegally proper to present you to the Security Firm as the relative (next of kin) to deceased client, so that you will claim the ownership of the deposit since you bear the same family name with the deceased. When my late client made the Secured Deposit, he handed over to me all the necessary documents in respect of this deposit for Security Reasons as his personal attorney and confidant. May I at this point emphasizethat this transaction is 100% risk free from any form of illegality. Please revert back to me urgently with your telephone and fax numbers for more information, procedure andlegality of this claim via this email address:email@example.com Regards, Barrister Jones Day(Esq.)
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