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From: "Robert Peters" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 23:57:48 +0100
Subject: Waiting For Your Reply
From The Desk Of Barr Robert Peters.
Barr Peters Chambers,
Etim Karimu Crescent,
Compliment of the season,please accept my unsoilicited mail to
you.firstly,let me introduce myself to you.I am Barrister Robert
Peters a solicitor at law.I am the personal Attorney to Mr.Larry.a
native of your country,who is based and work with the LNG (liquified
Natural Gas)company here in Nigeria.On the 2nd of March
2004, my client, his wife And their two children were involved in a
car accident along Sango Otta,Abeokuta expressway.
All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost there lives.Since
then,I have requested for alot information to your embassy to locate
any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved
unsuccessful.After these several unsuccessful attempts,I decided to
search for a person who can act as the next of kin to my late
client.Henceforth,I contacted you to assist me in repatriating the
money and property left behind by my late client before they get
confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where the fund was
Apparently,the finance institute where the deceased had an account
valued at about USD$7.2,000,000,00 million dollars has issued me a
notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confisicated
within the next ten official working days.
Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over
4years and the Bank where my late client deposited his entire
fund,they are given me a short time to present the next of kin to my
late client.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
USD$7.2,000,000,00 million dollars can be paid to you and
then you and I can share the money.I am willing to compensate you
with 40% of the total funds while 50% will be for me to invest in
your country while 10% will be for any expenses that may be incured
between you or me during the process of transaction.
I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any
claim we may make.
All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us achieve our
goal.I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law or
interpol.So if you are interested,kindly get in touch with me with
the following informations.
1)YOUR FULL NAME/ADDRESS.
2)YOUR MOBILE NUMBER FOR EASIER COMMUNICATION.
3)YOUR FAX NUMBER/PHONE NUMBER.
4)YOUR OCCUPATION & AGE
YOU CAN REACH ME ON MY PRIVATE EMAIL (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To enable our further discussion about this transaction.
Thanks and God bless you.
Barrister Robert Peters (SAN)
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