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From: James Peters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 00:45:46 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Good Day......
It is with great honour and priviledge that I write you.I am
Mr.Essin James Kuffo,age;34 years and a junior bank staff of the
treasury department,International commercial bank Ltd,Accra,Ghana which is one
of Ghana's leading retail bank withover 30 branches scattered across
Ghana.I humbly solicit for your confidentiality in what I have to tell
you as my good findout in my department.
Every five years,Ghanian banks transfer to its treasury millions of
dollars of unclaimed deceased depositors funds in compliance with the
banking laws and guidelines, in majority of cases with referece to all
retail banks in Ghana, the money normally runs into several millions of
dollars.A national of your country,late MR.HERBERT ARTHUR, was a Gold
Investor/Contractor with Ghana Trade and Investment Corporation and
died in October 2005 as a result of his diagnosed cancer.He had a
closing balance of $4,375,640(Four Million,Three Hundred and
Seventy-Five Thousand,six hundred and forty dollars) .Since his
death,the bank hasbeen expecting a next of kin to him to come and claim his money in the bank but up till this time of writing no next-of-kin of relative of
the deceased has come forward to claim his money with us.Thus,I bent on
searching through the internet to see if I could locate any of the
deceased relatives and on one of such searches,I saw your email address
and I decided to seek your consent to act as next of kin to the deceased
since you bear the same last name with him. However,as an insider,I
will guide you on how you proceed to enable you claim the money as your
inheritance fund and it will be transferred into your account.
On the comfirmation of the money in your bank account,I shall
proceed on applying for my annual leave to procure a visa so as to come
to your country to collect my own share of the money which I will
invest in a profitable business venture in your country and I will
rely on your advice.
Once you are to do this transaction please kindly reply me back at
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