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From: "eze chris" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 10:06:13 +0100
Subject: Dear Sir/Ceo,
BARRISTER CHRIS EZE CHAMBERS,
LEGAL PRACTITIONER AND PUBLIC NOTARY &
HIGH COURT REPRESENTATIVE
SUITE 202 OMEGA PLAZA, APAPA
It is obvious that this proposal will come to you as a supprise. This is
because we have not met before but I am inspired to sending you this email
by the huge fund transfer opportunity that will be of mutual benefit to the
two of us.
However, I am Barrister Chris Eze,the personal Attorney to the late
Engr.Steve Moore a national of Isle of Man in UK, who used to work with
Shell Petroleum Development Company(SPDC) in Nigeria. On the 21st of April
1996, my client,his wife And their three children were involved in a car
accident along gamu/Lagos Express Road.
Unfortunately they all lost their lives in the event of the accident, Since
then I have made several enquiries to several Embassies to locate any of my
clients extended relatives,this has also proved unsuccessful.After these
several unsuccessful attempts,I decided to trace his relatives over the
Internet to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I
I contacted you to assist in repartrating the money and property leftbehind
by my client,I can easily convince the bank with my legal practice that you
are the only surviving relation of my client. Otherwise the Estate he left
behind will be confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this
huge deposits were lodged.
Particularly, the Bank where the deceased had an account valued atabout $27
million U.S dollars.Conseqently,The bank issued me a notice to provide the
next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official
working days. since i have been unsuccesfull in locating the the relatives
for overseveral years 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
$27million U.Sdollars can be paid to your account and then you and me can
share the money. 55%to me and 40% to you,while 5% should be for expenses or
your government may require.Your information such as below:
1.your full name
5. Date Of Birth.
As a barrister of high standard, I have all necessary legal documents that
can be used to back up anyclaim we may make. All I require is your honest
cooperation to enable us see this deal through.
I guarantee that this will be executed under alegitimate arrangementthat
will protect you from any breach of the law.Please get in touch with me by
enable us discuss
Barrister Chris Eze(Esq)