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Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 12:39:35 +0200
Subject: REPLY ME.
FROM:MR. ALPHA .K. OUMAR,
The Manager,Audit/Account Section
Bank Of Africa, (B. O. A).
How are you today? Hope all is well. Please be informed that I have decided
to contact you for a fund transfer transaction worth the sum of
US$9,300,000.00 into your reliable bank account as the sole NEXT-OF-KIN to
the foreign deceased customer of our bank (an International Billionaire
French Businessman) who was killed with his entire family by PLANE-CRASH in
Central England atmost 3 years ago. Since his death occured, no body have
show up as his next of kin for the claim because the account is untraceable.
Upon the investigation I carried out from his records, I found out that his
foreign business consultant who would have trace the account died earlier
before the deceased. Therefore, this is a confidential and sealed deal.
For the success of this transaction, you should apply and act as the only
existing NEXT-OF-KIN to the deceased which our bank will replace the
deceased account information through proper documentation in position of
your own account. This transaction is risk-free, it will never harm your
good reputation in your society because no one can trace the account, and on
the instant of the transfer of the fund into your account, the chapter of
this transaction will be closed entirely.
Note that in a business of this nature, the bank dont want to know your
difference between the deceased country, religion or believe because our
bank inheritance law is against that. So, it is a preference for us achieve
this success without any problem.
Please note down that once the fund get transferred into your account, you
will take 39% of the total sum while the rest will be for me as I will
arrange myself down to your country to take my share.
I need your urgent response and include your private telephone/mobile
numbers for easy communication.Please reply if you can be trusted in this
Mr Alpha K.Oumar,