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From: =?utf-8?q?JERRY=20ANDERSON?= <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2008 01:46:35 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: JOINT PARTNERSHIP VENTURE
Â¡Tengo nueva direcciÃ³n de correo!Ahora puedes escribirme a:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Attn MY Dear Urgent Business Proposal. I am Mr Jerry Anderson, the Director of Bill and Exchange at the foreign remittance Department of National Westminister Bank (Natwest Bank). I am writing to seek your cooperation over this business deal. In my Department, Idiscovered an abandoned sum of (US $40 Million US Dollars). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family in a plane crash that took place in Kenya, The account belongs to the Late DR.GEORGE BRUMLEY, a citizen of Atlanta, United States of America. Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin or business associate to come and claim his money because it cannot be released unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or business associate to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately, all his supposed next of kin or relation died along with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. You can read more about the crash on visitin g this site;http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/07/20/kenya.crash/index.html It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to your account as the next of kin or business associate. The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remains dormant after four years; the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request for your assistance and maximum co-operation as a foreign citizen is highly needed to release this fund. I will like us to share this money mutually on two equal halves between me and you . Please note that I donât have any asses to withdraw any cent from this money due to the money was insured by the owner DR. GEORGE BRUMLEY. I will indulge you at this point to understand that this is privileged information and must be strictly confidential. Please reply to this, Best Regards Jerry Anderson