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From: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 03:37:05 -0800 (PST)
Subject: From Barrister William Goro
Â¡Tengo nueva direcciÃ³n de correo!Ahora puedes escribirme a:firstname.lastname@example.org
- From Barrister William Goro Head,MAX CHAMBERS legal house firm, C/ 706 MIANOTE BP 1147 Industriel Quartier des Elites,Cotonou-Benin Republic.Private Tel: +229 96 160257 Private Email:email@example.com. Hello Friend, I am Barr. William Goro, a solicitor at law,personal attorney to Late Mr Mark Trueg, a citizen of your country, who was a contractor and agent of SONACOP OIL Company in Cotonou Benin .On the 26th December 2003, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a plane crash Boeing 727 in a Cotonou after take off from Cotonou international airport in Benin Republic while traveling with his family to their country through Beruit line for new year celebration. In Which my client and his family unfortunately lost their lives in the clash. My client executed contract supply of Oil, Fuels and Bitumen valued at Sixteen Million USD Only. (US16,000,000 ) which was paid into his account before the untimely death. The Management of Diamond Bank has issued me a notice to provide the next Of kin or have the account frozen after certain period of time. I have made several enquiries here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I was motivated to contact you. I request for your assistance to stand as the next of kin to my late client to enable the bank release and repatriating the money left behind by my late client before the account get declared dormant and unserviceable or confiscated by the bank management as unclaimed fund. Now i am seeking for your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceed of this account valued at US$16,000,000 can be transferred into your account. Both of us shall benefit 50% shares respectively for our individual efforts. As the personal attorney to the deceased client, i am giving you the assurance that this transaction will be handled with maximum legitimate way, because I handled every legal documents of this contract supply and have all the necessary legal information or Documents that can be used to back you up for the claim. And these I must do to make sure that this fund is not wasted or end up in the wrong hands. All I require is your honesty, co-operation to enable us see this transaction through. Once more I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protectyou from any breach of the law, now the bank management had given me notice to present the accredited next of kin to the bank account, which you should understand that there will be no much interference provided that I as the personal lawyer to the account holder give you full legal recommendation. Therefore, Get back to me with the following information of yours for proper Identifications, and to prepared legal backup for this claim on your behalf which I should submit to the bank immediately. Your Full Name and Address, Your Age, Occupation and Position,Your Telephone Mobile and Fax Number for Communication Purpose. Thanks for understanding, waiting to hear from you urgently for more updates through my private email address as indicated. Best Regards,Barr.William Goro.Private -+Tel: +229 96 160257 Private E-Mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.