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From: Barrister Dr.David Lugard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 17:10:10 +0100
Subject: COMPLEMENT OF THE SASON
My name is Barr. David Lugard, A PERSNAL ATTORNEY TO MR BOB GALLAGHER OF
UNITED STATE OF AMERICA .
I am pleased to inform you about my interest to use your Bank account
for a deposit of 45.5million with the Bank. It may surprise you,but just
give me your attention pls.
An AMERICAN mining consultant/contractor with Ghana mining and Natural Resources, made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve
calendar months,valued at US$45.5million (Fourty Five million five hundred
thousand Dollars) with the International commercail Bank of Accra Ghana since the year 2000.
Ever since then,a routine notification has been sent several times to
In 2003, I discovered from his contract employee, the Ghana mining and Natural Resources that my client is dead.
Unfortunately, was a victim of the AF4590 German Concorde plane that crashed in France.
On further investigation , the entire family was in the plane, and no
declaretion of inheritance on the deposit made to the Bank, as he
intend to invest in ASIA.
I have made several research since 2003 till this date, to
reach any of his relation or family member for claim, without success
to locate any of them, and the management of the International commercail Bank of Accra Ghana
PLC is planning to confiscate the fund by the end of this month
quarter, since the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum for many
I want you to stand in as the next of Kin to the deceased,for us to
save the fruits of the old man's labour before it get to the hands of
some corrupt selfish officials of the government of Ghana,whose interest
is to confiscate this fund within 14 days from now.
As soon as you consent to this request, I will start the process of the
neccesary documents to notarize the WILL and obtain the necessary
documents and letter of probate/administration in your favour
for the transfer of the fund to your Bank account.
You will receive; 40% of the total sum as compensation, base on your
good intention to help me secure the fund in your account. I would also
like to use 10% of the fund to raise a reputable charity home or
Foundation in the name of the deceased. My position here as the persnal
attorney guarantees the successful execution of this transaction.
Looking forward to your urgent anticipation to this offer and pls
provide me with your full information such as you telephone and fax
numbers to enable us discuss better.
I WILL LIKE YOU TO REPLY TO MY PRIVATE EMAIL