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From: ROLAND Z BERSSON <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 00:40:09 +0200
Subject: Dr. ROLAND.Z.BERSSON
My name is Dr.Roland.Z. Bersson, I am member of Independent Committee of Eminent
Persons (ICEP), Switzerland.
ICEP is charged with the responsibility of finding bank accounts in Switzerland
belonging to non-Swiss indigenes, which have remained dormant since World War
II. It may interest you to know that in July of 1997, the Swiss Banker's
Association published a list of dormant accounts originally opened by non-Swiss
citizens. These accounts had been dormant since the end of World War II (May 9,
1945). Most belonged to Holocaust victims.
The continuing efforts of the Independent Committee of Eminent Persons (ICEP)
have since resulted in the discovery of additional dormant accounts -54,000 in
December, 1999. The published lists contain all types of dormant accounts,
including interest-bearing savings accounts, securities accounts, safe deposit
boxes, custody accounts, and non-interest-bearing transaction accounts. Numbered
accounts are also included. Interest is paid on accounts that were interest
bearing when established.
The Claims Resolution Tribunal (CRT) handles processing of all claims on
accounts due non-Swiss citizens. A dormant account of Hami Ramzy with a credit
balance of 15,800,000 US dollar plus accumulated interest was discovered by me.
The beneficiary was murdered during the holocaust era, leaving no WILL and no
possible records for trace of theirs. The Claims Resolution Tribunal has been
mandated to report all unclaimed funds for permanent closure of accounts and
transfer of existing credit balance into the treasury of Switzerland government
as provided by the
law for management of assets of deceased beneficiaries who died interstate
living no wills).
Being a top executive at ICEP, I have all secret details and necessary contacts
for claim of the funds without any hitch. The funds will be banked in the
Holland, London or Spain, being a safe for funds and we can share the funds and
use in investment of our choice. Due to the sensitive nature of my job, I need a
foreigner to HELP claim the funds. All that is required is for you to provide me
with your details for processing of the necessary legal and administrative claim
documents for transfer of the funds to you.
Kindly provide me with your full name, address, and telephone/fax. For the fund
to be transferred to a secure, numbered account in your name and country via any
of the corresponding banks in London or Spain, of which you will be capable of
accessing the funds gradually and transferring to your country and other banks
of choice in the world. My share will be 60 percent and your share is 40 per
cent of the total amount. THERE IS NO RISK INVOLVED. You can find additional
information about unclaimed funds through the internet at the following
www.swissbankclaims.com <http://www.swissbankclaims.com/> <
< <http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9902/09/germany.holocaust/> >
www.avotaynu.com <http://www.avotaynu.com/> < <http://www.avotaynu.com/>>
www.icheic.org <http://www.icheic.org/> < <http://www.icheic.org/>>
www.livingheirs.com <http://www.livingheirs.com/> < <http://www.livingheirs.com/>
www.wiesenthal.com <http://www.wiesenthal.com/> < <http://www.wiesenthal.com/>>
The Holocaust Claims Processing Office has put funds in Escrow awaiting
Submission of valid claims for necessary disbursement, I find myself privileged
to have this information and this may be a great opportunity for a life time of
Success without risks.
Thanking you in anticipation for your prompt response.
Please if you are interested on this let me know by writing me on this email; email@example.com