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From: "Dave Bassett" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 05:48:10 +0000
Subject: NOTIFICATION OF BEQUEST
DAVID BASSETT AND ASSOCIATES LAW FIRM
25 bridge street,Staines
Middlesex TW10 8TP United Kingdom, London, UK
NOTIFICATION OF BEQUEST
FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION:
On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr.
I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned undelivered. I hereby attempt to reach you again by this same email address stated on the WILL. I wish to notify you that late Engr. Jürgen Krügger made you a beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of Seven
Million One Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD$7,100.000.00 ) to you in the codicil and last testament to his WILL.
Engr. Jürgen Krügger until his death was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers. He was a very dedicated Christian who loved to be involved in charitable projects. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life time.
Late Engr. Jürgen Krügger died on the 13th day of February, 2006 at the age of 80 years, and his WILL is now ready for execution.According to him this money is to support your humanitarian activities and to help the poor and the needy in our society. Please if I reach you this time
as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to enable me conclude my job.
I hope to hear from you in no distant time.
Yours in Service,
BARRISTER DAVID BASSETT ESQ.
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