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From: "henry thomas" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 16:28:47 +0000
Subject: reply fast
Foreign Operations Department,
BOA,bank of africa OUAGADOUGOU
I am Mr.Henry Thomas,one of the Directors in charge
of Auditing and Accounting section, HBZ Bank Ltd.in South Africa and
also Chairman of Investigating and Auditing
Department of this Bank.
With due respect and regard, I have decided to
contact you on a Business Transaction that will be very beneficial to
both of us.
During our Investigation and Auditing in this Bank,
my department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to one
Deceased Mr.Morris Thompson 61 years,of Fairbanks, Alaska America who
died on January 31st 2000
As the fund has been dormant in his account with
this Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his
family or relation because he did not indicate any next of kin to this
account incase of death such as this.
The amount is U.S $15.m
( FiFTEEN Million United States Dollars).As
it may interest you to know; I got your email
address when i was browsing on my
computers and my innermost mind directed that you the right person for
Meanwhile as a Senior Staff in this bank, and the
Director of Auditing and Accounting, I have in my possession all the
necessary documents to perfect this deal by making you the bonafide next of
kin/Partner whom this money will be transferred into his account.
I need your assistance and co-operation to get this
deal done. Because as a foreigner, you stand a better position
to be presented through documentation as the next of kin/Partner
since the deceased is also a foreigner.
I will not fail to inform you that this transaction
is 100% risk free. On smooth Conclusion of this transaction, you will
be entitled to 35%
Please, you have been advised to keep this "Top
Secret" as we are still in service and intend to retire from service
after we conclude this deal with you. And I assure you that this
transaction will not last more than 10 working days and you confirm the
money in your account.
I will be monitoring the whole situation here in
this bank until you confirm the money in your account. And ask us to
come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according
to percentages previously indicated and further investment,either
in your country or any country you advice us to invest in.I expect your
urgent reply as soon as you receive this message.
ANOTHER THING IN THIS KIND OF DEAL IS TRUST, PLEASE DO NOT LET ME DOWN.
YOU CAN IMMEDIATELLY REPLY ME THROUGH MY ALTERNATIVE EMAIL ADDRESS
Mr. Henry Thomas
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