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FROM HARRY WILLIAMS ESQ. Direct Tel: +44 703 174 7705 Direct Fax:+44 844 774 1196 REPLY VIA Private & secured email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Partner, I am Barr. Harry Williams ESQ, of Williams Chamber. My client Mr. Mike Hall, a business and real estate mogul made a numbered fixed deposit of 6 (six) calendar months, with a value of US$9 Million USD only with a financial institution. Upon maturity, I had sent to him several notices without response. A final Maturity Notice on his investment I had again sent early February and still no response from him. Furthermore, I sent a two-man delegate to His residence and official addresses as stated in his confidential file in my chambers, only to find out that the real estate Mogul and his family perished in the Tsunami disaster. A confirmation of his death you could read via the link below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/4153821.stm After further investigations, it was also discovered that Mr. Mike Hall did not declare any Next of Kin or Trustee to the deposited funds apart from his wife who also died in the disaster, including the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he visited my office that no one apart from his wife and I knew of his deposit in the bank. The said $9 Million USD is in the bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it, that I know for sure. According to the banking laws of the United Kingdom, at the expiration of Five year (5 year) without any transaction on the account, funds will confiscated mostly if nobody applies for the claim. I am proposing to you as a foreigner to stand as Trustee to the said funds but not Next of Kin as it could warrant unnecessary suspicion because you are never related to the deceased. Let's put heads together to see how we can transfer these funds out of this country and use it judiciously. I'll use my capacity as his Attorney to secure all necessary document(s) from the high court that will back you up as Trustee to my late client's deposited funds. All that is required of you for the moment is to send to me as soon as possible your full name(s), contact/forwarding address(s), your direct phone and fax number(s), your business or company name and contact details if any to enable me commence work immediately. I will also file in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approvals and most importantly a letter which will be presented to the bank as written by my late client after the deposit appointing you as his only Trustee to the funds. It will all be in your favour for the funds to be moved to your destination account. We'll endeavour to adopt a legalized method in the whole process thereby ensuring no risk. I am offering you 25% of the total sum for your assistance and partnership in this deal. It's negotiable, if it's not ok with you. Waiting to hear from you via my PERSONAL MAIL BOX: email@example.com Best regards, Harry Williams ESQ. Direct Tel: +44 703 174 7705 Direct Fax: +44 844 774 1196