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----- Original Message ----- From: "Dr. Robert Ackroyd" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 3:44 PM Subject: PARTNERSHIP DEAL!
From: The Desk Of Dr. R. Ackroyd WP Thompson & Co 55 Drury Lane London WC2B 5SQ Dear Prospective Partner,I am Dr. Robert Ackroyd, a practicing lawyer and patent attorney and partner at WP Thompson & Co, London, United Kingdom.I am writing in respect of a French Citizen Who was a client of mine, in the person of Mr. Pereau, Jean-Louis who died together with his wife and entire children ( Pereau Clelia, Pereau Jean-Louis, Pereau Joelle, Pereau Sylvie, and Pereau Yves ) in a Plane crash on Monday 7th September 1998 GMT 14:22 UK while flying from New York to Geneva.Please refer to the link below for more information. http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9809/swissair.victims..list/index.htmlThe late Mr. Pereau, Jean-Louis, left in his bank account the sum of Fifteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling (Ј15,500,000.00) and nobody will ever come for this money because he died with his entire family.I am the only person that is aware of this money since Mr. Pereau, Jean-Louis did not at that time provide his bank a next of kin to inherit his money apart from his wife and children who also died in the plane crash.As it stands, the fund is lying in the bank with no one to stand as the benefactor to the funds.The good thing here is that on the account opening details, he stated that his attorney should be contacted in case the need arises for a change of next of kin, so his bank is aware that as his lawyer, I will have to present his will to the bank before the funds can be released to anyone whose name will be written on the will as the next of kin/beneficiary to his funds.The Bank is seriously requesting that I present to them the name of the beneficiary to the funds.All documents are in my possession, and I need you to work with me by means of me presenting you to the bank as sole benefactor to the funds of late Mr. Pereau, Jean-Louis.Do realize that, this is a risk free venture and all I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction through.This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.I will give you 40% of this entire fund because of your anticipated financial contribution while the remaining 60% shall be for me and other stake holders.I hope to get a favorable response from you so that I can provide you with the bank details and other relevant documents needed by the bank after I would have presented your name to the bank as the next of kin to late Mr. Pereau, Jean-Louis.Please, be informed that as soon as a new account is activated for you in the bank where the Ј15,500,000.00 is domiciled, the funds will then be transferred to your account co-ordinates in your country of residence or at any destination of your choosing.Upon receipt of the total funds, you will then be instructed on how and where to send our share.However, If this business proposition offends your moral values, do accept my apology but if the reverse is the case, you should then provide me with the below information to enable me prepare documents which will legitimize you as sole benefactor to the funds of late Mr. Pereau, Jean-Louis.Below are required informations we need to enable me prepare documents which will state you as sole benefactor to the funds of Mr. Pereau, Jean-Louis.1. Your full names 2. Your mailing address 3. Direct phone contact 4. Fax number 5. Occupation 6. Marital Status 7. Your next of kin8. Your scanned international passport or drivers license for proper identification.MY PROFILE: Dr R. ACKROYD, CPA, EPA, RTMARobert Ackroyd is a graduate of Durham University where he obtained BSc and PhD degrees. He joined the intellectual property profession in 1978, qualifying as a UK Chartered Patent Attorney in 1982 and a European Patent Attorney in 1983. He is also a UK Registered Trade Mark Agent, a Professional Representative before OHIM in trade marks and designs and a Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys. He handles a wide range of intellectual property cases, including chemical and non-chemical patents, as well as trade marks and designs. He is a contributor to the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys’ Guide to the Patents Act (“Black Book”) and has for many years been a member of CIPA’s International Liaison Committee. This has involved his being a member of CIPA delegations to its counterpart professional bodies in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Malaysia, as well as assisting in welcoming delegations to the United Kingdom. He regularly visits Asian countries represen!ting W P Thompson & Co and attendsI must use this opportunity to implore you to exercise the utmost indulgence to keep this matter extraordinary confidential, whatever your decision, while I await your prompt response..Best regards, Dr. R. Ackroyd WP Thompson & Co 55 Drury Lane London WC2B 5SQTel: +44-7624-199-035.