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|FROM THE DESK OF Mr, Musa Asam.
Bill and Exchange Manager.
BANK OF AFRICA.
COTONOU REPUBLIC DE BENIN.
I am Mr, Musa Asam. The manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of Bank of Africa. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of US$16.5M (Sixteen million, five hundred thousand US dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in August 17, 1999 at earth quake in Izmir, Turkey. Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his balance money that is in our bank we cannot release the money unless some body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines and laws but unfortunately we learning that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him in the earth quake leaving nobody behind for the claim.
It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and for the bank to release the money to you if you will follow up my instructions to be the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement of the money since nobody is coming for it and I don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.
The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after TEN years,the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and an indigene cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. I agree that 45% of this money will be for you as respect to the provision of a foreign account, 5% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 50% be for me. Thereafter, I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage indicated. Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where the money will be transfer to you.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or e-mail the TEXT of APPLICATION FORM which you shall re-fill in with your receiving bank account Informations and Apply to our Bank. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.
You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this mail.
Trusting to hear from you immediately.
Yours truly, Mr. Musa Asam.
N/B: CONFIDENTIALITY IS HIGHLY NEEDED IN THIS BUSINESS SINCE MY HOPE IS IN THIS MONEY.