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FROM: Mr. Alphonsus G. Bernard Manager, Societe General Bank Clozel, Cotonou Bénin. I am Mr. Alphonsus G. Bernard, Bank Manager of Societe General of above address. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On August 26, 2002, a foreigner Oil consultant/contractor with the Agip Petroleum recieved from Agip petroleum the total sum of USD $20.5 million being partly for mobilisation fee for a new contract and for full payment for contract executed for Agip which has been comissioned. The foreigner Oil consultant instructed us that the money be deposited for six months period. At date of maturity I sent a letter of notification to his mailing address but got no response. At another date I sent his account officer only to discover that he was involved in the December 25th 2003 Benin plane crash. Please check below link for details: http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/index.html Further investigation revealed that he was not married and he left no will because he has no person left to mourn him. All effort through the Embassies to reach any extended families failed and we were told by the Embassy that his passport cannot be traced from the immigration office, meaning that he has been operating with a fake passport and also he did not declare any kin in his official document submitted to the bank. The USD $20.5 million is still in his account with the bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it and according to Benin Republic Law of 1978, at the expiration of 4 (Four) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Benin Republic Government if there is no deposit or withdrawal or if nobody applies to claim the fund. My proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to the deceased person, so that the fruits of this mans labour will not get into the hands of our corrupt governments. All arrangement to have the funds transfered to your account has been perfected and we are going to follow due legal procedure. A bank account in any part of the world, which you will provide, will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 70% for me and my colleagues involved, 25% for you and 5% to be put aside to cover any expenses incured in the processing of sercuring approval and payment of the total sum to your nominated account. There is no risk at all as all the paperworks for this transaction will be legally processed and my position as the Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country for 2 years upon my retirement, an agreement to be signed by both of us will be required to protect my investiment for the two years period before i come over to join you. If you are willing and capable of doing this business deal with us, send me immediately your private Email, Phone and Fax numbers so that we will discuss on areas the money will be invested and also my coming over to meet you for my part before we proceed. Awaiting your prompt reply Thanks and regards. Mr. Alphonsus G. Bernard ---------------------------------------- Upgrade your account today for increased storage; mail forwarding or POP enabled e-mail with automatic virus scanning. Visit our member benefits page at https://members.canada.com/benefits.aspx for more information.