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Subject: FROM: Mr. Alphonsus G. Bernard

From: "Mr.BERNARD" <>

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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:

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

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

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