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From: Dr. Steve Martins, Manager, Credit and Foreign Bills, Zenith International Bank Limited, Lagos-Nigeria. Private E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org My name is Dr. Steve Martins,the Manager Credit and Foreign Bills,Zenith International Bank Limited of Nigeria. I am writing in respect of a foreign customer of my bank Mr. Andreas Schranner, a German National, a property magnate, made a series of (Fixed) Deposit, valued at $15,500,000.00 (Fifteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) for twelve calendar months with account number 14-255-2004/zib/t. Upon Maturity, we sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no response. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his company that Mr. Andreas Schranner was aboard the ill fated AF4590 plane, which crashed Monday, 31 July, 2000 into the Hotelissimo. Since the death of Mr. Andreas Schranner, I personally have watched with keen interest to see his next-of-kin but all has proved abortive as no one has come to claim his funds of US$15.5M (Fifteen Million,Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), which has been with my bank for a very long time. On this note I decided to seek for whose name shall be used as his next-of-kin as no one has come up to be his next-of-kin. In view of this, I got your contact through my country's foreign trade mission after I was convinced by providence that your name could be used as his ext-of-kin.The request of the foreigner as a next-of-kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that Mr. Andreas Schranner was a foreigner and a Nigerian cannot stand as his next-of-kin to a foreigner. I agreed that 30% of this money will be for you as a foreign partner in respect of providing a new bank account/support or we can use your old account information, while the rest will be for me, thereafter, I will visit your country for disbursement as I am almost due for retirement. Therefore, to facilitate the immediate transfer of this fund to your account as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as a relation to Mr.Andreas Schranner indicating your private telephone number, and fax numbers for easy communication and the location where the money will be remitted. Upon the receipt of your reply, I will send you by fax or e-mail the application and the next step to take. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this business is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fear, as the whole required arrangement has been made for the transfer. You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter. Trusting to hear from you. Your respectfully, Dr. Steve Martins. ____________________________________________________________________________ Free Email account with 1GB of storage. www.pranam.in