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FROM THE DESK OF DR.MIKE WILLIAMS
BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER
BANK OF AFRICAN ,
I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of BANK OF AFRICAN. I got your contact address through internet net work search when searching for a good and reliable person that will assist me in this transaction.
In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $22,850,000.00 US( twenty two milllion eight hundred and Fifty thousand us dollars)in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who unfortunately died in the plane crash along with his family while travelling for Christmas holidays with Union Transport Africains Flight Boeing 727 in Cotonou, Benin republic on the December 25,2007.
You will read more stories about the crash on visiting this website
Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement 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 guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclamed after four year, the money will be transfered into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund.
The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
I agree that 70% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account and 30% will be for me: Note that you will take care of the expenses.
Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relations 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 in
the money will be remitted, and your id card, age and occupation.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application. 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 can contact me on the telephone numbers above +234807034234909 or you can reply on my bank email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER
BANK OF AFRICAN