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London Stock Exchange
10 Paternoster Square
London EC4M 7LS
I work with the investor's centre of the as the Head of Real-Time Data,
London stock exchange (LSE)
The LSE for some years now, have been dealing with some unclaimed shares and
dividends running to the tune of 10 Million Pounds and recently my boss as at
that time secretly decided to sell it off with the intention that the two of us
will make use of the fund for investment outside the stock house.
In the last quater of 2008 fiscal year, All-Share Index of the London Stock
Exchange (LSE) rose sharply by three per cent a which resulted the rise of the
heavily capitalized stocks and majority of other stocks traded on the floor.
An American investor indicated his interest and has paid for the unclaimed shares in Dollars and the cash
has been received and saved at Citi Bank here in London but unfortunately, my boss passed
away some two months ago and the family has read his last testament (WILL)
without mentioning anything about this cash left in the bank escrow account. So at this point,
I was the only person that knew about this deal and where this money is, but
since I could not do it alone.
I contacted the wife of my late boss and told her all that transpired while her
husband was alive and I was the only trusted partner who knew about this money
because of this, she has given me the go ahead to make sure I get a trusted
person overseas who will receive this fund and share it so that, her family will
make use of their own share of the money to complete her husband's intention
and his soul will rest in peace.
The total amount in Dollars is US$18,000,000.00 and this amount is still
available in an escrow account of a commercial bank here in London. Indicate your interest by sending
your full contact details (full name, home address, cell phone) via my private
email. I will send you my telephone number upon your response.
You will be given 35% of the total sum.Your co-operation is highly expected to help this
widow and her children through their academics.
Timothy N. Briggs
Head of Real-Time Data
London Stock Exchange(LSE)