Please do not be embarrassed by the content of this email. I know that an email of this nature would make anyone apprehensive, but I will like to assure you that I am sending this to you with the best of intentions. My name is Mrs Anne Collins. I am responsible for works associated with verification and confirmation in the internal audit department of a bank. My reason for writing to you, is as follows:
Few weeks ago someone wrote a claim application, requesting release of the proceeds of a customer's account that has been dormant in the bank. According to the application received, the claimant stated that the customer, a property magnate, his wife and their two Children died in the Air France concord plane crash bound for New York in their plan for a world cruise on the 25th of July 2000. He added, that since the account owner had died with his family he was writing the application as his relative who by the death has become
beneficiary to the proceeds of a dormant account the deceased held with my bank.
On receiving this application, I was immediately called upon to verify the claim and my investigation confirmed the death. See the website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm/
. The proceeds of the dormant account held by the deceased with our bank stands at 15,800,000.00 GBP and since this account had remained dormant for 5 years, the bank managment was compelled to freeze it last year in line with terms of service agreement. The terms and condition of service agreement of our bank states, that management shall freeze any account that stays dormant for 5 years and such account shall only be released upon indication by account beneficiary to resume banking operations with the bank. This is why I was directed by management, to look into the claim and my investigation which involved verification of
relationship between the claimant and the late account owner, revealed that they have no relationship.
On finding this out, I decided to keep it to myself because my revealing it to the management would give them the opportunity to finally convert the proceeds of this account to the bank directors use without making any attempt to locate a family member of the deceased account owner. I am expected to write a detailed report in which I shall inform the bank management of my findings and they cannot release the monies in the account unless I confirm, that the person who applied for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased is genuine. I therefore seek your consent to have you stand as next of kin to the deceased so that proceeds of this can be released in your favour as the true beneficiary. It may interest you to know that the report of my investigation findings shall determine who receives the fund. All documentations will be carefully worked out for
authentification of my report. I shall obtain an affidavit of oath which shall state, that I was led to you in the course of my investigation as the true relative of the deceased account owner and my bank will accept this because I have the mandate to locate any of the deceased relative. My report and sworn affidavit of oath shall therefore make you the legal beneficiary of this account proceeds.
There is no risk for you in this matter since I am the one the bank shall hold resposible for any mis-deeds and bearing this in mind, I shall adopt a systematic and careful measure in the process. Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all arrangements concerning this issue. When the fund is transferred to a bank account in your name, you shall secure it while we search for a relative of the deceased account owner. I know that if we find a relative of the deceased, we shall be compensated. You will also invest the fund for some profit, while we are searching.
Should you be interested in this project, please send me your full name, current residential address and direct telephone number. If by any means you are not interested in the matter, please discard this letter and do not tell a third party about it. Your earliest response will be appreciated.Please reply to my personal emails thus:
Thanks in aniticipation of your kind gesture.
Mrs Anne Collins
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