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FROM DESK OF THE MANAGER
Fidelity Trust Bank Plc LondonDear Sir/Madam
Let me start by introducing myself. I am Dr James Hord Manager of the Fidelity Trust Bank Plc London. I have an obscured business suggestion for you. I honestly apologize and hope I do not cause you much embarrassment by contacting you through this means for a transaction of this magnitude, but this are due to confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this medium.
Before the Israel and Lebanon war My client Rafik Bahaa Edine Hariri, was a Lebanese self-made billionaire and business tycoon, and was five times
Prime Minister of Lebanon (1992-1998 and 2000-2004), before his last resignation from office on October 20, 2004.and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Thirty
millions GBP Pounds Sterling only in my branch. Check out (www.hariri.info) for details about him and his death.Upon maturity several Notices was sent to him, even during the war early last month. Again after the war another notification was sent and still no
response came from him. We later find out that the late Rafik Hariri's family had been killed during the war in bomb blast by Syrian Minister and further
investigation is been going by the UN Government about
the killing ( http://www.hariri.info/rafik-hariri/photos-last-hours.asp) (http://www.hariri.info/rafik-hariri/photos-assassination.asp) find out details.
After further investigation it was also discovered that late Rafik Hariri did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank because he hope to invest the fund in Oil Business in Saudi Arabia. So, Thirty Millions
GBP Pounds is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration 3 years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Lebanese Government if nobody applies to claim the funds because the fund will be declared unserviceable. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr Rafik Hariri so that you will be able to receive his funds in your custody.
WHAT IS TO BE DONE:
I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. I have contacted an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Mr Rafik, all that is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full Names: and
Address:So that the attorney can commence his job. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also fill in for any other sequential documents
that will be requested by the Bank on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by you. There is no risk involved at all in this business as we are going adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents.
Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 70% for me, 30% for you. Should you be interested please send me your full details and phone/fax number and I will prefer you to reach me via my private E- mail(firstname.lastname@example.org ) or phone +447024069399 or +447031837517 and finally after that I shall provide you with more details of this operation.
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
Dr James Hord