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Mr. Peter Goodman
London, EC2M 6SB.
Direct Cell No: +44 702 4016525
Dear Friend ,
Do accept my sincere apologies if my mail does not meet your personal ethics. This may seem to be a complete intrusion to your privacy but I need to contact you.
I will introduce myself as the General manager Foreign Operations Department in the accounts management section with the ABN AMRO BANK here in London United Kingdom.I am seeking your cooperation to present you to my bank as the Next of kin to LATE ANDREA SCHRANNER. A German property Magnate Andreas Schranner, 64, his wife Maria, 62, their daughter Andrea Eich, 38, her husband Christian, 57, and their children Katharina, eight, and Maximilian, 10, all perished in the concord jetliner.
Please click here below for verification.
One of late Andrea Schranner's accounts with a closing balance of British Pounds 30,000,000 (Thirty Million British Pounds) has been dormant and has not been operated for the past years and this deposit will sooner become "unclaimed deposit" due to dormancy and therefore forfeited if nobody comes forward to lay claim of the deposit in the nearest future, as stipulated in the EU banking guidelines / rules .
From the investigations and confirmation, the owner of this account a foreigner by name Late Andrea Schranner's died on Monday, 31st JULY, 2000 in a plane crash with his family.
After going through the deceased records and files, I discovered that:
(1) No one has operated this account since August 2000.
(2) He died without a heir; hence the money has been floating.
If we do not act fast, it would be confiscated andforfeited. I have
secretly discussed this matter with the account officer and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with. We thus propose to do business with you, standing in as the next of kin of these funds from the deceased and funds released to you after due processes have been followed.
This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is a
legitimate and does not originate from drug, money laundering, terrorism or any other illegal act.
On your interest, let me have your favourable response by sending to me your full names, private/direct phone and fax numbers including your contact address. I must be reached only on my private contact details for confidential reasons.
Mr. Peter Goodman.