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From: James Dale
Private Email: email@example.com
Subject: Inheritance Fund
Date: June 30th, 2007.
I apologize if the contents hereunder are contrary to your moral ethics,
but please treat it with absolute secrecy and personal courtesy. I am
James Dale an Auditor in a commercial Bank, in the process of auditing our
bank accounts this quarter, I and one of my colleagues recently discovered
that there is a dormant account valued at the sum £10,000,000.00 (Ten
Million British Pound Sterling) and after due verification of this account
we discovered that the account owner is late and that is why the account
has been dormant and as such a £10,000,000.00 has been lying in the bank
The idea of presenting a foreigner to act as his next of kin came into our
mind, as you know the said deceased is a foreigner as well. Hence, that is
how and why we have contacted you to present you as his next of kin, so
that the £10,000,000.00 will be paid to you and we can both disburse the
fund according to the percentage we will agree upon.
In view of this, I am seeking for your co-operation and understanding to
stand as the next of kin to our deceased customer, to enable us claim the
fund from my bank.
Hence, if this proposal is OK by you and you do not wish to take undue
advantage of my trust, then I hope to bestow on you. Please kindly get
back to me immediately. Please kindly get back to me immediately only
through my personal contact email; firstname.lastname@example.org
On getting your response, we shall agree on the percentage ratio on which
we shall disburse the £10,000,000.00 between us, as we intend to invest
part of our own share in real estate or any lucrative business in your
country, and we would appreciate if you can put us in the right part where
we can invest our own share in your country. I will not contact any person
or company until I hear from you, so as to enable me decides on what to do
Be rest assured that this business is 100% risk free.
We wait for your prompt response.
NB: PLEASE NOTE THAT IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU ARE NOT RELATED TO MY LATE
CLIENT OR NOT; THE FUND WILL STILL BE PAID TO YOU, SINCE I AM PRESENTING
YOU AS HIS NEXT OF KIN.
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From: "James Dale" <email@example.com>
Subject: [SPAM] Inheritance Fund
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