From: Halfax Bank <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2007 4:05:25 PM
My Name is R.S. an Auditor with a consulting firm. My firm has been contracted by Halifax Bank UK to assist sought out and track down over 110,000 owners of old and unused account worth over £44M in their bank http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2005300000-2007080336,00..html (please click on link for verification as published in the sun Tuesday 20 Feb. 2007). I am the chief Auditor in charge of this process with my firm. During our investigation I am privileged to have access to several of these dormant accounts. One particular account came to my attention. Information Regarding The Account of Bryan Pearce (Mr) a businessman who made a numbered fixed deposit for 48 calendar months, valued at One million five hundred thousand British pounds but now valued at One Million, Nine hundred and eighty nine thousand pounds seventy two pence (only) .What caught my attention was upon maturity several notices were sent but no response as regards the Account. However on careful and further investigation I discovered that the beneficial Mr Bryan Pearce had passed away; leaving no beneficiary. All investigation have met a deadend.
Be aware that an account in its second year of being dormant, no further statements are issued and interest is not credited to the account. The customer can only reactivate the account by contacting the bank or a next of kin contacting the bank Rules however apply to this type of account in the form of ownership and beneficiary designation, as specified on the account records. The bank cannot make representations as to the appropriateness or effect of the ownership and beneficiary designations, in the instance of a beneficiary being available and establishes contact.
The reason for my contacting you is for you to establish contact with the bank as the next of kin and beneficiary to these funds.
I want you to know that if you agree to do this I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. I have an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Mr Bryan Pearce, and make representations on your behalf, Be aware that after you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also fillin for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and probate in your favour for the move of the funds. first to an account to an account that will be provided by you. There is no risk involved at all in this matter, as we are going to adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents. Please endeavour to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall then share in the ratio of 50% for me, 50% for you.
Please do take time to think about my offer but make haste as we have limited time to carry out my plan. Please if you are not interested kindly delete as applicable for I can only spare three days from sending you this mail before I contact another person to help out.If you willing to proceed you can contact me on this email address for futher details.
Thank you for your time,
I await a favourable response from you.
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