From: John Erskine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: BEST REGARDS TO YOU.
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2008, 12:32 PM
I am Mr.John Erskine, the accounting officer-in charge of the Private
investment section of the above named Finance house. I have decided to contact
you on a business Transaction that requires confidentiality, Trust and
transparency, where both of us have a lot to benefit, during my investigation
and auditing in the Accounts section, I came across a huge sum of money
belonging to a deceased person. Though I know that contact of
this nature will make any one apprehensive and worried, I am assuring you that
everything has been taken care of, and you have nothing to fear at all and i
would be very glad if you would allow me bring you to a clearer picture of
what is on ground, what we intend to do and how we intend to do it.
This enquiry involves a client who shares your surname. It was brought to my
knowledge that the aforementioned client died intestate and nominated no next
of kin to the title over investments made. We came to know of you via the
London. Global. Database.Center (L.G.D.C.) Hence i am making this contact. The
essence of this communication with you is to request that you provide me with
information on 2 KEY issues.
1. Are you aware of any investment of considerable value made by such a person
with any Private Bankers?
2 Can you establish beyond reasonable doubt your eligibility to assume status
of next of kin to the deceased?
He died in an air crash along with his wife on the 31st October 1999 in an
Egyptian airline boeing 990 with other passengers on board. You can confirm
this fact from the website which was aired by the BBC WORLD NEWS:
Since his death, none of his relatives or associates have come forward to lay
claims to his funds as next-of-kin, and on my own i have made concerted effort
to locate any of his relatives but all proved abortive. Based on the ethics
and policies of the bank,it would be declared unclaimed and taken to the
treasury of the bank as capital base of the bank, because already the account
has been tagged dormant because it has exceeded the normal functional number
We cannot release the funds from his account unless someone applies for it or
lays claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking
guidelines. Upon this discovery, I now seek your permission and assistance to
present you and have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased,so that the
funds can be released and transfer to you, as all documentations will be
carefully worked out by me for it to be released in your favor as the
beneficiary's next of kin, if not the members of the board of directors
utilise it for their personal aggrandisement. Because after six years as this
is the fifth year going it will be called back to the bank treasury as
unclaimed bills and shared amongst the directors of the bank, so it is on this
note i decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the next of
kin/beneficiary rather than allow the bank directors to share it amongst
themselves at the end of the year.
It may interest you to know that I have secured from the probate commission an
order of mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries. Please
acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business
endeavour by furnishing me with the following information if you are
1. A beneficiary name, in order for me to prepare the documents for transfer
in your name.
2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers...For our personal contact and for easy
communication between both of us.
Upon your acceptance I shall send you my identity for more confidentiality and
trust in each other as i shall trust you not to elope at completion.
If this proposal is acceptable by you, please endeavor to contact me
immediately. Do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you,
I await your urgent response.
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