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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Re Enquiry

From: Don Newport -

My name is Don Newport

I work with the mining finance debt. of Standard Bank of London.

I am contacting you concerning a deceased customer regarding an investment he
placed under our bank management some years ago. I would respectfully request
that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity
of the Information that comes by as a result of this mail.

We are contacting you independently of our investigations and no one is
informed of this communication. I would like to intimate you with certain facts
that I believe would be of interest to you. We had a foreign customer who
deposited a huge sum of money with our bank, who was later declared dead of a
heart attack in Cannes, South of France.

Before his death, he had with our bank the sum of US$26.5M (TWENTY-SIX MILLION
FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED SATES DOLLARS). Immediately after his death our
bank immediately launched an investigation into possible surviving next of kin
to alert about the situation and also to come forward to claim his
estate/funds. If you are familiar with private banking affairs, those
who patronize our services usually prefer anonymity, but also some levels of
detachment from conventional processes.

In his bio-data form, he listed no next of kin. In the field of private
banking, opening an account with us means no one will know of its existence,
accounts are rarely held under a name; depositors use numbers and codes to make
the accounts anonymous. This bank also gives the choice for depositors of
having their mail sent to them or held at the bank itself, ensuring that there
are no traces of the account and as I said, rarely do they nominate next of
kin. Private banking clients apart from not nominating next of kin also usually
in most cases leave wills in our care, in this case; the deceased died without
a testate.

In line with our internal processes for account holders who have passed away,
we instituted our own investigations in good faith to determine who should have
right to claim the estate. This investigation has for the past months been

On this note, I and some officials who prefer not to be mentioned would want
you to apply to this bank as the next of kin.

We have earmarked a commission of 30% of the total amount for you. A further 5%
will be set aside to cover expenses on both sides, which will include expenses
incurred in processing this claim. The remaining 65% will be ours. We want you
to know that this business is hitch free and that you should not welcome any
fear as the whole required arrangement has been made including all the entire
legal documents.

I will advise you to please contact me on this Email: as soon as you get this email for further

As soon as I get your response I will forward you my contact telephone number
for easy communication.

Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you
this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know
within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches
never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learnt
from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence.

If we can be of one accord, I assure you that you that everything will be fine.

I await your prompt response.


Mr. Don Newport
Direct Line: +44 70457 22324

I hope to hear from you in no distant time via email address: