Business Proposal

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Estate Managerial Office

African Development Bank

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I am Mr. Leonard Arabellaa staff member of ADB. Bank of South Africa.

I have an urgent and very confidential business proposal for you; An American Gold consultant with the South African Solid Gold Corporation, Mr. Alan Williams made a numbered time fixed deposit for twelve calendar months. This was valued at fourth million five hundred U.S. dollars in our branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his employers that Mr. Alan Williams who died along with his entire family in a plane crash some years ago. On further investigation, I found out that in his will he left a message that the inheritor of his estate should not forget about charity, however Mr. Alan did not leave a name in this will. I then tried to contact family/friend/colleagues and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Alan Williams did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents, including his bank deposit paperwork in my Bank. The sum of US$40.500.000 is still sitting in our Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Laws of Republic OF South Africa, at the expiration of 7 (Seven) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the South African Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Alan Williams so that the fruits of this old man’s labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple, I want you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting and authorization of the will and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer.

A bank account in any part of the world will be required of you to facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for disbursement between us in the ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and my position as a prominent official of ADB guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via the contact numbers above.

Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please send me your confidential telephone fax numbers for easy communication. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us as I shall require your assistance for further investment of my share in your country. Awaiting your urgent reply via my confidential contact details, you can contact me at all times.

Best Regards

Mr. Leonard Arabella