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I am Dr Charles, Branch manager of a certain bank in Accra Ghana. I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you,I don’t want this message to look stupid to you,kindly disregard it if it is not of your interest.
On December of 2003, an Oil Consultant /contractor with the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Patrick Bartolucci made a numbered time (fixed) deposit for twelve calendar months valued at US$36.5M (Thirty six million five hundred thousand USD) in my branch.
On maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and then finally discovered from his contract employers, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation that Late Patrick had been died with his families in air crash.
On further investigation, I found out that :-
a) He has no other living declared relative
b) He had died intestate (without making a will)
Accordingly, all attempts to trace a next of kin has been fruitless.
I persisted in my investigations and discovered that there had been no declaration of any existing individual or organization as beneficiary in the event of death or disability in his official documents.
Consequently, the above mentioned sum US$36.5 Million (with interest accruing thereon) is still sitting in his account and I have therefore declared it dormant to remove it from the purview of some of our auditors.
However, Ghana law stipulates that in the event of any such condition occurring, the funds will revert to the custody and ownership of the state at the expiration of 3years and 6 months without any claims.
This currently is the situation and I am looking for any foreigner who will stand in as the next of kin to the late Patrick. A bank account abroad will then facilitate the transfer of the funds to the beneficiary/next of kin.
This is simple as all you have to do is to immediately send me the details of a bank account anywhere in the world for me to arrange the proper money transfer paper work. The funds will then be paid to this account for us to share. I consider 15% of the total funds a fair share to you.
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by me a registered lawyer of the bank using our position and connection in the bank. We shall employ the services of an attorney to obtain letters of administration and all necessary documents to give this transaction the coat of legitimacy it deserves.
I hereby state that this transaction is guaranteed and you may contact me via email for now. You are please advised to observe utmost confidentiality and secrecy as you are well aware of the nature of this our transaction.
Awaiting your urgent reply. Thank you and best regards
My private email address: email@example.com
Dr Charles Mensa.