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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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From: Sir. Joseph L. Cook <>
Date: 14 November 2012 13:05
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Good day! Sir/Madam

Please pardon me as I am aware that this is not a conventional way of relaying such an important message such as this. I did try without success to locate either your contact address or fax number and as such, I resorted in contacting you via email.
My full name is Sir. Joseph L. Cook, I am a senior partner in the firm of Joseph & Cook LLP, London, United Kingdom, we are Private investigators,Security Consultants and Financial Managers and Fund Claims Counsel. We are conducting a standard process investigation/Recommendation on behalf of Investment Bank of West Africa Group (SCB), The African Investment Banking Conglomerate.
This investigation involves our client Mr. Earl  and also the circumstances surrounding his investments made with {EARL GROUP ENTERPRISES} and {INVESTMENT BANK of WEST AFRICA GOLD ACCOUNT} the Investment Banking arm of SCB. The SCB Private Investment my client died intestate and nominated no successor in title over the investments made with the bank amounting to over {US$5.3 Million} (Five Million Three Hundred thousand Dollars only)
The essence of this communication with you is to request that you provide us information/comments on any or all of the four issues as regards nominating you to inherit the fund left behind by this client.
Your answers and response's to the questions raised below will determine our recommendation to the {INVESTMENT BANK of WEST AFRICA} towards legally appointing you to inherit this investment fund after certified investigation has yielded results showing that there is no known relation of the deceased client.
1. Are you aware of your relation born on the 2nd of February 1951, who bears your surname whose last known contact address was Accra Ghana, in Western Africa?
2. Are you aware of any investment of considerable value made by such a person at the Investment Banking Division of {INVESTMENT BANK of WEST AFRICA}?
3. Can you confirm your willingness to accept this inheritance if you are legally and legitimately appointed?
4. Would you agree to donate part of this inheritance to charity if you are officially approved to stand as the inheritor?
It is pertinent that you inform us ASAP whether or not you are familiar with this personality and your interest towards the issues mentioned.
You must appreciate that we are constrained from providing you with more detailed information at this point. We will provide you with additional information upon receipt of your response.
Thank you for accommodating our Enquiry.
Sir. Joseph L. Cook
Address: Gresham St City of London
EC2V 7HN, United Kingdom
Fax: 44 7005-931-594
For: Joseph & Cook LLP
VAT No. 918579476
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