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  Subject: APPEAL
  From: MR.AKIN MARTINS
  Date: 3/13/2003 11:30 AM
  To: rick@rickmcginnis.com

 FROM THE DESK OF:Mr Akin Martins
 The Branch Manager,
 Stallion Bank Nig Ltd,
 Idumota branch,
 Idumota,Lagos.

 Dear Friend,

 This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that
we have not
 yet met. The
 message could be strange but real if you pay some attention to
it.
I could
 have notified you
 about it at least for the sake of your integrity. Please accept
my sincere
 apologies. In
 bringing this message of goodwill to you, I have to say that I
have no
 intentions of causing
 you any pain.

 I am Mr Akin Martins , Branch Manager, Stallion Bank Nig Ltd. I managed to
 get your
 contact details through the Internet myself. Time is of the
importance and
 I am desperately
 looking for a person to assist me in this confidential business.

A Canadian
 oil
 consultant/contractor with the Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation,
Mr.
 Brad Fridel Sergio
made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit on January 6, 1999,
valued at
 US$2,500, 000.00 (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars), for twelve (12)
calender
 months in my
 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 contract
 employers, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that Mr.
Brad Fridel Sergio died
 from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found
out that he
 died without
 making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was
fruitless.

 I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr.
Brad Fridel Sergio did not
 declare any kin or relations in all his official documents,
including his
 Bank Deposit
 paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$2,500,000.00 is still
sitting in my
 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 Nigerian Law, at the
expiration of
4
 (four) years, the
 money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian 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. Brad Fridel Sergio 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 will
like 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 service of two
 lawyers for drafting and notarization 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 that you will provide will then facilitate the
transfer
 of this money to you as
 the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your
account for
 us to share 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 the Branch Manager guarantees the successful
execution
 of this
 transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via
the
 private email address
 below;

  akin5@lycos.co.uk
Upon your response, I
shall then provide you with more details
and
relevant
 documents that
 will help you understand the transaction.

 Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this
 transaction would be most
profitable for both of us because I shall require your
assistance to
invest
 my share in purchasing Agro-Allied machineries for mechanised farming.

 Awaiting your urgent reply via my email address.

 Thanks and regards,

 Mr Akin Martins.