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2013.08.21(Wed) ライティング




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Firstly, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction; this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and worried, butI am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day.


  • by virtue of:〜の力で、おかげで
  • solicit:懇願する
  • apprehensive:不安な、(相手の表情を)気遣った

Let me start by first introducing myself properly to you. It may surprise you receiving this letter from me, since there was no previous correspondence between us. My name is Bar. Alphonse Akpoto,Esq a personal Attorney to Late Mr.
Allen Sasaki.My purpose of contacting you is for you to help secure the funds left behind by my late client, to avoid it being confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank where this fund valued {$5,500,000,00} Five Million Five Hundred Thousand deposited by my client before his death.The Bank has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin or the account will be declared unserviceable and the fund diverted to the Bank treasury, So far all my efforts to get a hold of someone related to my client has proved abortive. Hence, I have contacted you. I am actually asking for your consent to present you to the Bank as the Next of Kin/beneficiary of my late client’s fund, since you have the same last name, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to your account.

・Let me start by first introducing myself properly to you:最初にきちんと自己紹介させてください


・there was no previous correspondence between us:以前にメールのやりとりがない


  • my late client:最近亡くなったクライアント
  • confiscate:押収する
  • next of kin:近親者
  • issue me a notice:知らせを出す
  • get hold of:〜に連絡をする、〜を理解する


The intended transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and me from any breach of the law. However, if this business proposal offends your moral ethics, do accept my sincere apology. If on the contrary you wish to achieve this goal with me, kindly get back to me with your contact details and indication of interest so I can advice you further on this.

Very truly yours,

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Shin Sasaki
Shin Sasaki
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