>>> Donald Osa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
10/02/02 09:34PM >>>
Mr. Donald Osa
Nigeria Development Bank,
Lagos Branch, Nigeria.
I am Mr.Donald Osa,Bank Branch Manager of Nigerian Development
I have an urgent and very confidential business
proposition for you.On November 6, 1997, a Canadian Oil consultant/contractor
with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr.Desmond Roberts
made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months,
valued at US$14,500,000.00 (Fourteen Million five hundred thousand
United States Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a Routine
notification to his forwarding addresses 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. Desmond Roberts 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 were fruitless.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr.Desmond
Roberts did not declare any kin or relations in all his official
documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This
sum of US$14,500,000.00 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 5 (five) 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.Desmond Roberts 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
which will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ
the service of two Attorneys 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 which 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
65% for me and 30% for you. Then 5% will be used to offset any
expenses incurred during the entire processing.
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. You can also reply via my e-mail. 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 your country.
Awaiting your urgent reply via my email:
email@example.com and not on any of the bank's telephone numbers
or emails as this is a private matter.
Thanks and regards.
Mr. Donald Osa
Dear Mr. Osa:
This sounds like a very interesting and exciting proposition,
indeed! However, Mr. Roberts was a Canadian and I am an American.
To convince all authorities that I am his next of kin I would
have to act like a Canadian. I already know some of the tricks
and can say "hey" all the time at the end of sentences.
I can even try to become enthusiastic about hockey, hey. Maybe
even curling, though that's a real stretch, hey.
But I really am quite uneasy about eating Tim Horton doughnuts
morning, noon and night. However, the money seems good, so maybe
I could get used to it. Unless somebody served up a steaming plate
of haggis!!! Finally, please advise whether Mr. Roberts was from
Montreal because I'd really rather not have to learn French, hey.