From: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 9:17 PM
Desmond Tede Headquarters,
First Bank of Nigeria Plc.
For the attention of: The managing director.
Compliment of the day and how is life generally with you? Of course it is my humble wish to solicit and crave your indulgence to make this project request for a joint business transaction which I hope will not come to you as a surprise, hence I plead for your pardon.
I am Tede, the manager in the headquarters of first bank of Nig. Plc. Lagos. I have an urgent and confidential business proposal for you.
On June 6, 1997, an Australian oil consultant/contractor with via National Petroleum cooperation (NNPC) Mr. Peter Bush made a numbered time (fixed) deposit for twelve calendar months valued at US$18,000.00(Eighteen Million US Dollars) in my branch.
On maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarded address but got no reply after months we send a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employee (Nigeria national petroleum Corporation) that Mr. peter Bush died from an Automobile accident. On further investigation, it was clear that he died without making a will. All attempts by the Australian to trace his next of kin were fruitless.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Peter Bush did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents including his deposit document in my bank. The total sum US$18,000,000.00 is still in my bank as dormant account. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Nigerian banking law, after five years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government. If the account owner is
certified death and nobody comes forward to claim it.
This is the situation, and my proposal is that I am looking for a foreigner who will stand in as the beneficiary/next of kin. This is simple.
All you have to do is to immediately send me the details of a bank account anywhere in the world, your address, your telephone and fax numbers for me to arrange payment of the money in your favour as the relation of late Peter Bush who died in an auto crash in Nigeria and the money will then be paid to you legally for us to share in the ration of 60% for me 30% for you while the remaining 10% will be set aside for expenses re-imbursement.
After the proper legal documentation for the payment of the money in your name, it will be paid to you by a Security company either in Nigeria or in another country outside Nigeria.
There is no risk involved. I am using my position as the bank manager and connection in the bank here to arrange the payment in your favour as the relation of Late Mr. Peter Bush. We shall employ the services of an attorney to obtain all necessary documents and letter of administration in your favour for the payment. This transaction is risk free guaranteed. If you are interested, please reply immediately through my confidential email address or call me for discussion as you receive this mail and be rest assured that this transaction could be most profitable for both of us. Please do not expose this deal if you are not interested because if you do, it will take me out of seat.
I am awaiting your urgent reply