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Usual story. Dead foreigner, car accident.
Millions in the bank....
From: DR EDWARD SMITH
Date: 1 August 2003
Subject: Important Business
PRIVATE FOR YOU ONLY.
I am the manager of bill and computer at the foreign remittance
department of CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN). I am writing
following impressive information about you through one of my friends who
runs a consultancy firm here. He assured me of your capability and
reliability to champion a business but has no knowledge of this transaction
for security reason.
In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $ 10.5m US dollars (
Ten million five hundred thousand US dollars) In an account that
to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family
Three years ago in a plane crash.
Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his
next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release
it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the
deceased person as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately
we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relatives died
alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It
is therefore upon this discovery that I and tow other officials in my
department now decided to
make this business proposal to you and release the money into your
account as the next of kin or relation to the deceased customer for
safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we
don’t want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill for
after full four years, the fund will automatically be transferred into
The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money
remained unclaimed after four years, it will be transferred into the
treasury as unclaimed fund.
The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned
by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Nigeria be cannot
stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
We agree that 20 % of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in
respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10 % will be set aside
for any expenses incurred during the curse of transfer and 70 % would
be for me and my colleagues. There after I and my colleagues will visit
your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated.
Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as
arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin
of the deceased person indicating your bank name, account details, your
private telephone and fax numbers for easy and effective communication
and location where in the money will be remitted .
Upon receipt of your reply, I shall send to you a the text of
the application which you will forward to the paying bank introducing
yourself and at the same time instructing bank to effect the release of
the fund into your account. I must not hesitate to bring to your notice
that this transaction is hitch free on both side as the nature of your
business in not connected to this transfer, so you should not entertain
any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the
You should contact me immediately on email as soon as you receive this
message to indicate your interest and willingness to co-operate.
Trusting to hear from you immediately.
DR EDWARD SMITH
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