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Financial Bank example 1
From: "jubril zaki" <email@example.com> Subject: Reply and call me please. Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 09:43:47 +0100 MR,JUBRIL ZAKI FINANCIAL BANK, COTONOU-BENIN REPUBLIC.
I AM MR. JUBRIL ZAKI, THE MANAGER, BILLS AND EXCHANGE AT THE FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT OF THE FINANCIAL BANK BANK COTONOU, I AM WRITING THIS LETTER TO ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND COOPERATION TO CARRY OUT THIS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN MY DEPARTMENT. WE DISCOVERED AN ABANDONED SUM OF $5,000.000.00 (FIVE MILLION DOLLARS) IN AN ACCOUNT THAT BELONGS TO ONE OF OUR FOREIGN CUSTOMERS WHO DIED ALONG WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY OF A WIFE AND HIS ONLY DAUGHTER IN AIR CRASH, ALASKA AIRLINE FLIGHT 261 ON 31ST JANUARY 2000.
SINCE WE HEARD OF HIS DEATH,NOBODY HAS COME FOR ANY CLAIMS AS NOBODY KNEW OF THE ACCOUNT.THE NAME OF OUR LATE CUSTOMER IS MORRIS THOMPSON,HIS WIFE'S NAME THELMAN THOMPSON, DAUGHTER'S NAME SHERYL THOMPSON,THE OWNER OF DOYON LTD, IN ALASKA. YOU CAN CONFIRM THE STORY FROM THE BELOW WEBSITE.
WE HAVE BEEN EXPECTING HIS NEXT OF KIN TO COME OVER AND FILE FOR CLAIMS FOR HIS MONEY AS THE HEIR, BECAUSE WE CAN NOT RELEASE THE FUNDS FROM HIS ACCOUNT UNLESS SOMEONE APPLIES FOR CLAIM AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO THE DECEASED AS INDICATED IN OUR BANKING GUIDELINES. UNFORTUNATELY, NEITHER HIS FAMILY MEMBER NOR DISTANT RELATIVE HAS EVER APPEARED TO CLAIM THE SAID FUNDS.
UPON THIS DISCOVERY, I AND OTHER OFFICIALS IN MY DEPARTMENT AGREED TO LOOK FOR A FOREIGNER WHOM WE CAN PRESENT AS THE NEXT OF KIN,AND HEIR TO THE FUND SO THAT THE FUND CAN BE PAID TO HIM SO THAT WE CAN SHARE IT WITH HIM BECAUSE IF NOTHING IS DONE SOON,THE FUNDS WILL BE RETURNED TO THE BANKS TREASURY AS UNCLAIMED FUND AND THE BANK WILL CONFISCATE THE FUNDS AND THAT WILL BE THE END.
WE HAVE AGREED THAT OUR RATIO OF SHARING WILL BE AS STATED THUS: 30% OF THE TOTAL MONEY WILL BE YOURS WHILE 70% WILL BE FOR ME AND OTHER OFFICIALS INVOLVED. INDICATE YOUR INTEREST BY A RETURN E-MAIL WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND PERSONAL PHONE NUMBER FOR EASY COMMUNICATION
NOTE ALSO, THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE BUT MUST BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL BECAUSE OF ITS NATURE.
I LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE. KINDLY CALL ME IMMEDIATELY YOU RECEIVE THIS MAIL THROUGH THIS MY PRIVATE TELEPHONE NUMBER: +229 97 981019:
Financial Bank Plc example 2
From: "MRS. Linda segbeya " <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 04:28:50
Subject: INVESTMENT OFFER
MRS LINDA SEGBEYA
FINANCIAL BANK PLC
COTONOU,REPUBLIC OF BENIN.
RE:TRANSFER OF ($13,780,000.00 USD) THIRTEEN MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS (URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL)
I have the honour and confidence to introduce you to this business in view of the fact that you are trustworthy and reliable. I am MRS.Linda segbeya. I work in the foreign payment department of continental bank (Cotonou, Benin.)
There is an account opened in our bank in 1990 but since 1996 nobody has operated on this account again. After a private investigation, I discovered that the owner of this account was the director general of SCOA S.A . A foreigner who has since died without LIVING a beneficiary to this account. My investigation proved to me also that nobody from the company knows about this account since the company has now become operational. The amount contained in this account is USD$ 13,780,000,00. It is my wish and intention to take this fund abroad for investment.
My colleague and I will need you to set up a new account for this transfer and send to us or you might send an existing account with no fund in it for us to use. We will use normal banking procedure to transfer the fund legally. I will bring my position and influence to facilitate this transfer immediately by legal means. What we request is absolute secrecy and confidentiality. And that you will never and never disappoint us when this funds has been transferred to your account. There is no risk to this business as I will follow the normal banking procedure.
When this fund is transferred to any account that you will provide. I will bring all the documents used in this process with me to be destroyed in your presence when I come over for my share. Sharing shall be 20% for you, 75% for me and remaining 5% to offset any expenses incurred by both parties because, in business every cent spent counts. Contact me urgently at Telephone No..........+229 985 577 .
MRS. Linda segbeya
Financial Bank Plc example 3
SO YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT FEDEX COURIER SERVICES IMMEDIATELY AND TELL THEM WHAT IS GOING ON. Wednesday, January 7, 2009 8:40 AM
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>To: email@example.com Attn My Dear ,
I have paid the fee for your cheque draft and i took it to the FINANCIAL BANK PLC to confirm it then the Manager of the Bank MR BENARD UGO told me that bef ore the check can get to you it will expire on the way and if it expired it wi ll become useless so He advice me to convert $1.5m (ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED T HOUSAND DOLLARS) into cash and pack it into the strong iron box and deposit i t in FEDEX EXPRESS DELIVERY COMPANY BENIN REPUBLIC to deliver it in cash to yo u.and i did it as he advice me because he is a banker he knows the durability of any foriegn check or draft.
I deposited the said package in the FedEX EXpress Delivey Company as an cotto n materials for secuirty reasons.This is the registration Number of your Packa ge Fed/122p/mtm/2007 Zip Code;0113388 so do not let the company to know the real contents of the package so that they can deliver it for you safely.I want you to contact the company immediately with the following informations though i give them your information but you need to reconfirm it for them.Below is t he required infomation you need to give them now,
1.YOUR FULL NAME AND HOME ADDRESS 2.YOUR PHONE AND FAX NUMBER 3.A COPY OF YOUR PHOTO 4.YOUR AGE AND MARITAL STATUS
All these things is needed from you now to submmit to the company for urgent d elivery of your package contains $1.5m Please contact the delivery company imm ediately and reconfirm your info to them to enable their agent locate you whe n he arrived in your country.This is the company contact info. Email;( firstname.lastname@example.org) DR.DAVID TANKO Director General FEDEX EXpress Delivery Company Benin Republic. Tel;+229 97545578 Please contact the company immediately you receive this email so that your pa ckage will leave tonight to be deliver to you.
Get back to me as soon as you receive your package from the company.
Regards FROM BARRISTER NGOZI CHUKWU Esq. SO YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT FEDEX COURIER SERVICES IMMEDIATELY AND TELL THEM WHAT IS GOING ON.
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