Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 01:23:22 +0100
From: "Dr. O.S Williams."
FROM THE DESK OF DR. O.S.WILLIAMS.
ECO BANK NIG.PLC.
BILL AND EXCHANGE CONTROL DEPT.
ATTN: THE CHAIRMAN.
RE: REMITTANCE REQUISITION.
This is after proper consideration that mail correspondence is most quick/ideal medium to reach you. As a matter of fact, I am Dr. Williams, a staff of the aforesaid department of this finance institute. My main purpose of contacting you is to seek your hand in business venture/investment. A German Mr. Wolfgang Schinister, 66 years of age, a prosperous Farmer and a contractor with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) deposited in our Bank the sum of $45.5 million here with us (Eco Bank Nig. PLC.) in a domiciliary account been his contract payment entitlement which he executed for (NNPC) his wife, Mrs. Helga Schinister was named as the NEXT OF KIN to the asset.
Unfortunately, the two couple died in accident as a result of recent plane crash involving concord AF4590 in Gonesse, France. For a very long time now major efforts had been made by the management of my Bank through the German Embassy in Lagos trying to contact at least any of the deceased Family/children but to no avail, as we were made to understand that the couple had no child owing to the skeletal information available to the Bank. It has so far been impossible to even reach any of their relatives since the incident. The only option left for my Bank is to declare the deceased account dormant and revert the funds to trading as buying part-share for the privatization of National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) on behalf of and in the interest of the Bank as agreed in the last meeting held concerning this issue.
However, I, and my few other colleagues in the office are not comfortable with this development hence, in order to avoid this, we now seek your consent and permission to quickly volunteer yourself and stand as a distant relative to Mr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Schinister, so that the funds would be released to you on behalf all of us. If this proposal is suitable to your acceptance,kindly demonstrate your gesture by contacting us immediately with your Private telephone and fax numbers respectively to enable us throw further clarification to you about possible actualization of this requisition. We are offering you 20% of the total fund for your general cooperation and understanding, for onward joint investment partnership in your company or else where depending on your expatriate advise and direction.
We will backup the transaction with legal documentation posing you as the Nest of Kin to the bonafide beneficiary,Late Mr. Wolfgang Schinister. This process will enable us transfer the fund into your bank account without any suspicion to come up. There is no need for further delay about this and as such, as soon as we confirm your consent about this declaring your willingness to participate/assist us achieve this noble goal, we shall commence processing the transfer of the funds to your favor and also will immediate resign from civil service work to join you in your country upon a successful conclusion of the transaction, to monitor our own share of the funds and its subsequent investment proceedings.
Is rest assured that we know what to do to get this done as this transaction is risk-free in nature, and we have before now, taken into consideration all necessary modalities to ensure a hitch-free transfer of the funds into a foreign account in our favor. For security reasons, I will advise you to respond to this email address: (email@example.com) for vality acceptance of your reply.
It is most vital that you maintain absolute confidentiality and utmost secrecy in order not to jeopardize the entire arrangement as to having the transaction actualized successfully because we have toiled and labored ceaselessly in the active civil service work and think now is the time for us to reap the fruits of our hard labor rather not to allow this opportunity sleep through our fingers.
I await your urgent reply.
Thanks and God bless you.