Rims Merchant Bank Nigerian Limited,
I am Phillip Y. Akonbi the Senior Manager International Division of the branch; I am pleased to reach you with all due respect regarding an urgent/confidential business proposal, which requires your capability and reliability to execute this project with your maximum confidence and cooperation.
The source of this business is as follows, On 6th Feb 2002 an American Oil Consultant with one of the Oil companies Mr. Robert Rush Slott made numbered time (fixed) deposit for twelve calendar month, valued at US $15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million United States Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.
After six months, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contact address, that Mr. Robert Rush Slott died from an automobile accident. On further investigation I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempt to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Robert Rush Slott did not declare any kin or relations in all his officials documents, including his Bank deposit paperwork in Bank.
This sum of US $15, 000, 000.00 is still in our Bank and the interest is being rolled over with principal sum at the expiration of 2 (Two) 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 to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Robert Rush Slott so that the fruit of this old mans labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple; I will like you to provide immediately your full Name, Address and Bank details for the execution of this project.
Most importantly, we shall employ the service of an attorney to put you in a good stead as the next of kin this attorney will draft the notarization of the WILL and obtain necessary documents and letters of probate/administration in your favour for the transfer of this fund.
You can provide Bank account in any part of the world of your choice for the transfer of this money with the accrued interest to you as the beneficiary / next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you. Be rest assured of a hitch free transaction for all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the Attorney and my position as the Senior Manager, which guarantees the successful execution of this project.
If you are interested, please reply immediately via my private email address. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please observe utmost confidentially and be 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 response.
Prince Phillip Y. Akonbi
Please send further details of your confildential business proposal and your attorney.
I have a colleague with investment experience but he will require strong assurances.
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 02:26:19 -0800 (PST)
From: prince phillip akonbi <email@example.com>
Subject: FROM RIMS MERCHANT BANK .
Happy new year to you and your family and many thanks for your response.However, Like I said in my last mail to you, as the manager of the branch, i will perfect the deceased documents in the bank to reflect you as the next of kin, both the death ceertificate and other necessary documents will be forwareded to you, which you will official forward to our legal department for the proper documentation and subsequent release of the money to the account you will nominate. I will need your full personal data to enable me configure it in the master file and computer so that when you will apply officially to the bank,all your information will reflect in appropriate files and computers because for security reasons I will not like any other persons to know the details of this transaction. Finally,please for security reasons, use my personal e-mail as we have commenced work fully, and some other top officials in the bank can check this mail box.
Regards,Prince Phillip Akonbi