Note: names have been changed to protect the innocent
FROM THE DESK OF MR ABUBAKA JIBIRIN
BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER
BANK OF AFRICA.
I am MR ABUBAKA JIBIRIN the bill and exchange manager at the foreign remittance department of BANK OF AFRICA.
I got your contact from the internet ,while seaching for an honest and trust worthy person, who will assist me to implement this transfer. l discovered the sum of Twenty Two million and five hundred thousand United States Dollars (USD22.5M) belonging to a deceased customer of this bank.
The fund has been lying in a suspence account without anybody coming to put claim over the money since the account owner late Mr Salla khatif from Lebanese , who was involved in the December 25th 2003 Benin plane crash. Here is the air crash website on cnn =
The said fund is now ready for transfer to a foriegn account whose owner will be portrayed as the beneficiary and next of kin to the deceased customer of the bank.
Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next if 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 as indicated in our banking guidlines and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.
The banking law and guidline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five years, the money will be transfered into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occassioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. I therefore soliciting for your assistance to come forward as the next of kin.
I have agreed that 40% of this money will be for you as the beneficiary in respect of the provision of your Account and services rendered, 55% would be for me while 5% will be for expencses incured during the cause of thIS transaction If the money is transferred to your Account from BANK OF AFRICA, I and my family in this transaction will proceed immediately to your country for our own share of the money.
I expect you to keep this business strictly confidential and secret as you may wish to know that I am Bank official.
Be rest assured that this business is 100% risk free on both side and every arrangement to transfer this money to the Account you are going to provide have been concluded provided we maintain the confidentiality and secreceirity involved.
Contact me on my email address I am looking forward for your prompt response.
MR ABUBAKA JIBIRIN,
N.S. asked "what do you need" and received this:
abubaka jibirin <email@example.com>
Dear Celibacy L. Bodhisattva
How are you and your family this Morning?I hope all is well.
Thank you for your mail and I am happy to share this transaction with you, but you must keep everything as top secret and very confidential.This is a business that require 100% absolute secret, it is a business that you donīt allow your right hand to know what your left hand is doing. Please are you capable to do this transaction with me.
Please understand that you and I myself, are to work as one team to inherit this fund, hence I am your insider in the bank as the transaction commence.i advise you to feel free with me for all is going to be well with us.
The deceased account holder with our bank was MR. Salla khatif from Lebanese who nationalised here in Burkina Faso for (16)years. He held account number No.BOA 4934109 with our bank.Who was involved in the December 25th 2003 Benin plane crash. with his family. Since his death, this account has been dormant and no body has applied to our bank for the release of this money to him or her as the next of kin.
I want you to arrange for a good receiving bank account into which our bank shall transfer this money in your favour as next of kin and you have nothing to fear since I am here,I shall be giving you all the developmental informationīs from the bank as soon as the transaction commence.
I know that you will not disappoint or let me down when this money enter into your account, I have all my hope in this transaction because I shall soon go on retirement, I am a simple banker whose credibility is still intact and with my maturity and understanding,I promise to give the best co-operation and we must hurry up with this transaction so that our bank and government shall not claim and inherit this money because it have over stayed in the bank.
There is no doubt about your eligibility as the legal next of kin to our deceased customer and owner of the account number NO.BOA4934109 with the following reasons:
(1.)Before the death of our deceased customer, his true next of kin was not indicated to the board of directors of the bank because of the top secrecy and confidentiality of the business which our late customer transacted with the various governments in West Africa.
(2.)Owning to his failure to indicate his next of kin to the officials of the bank, it is therefore impossible for the board of directors of the bank to verify the next of kin as well as the true heritor of the fund.
(3.)The deceased late MR Salla khatif from Lebanese , did not have,any relationships with our bank, he was only a customer to our bank. So there is no trace either now or in future.
(4.)And for the above reasons, the managements of the bank authorised me officially as the ,Bill and Exchange manager of the bank to verify the next of kin to our deceased customer. Therefore, the bank will always abide by my official directions through the official authorisation bestowed on me.
And for this reasons you have nothing to fear as your interest and identity will be legally protected.
As you know such a business will require international-transaction. So we both shall jointly combine our efforts financially in any expenses that shall incure in the process of this transaction.
Remember that 40% of this fund has being declared for you,in your assistance for providing an account where this fund will be transferred into and for all your effort, and all other incuring expenses in course of this transfering of this fund into your account.
My good brother i will like you to know that i work with this bank as the manager of Bill and Exchange department,so i came across this great opportunity when we where doing the last auditing last year,so i just decided to keep it within me and study it very well before carrying it out which i did for one year.
What i mean by my bank is the bank of africa where the fund is laying down in an account and i have access to his banking informations as my department is the department that make account to the bank,so we know about every customer's account here in the bank.
The bank i am refering to is my bank which is BANK OF AFRICA and it is all over the countries in west african,so it is a very big bank,so i will advice you not to put any atome of fear in this transaction as i have put everything in order to see that this fund hit your account once you apply for the release of the fund as the next of kin to the deceased customer which i will forward to you the text of application form,but before i will forward the application form to you,i will like you to know that there are expences that will occure in the process of this transaction which i am not capable to handle,so i will like to know from you if you are financial capable in handling this huge amount transaction as money will be involve to take care of the expences,so if you are financially capable in handling this deal,i will like you to give me the answers to these questions:
2.your marital status
4.if you are ready to keep the transaction as top secret as i do not want it to jeopadise or have my reputable immage dented
5.your financial capability in handling this transcation as money will be involve
6.your credibility and reliability as to avoid betrayal from you or seating on my share when the funds finaly hits your bank account
7.that all my instructions as an insider and as the initiator of the transaction would be taking for the betterment of a hitch transfer and also include your private telephone and fax number and endevoure to call me with the above indicated private telephone line as indicated above.your immediate response shall be most appreciated as the urgency of the transfer implies for we don't have enough time again to excute this transaction and also don't fail to call me for more explanation on this my private telephone line 00226 76 10 16 49 .
I await your urgent call.
your humble partner