OF MR.HENRY COOKS
BANK NIG. PLC(PHB).
Before I start, I must first apologize for this unsolicited mail to you. I am aware that this is certainly an unconventional approach to establishing a relationship, but you will realize the reason for my action after going through this email. I seek for your co-operation; I am Mr. Henry Cooks, I am the personal Accountant to late Engr. Rafik.
I got your impressive information after a conscious search for a reliable and matured mind that has all it takes to execute this project. I was elated when I saw your address, and I picked a keen interest with confidence to solicit for your help in executing this opportunity.
However, I was moved to contact you based on the present situationof this
opportunity, which I may say, is a God given offer.There was a foreigner who lived here in NIGERIA some time ago.
Mr.Rafik is a citizen of your country, who used to work with French oil major total, company here in, shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2004, Mr. Rafik, his wife and his three children were involved in a drastic car accident along Sagamu/Lagos Express Road. Unfortunately he and his three kids lost their lives immediately in the event of the accident, while the wife was taken to the hospital where she died three days later.
Their bodies were kept in the mortuary for five months, in order for the authority,to carry out a proper investigation on how to locate their surviving relatives.They have checked all available public files and embassies, but all their efforts had proved abortive, as they could not fund any of their relatives.
After these several unsuccessful attempts, no one has been coming for his account that he deposited with my bank (Plantinum Habib Bank Nigeria Plc).And due to the banking law and regulation of 1985, sub section 18d page 103 chapter 11 of constitution governing all banking policy, and in accordance to the banking decree 003 sub section 45 which stated that any deposited fund which remains unclaimed after the existing period of four years will be confiscated by the national treasury department as unclaimed
And this has brought too much agitation in our bank between boards of directors on how to declare this account unserviceable, base to the fact that the deceased has no next of kin.
After the meeting held by the executives of Platinum Habib bank with the personal attorney to late Rafik on 15th of February 2007, they have all agreed to extend the date to 15th of August 2008.
Consequently to this, I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before the national treasury department gets them confiscated or declare unserviceable by Plantinum Habib Bank Nigeria Plc Where the deceased have an account Valued at about Fifteen Million,U.S dollars (USD15, 000,000.00).
The bank has issued out a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated with in the next few weeks. Since no one has been able to locate their relatives for over four years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that this account valued at Fifteen Million,U.S dollars (USD15, 000,000.00) can be paid to you and then you and I Can share the money. All the necessary documents concerning this claim are with the Bank legal department.
All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legal arrangement/procedure that will protect you and i from any breach
of the law.
Do get back to me for further details. I would want you to get back to me on this email address which is my official email(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr. Henry Cooks.