I can't believe there still running this scam. Last I heard over 12 months ago was Scotland Yard was investergating them. They dont seem to have got very far,
FROM: PETER OJEIFO
UNION BANK PLC.
40 MARINA STREET,
I know that this email will surely come to you as a
surprise, but I will crave your indulgence to view it
seriously and I apologise, but I hope that it will be
a welcome surprise. Before I run out of steam, I will
like to introduce my self and go straight to the
My name is PETER OJEIFO, a banker. My primary reason for writing to you
is to seek your partnership/assistance in a business transaction. I
need your partnership and assistance because of the following reasons:
a. It is practically impossible for me to carry out
this business alone.
b. You live in a foreign land far away from mine. This
should normally not be a requirement, but when you understand the
transaction then you will understand why it is important that you live far
away from me.
c. The amount of money involved in this transaction is
US$18,500,000.00, which is too much for a man of
modest means like my self to handle in my country.
I believe from my few points above, you can begin to
get an idea why I need your participation.
Let me give you a brief rundown of the source of the money,which is the
basis of this business I am proposing. Before I became a deputy
years ago I used to be Accounts Officer to some
special corporate customers. One of these very
important customers of our bank (Union Bank PLC) was
Engineer Martins Brando Arnold an American citizen, who
had spent most of his years before his death working
in Africa and mostly in Nigeria. He died in a plane
crash in 1996 in Nigeria.
This money belonged to him, Technically speaking now,
it belongs only to his name. The money is payment he
received for a contract he executed on behalf of the
Federal Ministry of Works and Housing for the
government (Installation of Pipelines in Warri
My reason for deciding to carry out this transaction
is that Engineer Arnold did not mention any next of kin in any of the
documents held by the bank for the number of years he had banked with
us. Since 1996 we have searched for any body that could be related to
late Engineer Arnold all to no avail.
I was mandated by the bank to search for a relation of
late Engineer Arnold and I did this from January 1997
to December 2001 after which the search was called off
in the belief that soon a relative may turn up to
claim his estate.
Nevertheless, as it is, there is no relative.
Now, the Chairman of the bank who is a retired soldier
has indicated his intentions for the money. During the last meeting of
Directors and Deputies, he said that he would donate the money to a
military trust if it were not claimed soon; this invariably means the
continuous flow of more arms and ammunition. I know for sure that not all
of the money will go to the military trust some will surely line his
pockets and that of anybody who is in support of his plan.
My plan is to get a trust worthy person that can,
under my constant guidance present him self as a cousin to the late
Engineer Arnold. I want you to note that your citizenship does not matter;
You do not have to be an American. The papers demanded
by the normal procedure for the claiming of an inheritance will take
care of everything. You will be sole beneficiary to the estate of
Engineer Arnold. All I need is for you to follow my instructions closely
because I am experienced in inheritance matters here and I am on ground here
to advice you on every step until you receive the money.
For your participation, we will allow you 15% of the
gross. All expenses incurred in the process of this transaction will be
deducted from the gross value and shared at a commensurate ratio; this
we will done at the end of the transaction, because the money is
An estimated 10% or less will cover all incidental
expenses and we will take 75% for ourselves. The most important thing
to me right now is trust on both sides. Now the money is still in the
care of the bank, I hope the trust will still be there when we must have
legally established your relationship as cousin to Engr. Arnold and the
money is paid to you. I need also to trust that you will not tell
people or your bank about this business for now untill the funds are ready
to be moved to your account.
You will collect the money first, then I get my share,
and then you can tell anybody what you chose
thereafter. I shall need your help to invest in your
country; therefore, any experience you have in this
area will be beneficial.
Surely, you must have some questions or may be you
just need further clarification.
I will be happy to receive a telephone call from you or a mail to this
effect, this will enable me explain further what the next step is and
the general plan. I will also need your most confidential telephone
number and fax number, if you have a mobile phone I believe it will help so
that I can reach you anytime.
Please kindly respond by email only.
Your positive and negative response is highly welcome.
Re: E-mail Scam
Originally Posted by Incognitas
You obviously haven't seen some of the variations that are doing the rounds.The last one I had was from the wife of the deposed Philipines President.
Yep I have. This is the 6th one
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