CAVEAT EMPTOR. I doubt very much if any of these schemes, offers, or emails are genuine! None of them were solicited. I doubt very much if any of the requests concerning a bank account, or lottery winnings, or business opportunities is genuine. See this Web site for other examples of emails I strong suspect might be SPAM. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. But you never know I suppose. Some of these offers might be genuine.

Emails from the week of 6 December 2004.

  • 7 December 2004 DEAR FRIEND, I HUMBLY CRAVE YOUR INDULGENCE IN SENDING YOU THIS LETTER ,IF THE CONTENTS DOSE NOT MEET WITH YOUR PERSONAL AND BUSINESS ETHICS I APPOLOGISE IN ADVANCE . YOU MAY BE SURPRISED TO RECEIVE THIS MASSAGE FROM ME SINCE YOU DO NOT KNOW ME PERSONALLY ,I AM GEORGE AKIN. I WORK WITH ONE OF THE FINANCE AND SECURITY COMPANIES HERE IN COTONOU -REPUBLIC OF BENIN, I GOT YOUR CONTACT WHEN I WAS SEARCHING THE INTERNET FOR THE FAMILY TREE... OF OUR DECEASE CUSTOMER . IN MY DEPARTMENT I DISCOVERED AN ABANDONED FUND DEPOSITED BY THE DECEASE CUSTOMER WHO DIE SOME YEARS BACK AND LIFT NO ONE TO CLAIM THIS FUND.HOWEVER, SINCE I GOT INFORMATION ABOUT HIS DEATH, I HAVE MADE SEVERAL ENQUIRIES TO YOUR EMBASSY TO LOCATE ANY OF HIS EXTENDED RELATIVES THIS HAS ALSO PROVED UNSUCCESSFUL AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS HENCE I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU DIRECT BASED ON THIS DEAL WHICH IS HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL AND I BELIEVING THAT YOU WIL L BE CAPABLE OF EXECUTING THIS TRANSACTION AS YOU WILL STAND AS HIS BENEFICIARY PARTNER AND CLAIM THIS FUND AS YOU ARE FROM THE SAME COUNTRY AND BEAR THE SAME LAST NAME BEFORE IT DECLARED UNSERVICEABLE SO THAT WE CAN DISBURSE THE FUNDS IN THE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING 60% TO ME AND 40% TO YOU AFTER THE CLAIMING AND TRANSFER OF THE FUNDS TO YOU . NOTE THAT IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME TO LAY HANDS ON THIS FUND THAT IS WHY THE REQUEST FOR A FOREIGNER IN THIS BUSNIESS IS NEEDED COUPLED WITH THE FACT THAT THE BENEFICIARY WAS A FOREIGNER FROM YOUR COUNTRY AND A BENIN MAN CANNOT INHERITE THIS DEPOSIT AS THE BENEFICIARY PARTNER . THEREFORE,TO ENABLE THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THIS FUND TO YOUR POSITION GIVE ME YOUR MAILLING ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS SO THAT I CAN USE THE INFORMATION TO CARRY THE UNDERGROUND CHANGES IN YOUR FAVOUR IN TO THE DECEASE FILE AFTER THAT I WILL SEND YOU THE APPLICATION TEST WHICH YOU WILL FORWARD TO THIS INSITUTION FOR THEY TO RECOGNIZE YOU AS THE APPROVAL PARTNER NEXT OF KIND TO INHERITE THIS DEPOSIT AND TRANSFER THE MONEY TO YOUR POSITION UPON YOUR SENDING THE APPLICATION TO THIS INSTITUTION . BE ASSURED THAT THIS WILL BE EXECUTED UNDER A LEGITIMATE ARRANGEMENT THAT WILL PROTECT US FROM ANY BREACH OF THE LAW, UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE I WILL CLARIFY YOU MORE ABOUT THIS DEAL AND THE TOTAL AMOUNT INVOLVED AND ALSO INFORM YOU HOW I WILL GET MY 60% IMMDITALY YOU CONFIRM THE FUND IN YOUR POSITION. BEWARNED NOT TO REVEAL THIS DEAL TO ANY THIRD PARTY TO AVOID JEOPARDIZE THIS TRANSACTION AND MY POSITION IN THIS OFFICE,PLEASE TREAT THIS MATTER AS URGENT AS POSSIBLE. I WILL BE EXPECTING YOUR SOONEST RESPONSE CONTACT ME ON MY PERSONAIL EMAIL ADDRESS YOURS FAITHFULLY, MR GEORGE AKIN.
  • FRANK WILLIAMS CHAMBERS INDEPENCE BUILDING SQAURE SUTE 11, VICTORIA ISLAND,LAGOS Dear sir, I want to inform you that i am a lawyer and had a client who died since 2002 and has no relation ever since his wife travelled back their country,i had made efforts to locate the wife but she had change her address.he had $5.5m in a bank here citi express International bank .Recently the bank manager has called my attention to look for his next of kin who can take inheritance of this money but i made all attempts to no avail.Instead of the bank to confiscate this money i hereby seek your concent to use you as the next of kin such that i shall make all process of transfer of this money to you.we shall mutually have 50% each at the end of this transfer please i beg of you.When you get back to me we shall discuss more vital things you can call me if you like . Barrister FRANK WILLIAMS Best Regards. Frank Williams
  • From:Mr Jackson Morris. Tel: 874-763648313 Fax: 874-763648315 RE:TRANSFER OF 48,223,000.00 USD.[Forty eight million two hundred and twenty three thousand United States Dollar]. Attn:Sir/Madam, My name is Mr Jackson Morris .I am the operational manager in account management section incharge of credit and foreign bills of one of the prime banks here in South Africa.I am writing in respect of a foreign customer of my bank who perished on EGYPTIAN Boeing 737 PLANE CRASH into the red sea with the whole passengers aboard. There is an account opened in this bank by this great late diamond and oil magnet who died without a written or oral WILL attatched to the account. Since his death,I personally has watched with keen interest to see the next of kin but all has proved abortive as no one has come to claim his funds and no other person knows about this account or anything concerning it,the account has no other beneficiary and until his death he was the manager of his company. The total amount involved is 48,223,000.00 USD.[ Forty eight million two hundred and twenty three thousand United States Dollar ].We wish to start the first transfer with $8,000,000.00[Eight million] and upon successful transaction without any disappointment from your side,we shall re-apply for the transfer of the remaining balance to your account. I have secretly discussed this matter with the manager of the bank who I must involve in order to have a smooth and a successful transfer of the fund to any foreign bank account which you are going to nominate. On this note, I want you to act as the foreign beneficiary of the fund from the deceased by providing your bank account where the fund will be transferred for immediate investment on any viable project as no one has come up to be the next of kin. The banking ethics here does not allow such money to stay more than 2 years without claim hence the money will be recalled to the government treasury as unclaimed after this long period of domancy. In view of this I got your contact through my personal search to see if you can assist by providing your safe bank account for the transfer or find a reliable person who will be capable of receiving such amount in his or her personal account.At the conclussion of the transfer 65% of the fund will be for me, I will give you 20% of the total transfer sum, 10% for charity both in Africa and in your country while the remaining 5% will be set aside to settle expenses both parties might incure during the transfer process. Upon the receipt of your reply,I will send to you a detailed information about the transaction.I will not fail to bring to your notice that this business is 100% risk and trouble free and that you should not entertain any fear as all modalities for fund transfer can be finalized within 7 to 9 banking days, after you apply to the bank as the beneficiary of the fund from the deceased. When you receive this letter.Kindly send me an e-mail or you can call me or fax me.You should also include your private fax and phone numbers for easy and safe communication. Let me hear from you soon. Respectfully yours, Mr Jackson Morris.
  • I am Mrs Stephan martins, a Banker with Assurance Bank Limited here in Nigeria. I am an account Officer to Mr. Anthony Zimmer, who used to work with Shell Oil Development Company in Nigeria. On the 21st of April 2002, my client, his wife and their two children were involved in a car accident along sagbama express road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to there embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you to assist in repatriating the money before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by Assurance Bank Limited, where this huge deposit were lodged. Assurance Bank Limited where the deceased had an account valued at about US$3 Million has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the 6 weeks. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 1 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased and you will have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$3 Million can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money. 60% to me, 35% to you and 5% for any expenses we might run into during this transaction. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me immediately as I do not have much time in my disposal. Regards, Mrs Stephan martins

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