FROM THE DESK OF Mr, Diallo Musa.
Bill and Exchange Manager.
BANK OF AFRICA.
COTONOU REPUBLIC DE BENIN.
I am Mr, Diallo Musa., the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign
remittance department of Bank of Africa. In my department we discovered an
abandoned sum of US$16.5M (Sixteen million, five hundred thousand US dollars) in
an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his
entire family in August 17, 1999 at earth quake in Izmir, Turkey. Since we got
information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over
and claim his balance money that is in our bank we cannot release the money
unless some body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as
indicated in our banking guidelines and laws but unfortunately we learning that
all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him in the earth
quake leaving nobody behind for the claim.
It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business
proposal to you and for the bank to release the money to you if you will follow
up my instructions to be the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety
and subsequent disbursement of the money 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 guidelines here stipulates that if such money remained
unclaimed after TEN years,the money will be transferred into the bank treasury
as unclaimed bill. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is
occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and an indigene cannot
stand as next of kin to a foreigner. I agree that 45% of this money will be for
you as respect to the provision of a foreign account, 5% will be set aside for
expenses incurred during the business and 50% be for me. Thereafter, I will
visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage indicated.
Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you
must apply first to the bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased
indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and
fax number for easy and effective communication and location where the money
will be transfer to you.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or e-mail the TEXT of
APPLICATION FORM which you shall re-fill in with your receiving bank account
Informations and Apply to our Bank. I will not fail to bring to your notice that
this transaction is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any atom of
fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.
You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this mail.
Trusting to hear from you immediately.
Yours truly, Mr. Diallo Musa.
N/B: CONFIDENTIALITY IS HIGHLY NEEDED IN THIS BUSINESS SINCE MY HOPE IS IN THIS