are six examples
Compliment of the season. I am
daughter to the late President of Nigeria General
Sanni Abacha. I am writing not to embarrass you but to
seek for your assistance.
Since the death of my father,
all my family assets and
bank account has been frozen and seized, at the same
time my mother and brothers were still kept under
house arrest. Please sir, if you can assure me with
utmost trust and confidentiality, we can go ahead and
be helpful to each other.
As I was free from the house
arrest, my mother has
secretly sent message across for me to meet the
security company where a sum of $25.8 million Unites
State of America Dollar has been kept for transfer to
any foreign account abroad where it will be secured.
This is as a result of the information that reaches us
through a high-ranking government official to avoid
Sir, your willingness in assisting
me will lead into
arrangement and preparation where to meet you, before
contacting the courier service. The courier contacts
delivery route was noted to be Amsterdam, London and
Dubai. The trunk box will now take effects on your
name for easy delivery and claiming. Mind you that it
was kept and registered as jewelry with the Security
Company. So we would like you to send your full
particulars so that the beneficiary will now be in
your name for smooth and easy delivery.
I was told by my mother to assure
you that this
courier service are specialist whom my dad was using
before with other top government officials. Please
sir, your urgency will save us from ruin, as this
money is our last hope. My mother promised to give out
20% of the total sum for your assistance and expenses.
As I would be travelling to meet you for our share,
part of our 80% can also be jointly put into
investment. I hope to see you face to face. Bye and
awaiting your reply.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN : STRICTLY
I am Robert (Bob) Kambili, Bank
manager of Delta
Trust Bank Nigeria Ltd, Enugu branch, Nigeria; and for
reasons which will become obvious to you as read on, I
obtained your address particulars from an Internet
address listing. Please exercise some patience and
read through my message. THIS IS NOT A SPAM MAIL!
I have very urgent and confidential
proposition for you. On June 6th 1997, an Oil
Consultant/Contractor with the Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Ahmed Youseff Mustafa , a
national of Iraq, made a numbered time ( fixed)
deposit for 12 calendar months, value USD30,000,000.00
in my branch.
On maturity, we sent a routine
notification to his
forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we
sent a reminder and finally, his contract employers,
the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC)
wrote to inform us that Mr. A Y Mustafa died from an
automobile accident; that he died without making a
WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin
through the Iraqi embassy were fruitless. At first I
was surprised that I did not receive much official
cooperation in my inquiries in order to trace his kin
in Iraq, and inform them about Mr. Mustafa's deposit
of USD30m plus accrued interest.
I therefore made further investigation
that Mr. Mustafa had actively opposed the Government
of President Saddam Hussein of Iraq, and was
consequently driven into exile. Being an Oil Expert,
he subsequently obtained a job with the NNPC, and
settled in Nigeria. Thereafter, he walked into my
Office to make the aforementioned deposit of USD30m.
He did not declare any kin in his application
paperwork, and when I asked him he informed me that he
wished it so. I accepted his application because banks
are conservative and will always honor a customer's
wishes, especially high net worth customers.
No one knows the source of his
apparently the time frame of his employment with the
NNPC does indeed preclude such a large amount of
money. It can be assumed that he brought his money
over from Iraq, but that is open to speculation.
However, the point is that his employers are not aware
of this money , and therefore it can be safely
assumed that no one will ever come forward to claim
this money. This money total USD31.5m ( inclusive of
accrued interests) is still sitting in my Bank in the
Dormant Account Portfolio. No one will ever come
forward to claim it, and according to Nigerian law,
after 5 years, the money will automatically revert to
the Federal Government Treasury if the Account owner
is a foreigner, is certified dead , and there is no
valid claim. This indeed, is the situation. My
proposal therefore is that I am looking for a
foreigner who will stand in as the next of kin to Mr.
Mustafa. It is not necessary to be a blood relation to
Mr. Mustafa, nor have the same name. It is not also
necessary to come from the same Country. I have worked
out the modalities to achieve my aim of appointing a
next of kin, and therefore also by this means transfer
this money total USD31.5m abroad for us to share.
The method of achieving the objective
this money abroad in a completely legal and proper way
is simple. I intend to use a n Attorney ( representing
you as BENEFICIARY) to execute a series of affidavits
in support of your claim. These will be approved. The
money transfer paperwork itself will include a
certificate of origin so that the receiving bank does
not ask questions or refuse the money as money
laundering. Also, the paperwork will include proper
certification that the funds being transferred are
from non criminal sources. In short this will be a
proper and legal money transfer and there is no risk!
I will have to process the initial paperwork to obtain
approval from the Probate Registry ( Ministry of
Justice ) to obtain the Letter of Administration
empowering you as Sole trustee/executor to the Estate
of Mr. Mustafa.
If you therefore agree to be
the official Beneficiary,
then please note that you will not be required to sign
any Money Transfer Documents ( my Attorney will do all
that), you will not be required to come to Nigeria.
Only the following is required from you:
(1) Send to me immediately A bank account ( a bank
account with zero credit balance is ok)
(2) Complete name and address of the Bank
(3) Bank Account Number
(4) Name of Account Holder/Beneficiary
(5) Your address, phone and fax
Once you send me the requested
information as above,
I will initiate the processing of the transfer and in
about 7 working days the money total USD31.5m will be
in your nominated bank account for us to share in the
ratio of 80% for me and 20% for you.
This transaction is guaranteed
to succeed without any
problems. If you agree to assist me by sending me the
above requested information, I will give you my
complete address, including phone/ fax etc and any
further clarifications you may require.
Looking forward to your urgent
FROM: ABBA ABACHA
With presumed reliance allow
me to introduce myself, my name is Abba
Abacha The son of the former president of Nigeria (Sanni Abacha).
I got your
Contact through my father's files after he died mysteriously on
the 8th of
June two years ago (may almighty Allah bless his soul). I am sure
Familiar with all what my family is presently facing because it
In fact we the family have been
instructed to return all that we have
even Funds in offshore accounts has been frozen without mercy,
Mohammed is in prison and our mother Maryam is under house arrest
all in the
name of "democracy" which leaves me and a few loyal
personal assistant to
Manage the family affairs.
Although your relationship with
my father is unclear I believe you can
be Trusted to assist me move $200,000,000.00 (Two Hundred Million
USD) in Lome - Togo and $ 175,000,000.00 (one hundred and seventy
million USD) in brussels belgium Before it is seized by the new
the funds is Presently been kept in a private vault which located
Lome Togo and brussels
Belgium which I will Confirm to you after I receive your readiness
willingness to travel
to Togo or belgium To pick up the said Vault.
Kindly get in touch with me directly
with your terms, suggestions and
ideas Including your private Telephone number to ensure confidentiality,
your Assistance will be greatly rewarded, do not fear or doubt
as I am aware
About my country's image abroad therefore should you require that
Myself I will gladly do so, should you choose not to assist endeavor
Me informed to enable me seek the aid of other reputable associates.
On Behalf of the Family
FROM: MICHEAL KWAMI
MY NAME IS MR. MICHEAL
KWAMI, THE MANAGER CREDIT AND FOREIGN BILLS OF
ECOBANK LOME TOGO [ECB] .
I AM WRITING IN RESPECT OF FOREIGN CUSTOMER OF MY BANK WITH ACCOUNT
14-255-2004/utb/t WHO PERISHED IN A PLANE CRASH [ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE
OTHER PASSENGERS ABOARD.
SIR, SINCE THE DEMISE OF THIS OUR CUSTOMER I PERSONALLY HAVE WATCHED
WITH KEEN INTEREST TO SEE THE NEXT OF KIN BUT ALL HAS PROVED ABORTIVE
ONE HAS COME TO CLAIM HIS FUNDS OF USD.10.5 M,[TEN MILLION FIVE
THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS] HAS
BEEN WITH MY BANK FOR A VERY LONG TIME.
ON THIS NOTE I DECIDED TO SEEK FOR WHOM HIS NAME SHALL BE USED
NEXT OF KIN AS NO ONE HAS COME UP TO BE THE NEXT OF KIN. AND THE
ETHICS HERE DOES NOT ALLOW SUCH MONEY TO STAY MORE THAN FOUR YEARS,BECUASE
AFTER FOUR YEARS THE MONEY WILL BE RECALLED TOTHE BANK TREASURY
IN VIEW OF THIS I GOT YOUR CONTACT THROUGH MY COUNTRY'S FOREIGN
MISSION AFTER I WAS CONVINCED IN MY MIND THAT YOUR NAME COULD
BE USED AS THE
NEXT OF KIN.
THE REQUEST OF THE FOREIGNER AS A NEXT OF KIN IN THIS BUSINESS
OCCASIONED BY THE FACT THAT THE CUSTOMER WAS A FOREIGNER AND A
CANNOT STAND AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO A FOREIGNER.
I AGREED THAT USD 3.5 M OF THIS MONEY WILL BE FOR YOU AS A FOREIGN
PARTNER IN RESPECT OF PROVIDING AN ACCOUNT,WHILE THE REST WILL
ME,THEREAFTER I WILL VISIT YOUR COUNTRY FOR DISBURSEMENT.
THEREFORE TO ENDEAVOUR THE IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF THIS FUND TO
ARRANGED,YOU MUST APPLY FIRST TO THE BANK AS A RELATION TO THE
INDICATING YOUR BANKNAME, YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER,YOUR PRIVATE
NUMBER, AND FAX NUMBER FOR EASY COMMUNICATION AND LOCATION WHERE
WILL BE REMITTED.UPON THE RECEIPT OF YOUR REPLY,I WILL SEND YOU
BY FAX OR
E-MAIL THE APPLICATION AND THE NEXT STEP TO TAKE.I WILL NOT FAIL
TO YOUR NOTICE THAT THIS BUSINESS IS HITCH FREE AND THAT YOU SHOULD
ENTERTAIN ANY FEAR AS THE WHOLE REQUIRED ARRANGEMENT AS BEEN MADE
TRANSFER. YOU SHOULD CONTACT ME AS A MATTER OF FACT IMMEDIATELY
AS SOON AS
YOU RECEIVE THIS LETTER . TRUSTING TO HEAR FROM
TEL:00 228 06 3448
BUSINESS PROPOSAL STRICTLY
I AM DR. JAMES OKOJIE.
THE DIRECTOR, PROJECT
PROCUREMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION WITH THE NIGERIAN
NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC) OF THE FEDERAL
REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.
SOME TIME AGO, MY CORPORATION
AWARDED A CONTRACT TO
TOTAL OIL INTERNATIONAL TO SERVICE TURN AROUND
MAINTENANCE AND REHABILIATION WORK ON KADUNA REFINERY
AND PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY (KRPC) PLANT IN NIGERIA.,
THIS CONTRACT WAS OVER-INVOICED BY US TO A TUNE OF
THIRTY ONE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY
(US$31,000.000.00). SOME OFFICIALS AND MYSELF REACHED
A COMPROMISE TO TRANSFER THIS FUND INTO A FOREIGN
ACCOUNT THAT WILL ACCOMMODATE THIS FUND, WE HAVE ALL
MODALITIES SET FOR THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS
FOR PROVIDING THE ACCOUNT,
YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO 25%
OF THE TOTAL SUM, 70% WILL BE FOR US WHILE 5% WILL BE
SET ASIDE FROM THE TOTAL SUM TO OFFSET ANY EXPENCES
THAT MAY BE INCURED BY EITHER PART DURING THE TRANSFER
TO ENABLE US PUT CLAIMS
WE REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING
(1) NAME TO BE USED AS THE BENEFICIARY, TELEPHONE AND
(2) A WRITTEN AND SIGNED LETTER OF GUARANTEE TO
CONFIRM TO US THAT THE SAID FUND IS SAFE WHEN
TRANSFERRED AND OUR SHARE SHALL BE GIVEN TO US
ACCORDINGLY AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE
DEAL. WE INTEND TO USE PART OF OUR SHARE TO INVEST
INTO YOUR CORPORATION OR ANY BUSINESS THAT MAY BE
ADVISED BY YOU.
CONTACT ME AS SOON
AS POSSIBLE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED
AND BE INFORMED THAT CONFIDENTIALITY IS REQUIRED
BECAUSE WE ARE ACTIVE CIVIL SERVANTS AND DO NOT WANT
DR. JAMES OKOJIE.
URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL
I write with high expectations
of fostering a lasting business relationship with you.
Now, my name is Dr. Hassan Abubaka. I am a businessman with various
Europe. I am
also a close associate of Mrs(Hajjia) Maryam Haddiya Abacha(Wife
of the late
Nigerian Head of
state-Gen: Sani Abacha.) on behalf of whom I make this proposal.
You will recall that in the last
couple of months the new Civilian Government of Nigeria
President Olusegun Obasanjo has made desperate efforts to liquidate
empire built by
the late Gen: Sani Abacha. This has been done in conjunction with
collaboration. Needless to say Billions of Dollars stashed away
in foreign accounts
by the late
General and his close aides have been or are in the process of
However, in the confusion that
followed the death of General Abacha,Mrs Maryam
by some friendly foreign Governments was able to sneak away USD31.5Million
cash out of
Nigeria to Europe.This money was part of the Cash Call due to
the Major Oil
Companies in Nigeria
from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation but was withdrawn
from the Central
Nigeria by General Abacha to fund his political ambitions. Due
to tight security/
the Abacha family in Nigeria(the son is currently in detention)
I have been directed to
liaise with a
trusted businessman with a view of lodging the said USD31.5Million
safely in a Bank
Europe or America.
This is where your assistance
is required. To evade border and Customs control,the
defaced with a coloring agent. The cash was then shipped via Diplomatic
Morocco and Spain and as I write it resides safely in a security
Company in one of the
Scandinavian countries. Your role basically would be to provide
a SAFE ACCOUNT
money shall be transferred to without a hint of suspicion. For
your troubles you shall
I have deliberated left out the details of this transaction until
we are convinced of your
and commitment .Also you will agree with me on the need for ABSOLUTE
a transaction of this nature and magnitude.Indeed you will be
sworn to secrecy before
the more crucial aspects of this business.
Do reach me on FAX:447092123578
and TEL:447950661541 so we can arrange a
I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Hassan Abubaka
Greed and temptation
corrupts your mind,
what is not yours,
will also not be mine!
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