March 7th, 2003


African Scam (again)

And another great e-mail I got tonight. Somebody wants me to have one and a half million dollar. Just like that. Yet, I'm already rich. I've got a four number amount of Euro's in my savings account and I've got good health. Anybody wants to use the letter and make some cash: Do feel free!


Dear Friend,

I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foriegn remittance department of AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (A D B)

In my department we discovered an abandoned $5.5 Million dollars ( five million five hundrend US dolloars) in an account that belongs to one of our foriegn customer who died along with his entire family in November 1997 in a plane crash.

Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless some body applies for it as next of kin or relation
to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidlines and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.

It is therefore upon this discovery that I and other officials in my department now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.

The banking law and guidling here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after six years the money will be transfered into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occassioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.

I agree that 30% of this money will be for you as a foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foriegn account, 10% will be set aside for expenses incured during the business and 60% would be for me. There after 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 wherein the money will be remitted.

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch -free and that you shoul 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 recieve this letter so that I will send you the application to apply to the bank and the information of the deceased person.

Yours faithfully.

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