From: Michael P. Kortan < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Sent: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 7:36 am
Subject: Your payment code: 6242F642B752I
Dear Valued Account owner,
This is an important information that will bring you joy, and put an end to your
financial crisis if only you will pay attention and follow our directives. We
the FBI in collaboration with the IMF have been holding series of meetings,
working tirelessly to see that foreign beneficiaries whose funds has been seized
or seems impossible to claim due to too much demand of money from the bank
officials or procurement agencies in charge of issuant of legal payment release
approval papers. We have our nose to the millstones for few months now,
investigating the reason why so many of our citizens and other foreigners loose
so much money to African banks during the course of claiming their inheritance
or contract payment funds. We discovered that the reason why these corrupts
African bank officials swindle people and get away with their fraudulent
activities is because they know that most of you would prefer to send your money
to work for you instead of traveling to Africa their cou
ntry . And they feel that FBI can
To cut the long story short; we have visited three major African Countries,
during our investigation and we have some of our undercover agents who are still
on research to discover more unclaimed funds in Africa. I wish to inform you
that the FBI and IMF have a setup secrete agency in African and not only that;
we trained them to be well discipline people, they are credible individuals.
Their assignment is to act as your representative in Africa as most of them are
from Africa so they know all that is required to obtain necessary legal document
to get beneficiaries fund released. From our record your inheritance fund worth
$3,500,000.00 USD was placed on foreign unclaimed file of the Central bank of
Nigeria (CBN) since 13/08/2007.
When we questioned the governor of the bank why they have so many unclaimed
funds with them and the effort they have made so far to release the money to the
owner; he told us that some of the fund owners abandoned the money because of
the fact that they have sent huge amount of money to the former bank governor
and ended up losing a great deal of money without being paid. We have the files
now and our officials over there have their own copy too, the reason why you are
being contacted is because your name was on the list, with eighteen (18) other
beneficiaries. The payment has been prepared for released in the new month and
as we speak now the central bank has given the first bank of Nigeria
(corresponding bank to CBN) the Go-ahead to issue payment through Visa Infinite
Card to all beneficiaries.
In this note I wish to inform you that your $3.5 million dollars will be
credited into a Visa Infinite Card. A Visa Infinite card is your access to a
24-hour, 7 day a week concierge service with $250,000 withdrawal limit per day.
With a dedicated toll free number, the concierge will attempt to fulfill any
cardholder request big or small. With this special ATM card you can withdraw
$250,000 within a day and you can make hotel reservation, restaurant, or flight
ticket booking halfway across the world as Visa Infinite card has all of the
benefits of a Visa Gold and Visa Platinum card, and even more.
We have been informed by our undercover agents that the First Bank of Nigeria
has agreed to process and credit your fund into the Visa Infinite Card and it
will be activated by you the normal way you activate your ATM Card in any ATM
Machine. Before this can be carried out the bank wants you to provide the below
1) First Name: _ _ _ _ __ _ __ Middle Name: _ _ ___ _ _ Last name: _ __ _ _ _ _
2) Home Address: _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _
3) Office address: _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _
4) Home phone#: _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ Cell phone: _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ Fax#_ _ _ _ __ _
5) Date of Birth: _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ Marital Status: _ _ _ _ __ _ _ Next of kin:
_ _ _ _ _
You are advice to contact our procurement manager over there and make a request
for him to order the bank to process and release your Visa Infinite Card to your
address. Here is the procurement agent’s contact:
Name: Jonathan Escude
Telephone: +234 7043940201
Once this information is sent to him he should be able to respond to you within
24hours. He will go to the appropriate offices to procure all your papers, hand
it over to the bank and make sure your fund is released in four business days.
Mind you, the International monetary Fund organizations will pay for the
procurement charges, his duty is to make an enquiry on how much all the legal
documents for the release of your fund will cost and forward the bill to the
IMF, and then IMF will pay the bills. IMF will email or fax you to inform you
how much they have paid for the release of your fund and request that you pay
back the money into their account with 15% interest as soon as your Visa
Infinite Card is delivered to your address.
Note: For the fact that the international monetary fund organization IMF has
taken the responsibility of your payment release approval documents, it is the
duty of the Cardholder (you) to pay for the card delivery and that cost $180 if
you are living within Canada and USA, UK or Australia. This $180 is the only
required fee for the card delivery.
Be informed that we will not have time for any form of argument between you and
the procurement agent over the payment of your delivery charges as we have
experience the with the last three seven beneficiaries who were paid; they were
being skeptical due to their past ordeal in the hands of impostors / fraudsters,
in this regard the procurement agent the card delivery was delayed for weeks,
and Mr. Jonathan Escude complained bitterly about the attitude of the
beneficiaries, we still have three unclaimed ATM Cards with the bank till this
very moment because the owners refuse to cooperate by sending the $180 delivery
charges. The work of Mr. Smith is to help you mail your ATM Card through UPS as
soon as the bank release it to him but let it be made clear to you that he can
not accept the card from bank if you refuse to make available the delivery
charges of $180. For your own good, I will advice you to help him do his job
best by following his instructions duly, if you do so yo
u will not have any problem recei
Yours in service
Michael P. Kortan.
Assistant Director, FBI's Office of Public Affairs.
Washington DC USA.
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