Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is a socalled
"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed. If you received a similar email, you should go to the homepage
to read more about 419 fraud.
From: tom bello <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 12:13:50 PM
Subject: GOOD DAY
From the desk of:
Mr. Tom Bello
Owena bank ltd
I am Mr. Tom Bello,Bank Manager of Owena bank ltd,Lagos Branch. I got your
contact from the world trade center (WTC) Regional office in
lagos,Nigeria.Although the details of my intention was not made known to
them.Actually,I listed your name amongst four other names & prayed over them
& decided to contact you directly. I have a very urgent & confidential
business proposition for you & for our overall mutual interest.
On June 6 1999,an American oil consultant/contractor with the Nigerian
National Petroleum Corporation Mr. Barry Kelly made a numbered time(fixed)
deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at USD$25,000,000.00(twenty-five
million dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification
to his forwarded address but got no reply. After a month we sent reminder,&
finally we discovered from his contract employers NNPC,that Mr. Barry died
in an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he did
not leave a WILL & all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I
therefore made further investigation & discovered that Mr. Barry did not
declare any next of kin in all his official documents, including his Bank
This sum USD$25,000,000.00 is still floating in the bank and the interest is
being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one
will come forward to claim it.
According to Nigerian Laws, At the expiration of 7 years, the money will
revert to the ownership of the Nigerian government if nobody applies to
claim the funds. Consequently, my proposal is that i will like you as a
foreigner to stand in as a next of kin of Mr. Barry Kelly. This is simple,
(1)I will like you to provide me immediately with your full names & address
so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents & affidavits,
which will put you as next of kin.
(2)We shall employ the services of two attorneys for drafting & notarization
of the WILL and obtain the necessary documents and letter of
probate/administration in your favor for the transfer.
(3)A bank account in any part of the world, which you will provide to
facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary.
The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 60%
for me and 40% for you. There is no risk at all as the attorney and my
position will do the paperwork for this transaction as the branch manager
guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are
interested, please reply immediately via this private email address. Upon
your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant
documents that will help you understand.
PLEASE OBSERVE UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY, and be rest assured that this would
be most profitable for both of us because i shall require your assistance to
invest my share in your country. Awaiting your urgent reply via this email
(email@example.com) above, please save me the anxiety of endless
God bless you.
Owena bank ltd.
Please reply to this my private email account firstname.lastname@example.org