Miss Tema Keita.
Abidjan. Cote D'Ivoire
I am the only Daughter of my late parents Mr.and Mrs.James D, Keita. My father was a highly reputable business magnate who operated in the capital city of Ivory coast during his days. It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad on the 12th September 2004. Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time. But God knows the truth! My mother died when I was just 6yrs old, and since then my father took me so special.
Before his death on September 2004, he called me and informed me that he has the sum of Five Million, Seven Hundred thousand United State Dollars.(USD$5,700,000.00)left in fixed deposit account in one of the leading banks in Africa. He further told me that he deposited the money in my name, and also gave me all the necessary but legal documents to this fund with the bank.
I am just 21 years old and a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do. Now I want an account overseas where I can transfer this funds and after the transaction I will come and reside permanently in your country till such a time that it will be convinient for me to return back home if I so desire. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast. The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life. I also want to invest the fund under your care because I am ignorant of business world. I will also want you To make arrangement for me to come over to your country in order to further my university education and to secure a residential permit for me in your country.
Moreover , l am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your assistance in the transfer of this deposit to your country. Furthermore, you can indicate your option towards assisting me as l believed that this project would be concluded within seven days you signify interest to assist me by contacting the bank.
I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded. Now permit me to ask these few questions:
1. Can you honestly help me from your heart?
2. Can I completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money is in your account?
Please, consider this and get back to me as soon as possible. Immedaitely I confirm your willingness, I will send to you my Picture and also inform you more details involved in this matter.
Miss Tema Keita
Subject: Details from Miss Tema Keita
Greetings to you in the name of the almighty God. I really appreciate the time you made out to reply to my mail to you.God in his infinite mercy will richly reward you for your concern. My nationality is Cote D'Ivoire and if you listen to international news about Africa, then you could have heard about the political war that is going on here and things are very difficult that is why I am very afraid of my staying here and my intention to leave my country as soon as the money is transferred into your account. I got your email address when I am condutcting a search for a trust worthy person and you are the only person that I have sent this letter to. Please let me know your percentage you will take for helping me.
I promise you that there is no way it will get you into trouble, this is because it is very legitimate transaction and transparent and everything will work in accordance of the financial laws of this country. I dont think you should be afraid because I have all the legal documents to back up this claim. I am deeply sorry for your illness and I believe you will get cured once you receive this fund in your account.
Actually, We do not know one another neither have we met one another before but I am only seeking that you be compassionate with me because I am really facing a difficult moment here in Cote D'Ivoire as my life has not been the same since the death of my parents . I have the official lodgement receipt which my late father used in lodging the money in the bank and I will release this document to you when needed. I received your reply indicating that you have accepted to help me with all honesty and confidence and I am trusting that this money will be safe with you because it is the only remaining asset I have left to rediscover myself and I will want you to assure me on it's safety as soon as the money is transferred to you by the bank.I do not have any problem with your percentage, my utmost concern for you to make sure that this fund is transfer to your bank account as soon as possible.
The money will be transferred to you by the bank , but you will be expected to hold negotiation for the release of this money in the capacity as my late father's foreign partner. I will give you the account number and particulars which you might need to help you in your negotiation with the bank.You will also advise me on the best area where I can invest this money in your country and also help me to process the documents needed for immigration to your country where I intend to invest this money and proceed to complete my studies which I was forced to abandon since the war started. I assure you that it is a legitimate transaction and it's risk free as well because I am very genuine.
Please I am in a very difficult situation here and any help I could get from you will be greatly appreciated.I have been living with an old woman for a long period of time and it is not my desire to continue to inconvenience this old woman who is currently ill and requires medical care. I am ready to sign any guarantee with you to cover your involvement in this transaction and also assure you that this money came from a clean source as my late father was a very wealthy business tycon who was into exportation before his death.
I am sending you my photo and I also waiting for your picture as well for my identification. Please, advise me if I should give you the deposit lodgement receipt and the bank contact details so you could get in touch with them and open negotiation on how the transfer of the money into your account will be done.
While replying this letter please send the following information:
A). Your telephone number and your address.
B). your age and occupation.
C). your company’s name (if you have any).
Please it is important that you treat all our communication regarding the transfer of this money to you as secret because I am afraid and I do not want to loose this money.
I am looking forward to receiving your reply so we could move ahead.
Thank you and best regards.
Miss Tema Keita.
Subject: Documents and Bank contacts.
Thanks for your response. I read your message with great sense of understanding. I want you to understand the needs for us to finalise this transaction as soon as possible. I promise you that everything will work out well once you contact the bank. I am very happy for all your information you made known to me.
Once you contact the bank, the fund will be transfered to your provided bank account, then I will relocate to your country and live with you where I will stay and complete my studies. You will invest the fund in any good business of your choice.
It is important that you contact the bank so you will start negotiation with them for the release and transfer of the money into your bank account. I cannot contact the bank and apply for the release of the fund to me because I had this feelings that someone in the bank might capitalise on my age and steal my money from me that was exactly the reason why I contacted you so that you will contact the bank and official apply for the release of the money to you as my late father foreign business associate and also i am too young and I do not know the bank formalities in transfer of the fund because I have not in any way engage in bank transaction.
I hereby attached the OFFICIAL LODGEMENT RECEIPT AND FUND ORIGIN CERTIFICATE for your perusal which was given to my late father on the day he deposited the money in the bank custody.
When you contact the bank, then we will be in a position to know what will be required by them to release and transfer this money to you. You have to inform the bank that you are my late father's business associate and you are acting on my behalf.
The bank's contact details are as follows:
Below is the message I want you to send to the bank.Just copy this message below and send it to the bank.Try and get back to me after sending the message to the bank.
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ATT: MR KOFFI O KOFFI
I have receive from Ms. Tema Keita information that she want to transfer her late father's funds on my account here in India. His late father Mr James D Keita holder of this account number 00131547857441 was a close associate of mine. On behalf of his surviving daughter Ms. Tema Keita I would like to get the balance at his credit transferred to my bank account in India. Kindly enlighten me on the procedural formalities to be adhered to for early release of the sum.
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Finally, please try to inform me once you contact the bank for the transfer to your designated bank account and always seek for my advise to avoid making mistakes. Waiting to hear from you.
Miss Tema Keita.
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2007 11:24
Subject: In trust.
I read your message with great sense of understanding and the content
noted. I hope that this message find you in good health condition. I
appreciate all your efforts and concerns that you are showing towards me and
also to the successful actualization of this noble business transaction. My
address is Bp rue 51 05 Abidjan, Marcory Residential, Abidjan, Cote d' Ivoire.
My contact number is +22506307863. You can call me anytime and speak with me.
I understood your questions very well and ready to give you perfect
In business nature like this, mutual trust and understanding is the most
vital element we have to build within ourselves, because it will help to
promote good business and family relationship. I will suggest that you arrange
for your travel and visit me here in my country, I will be more than happy to
receive you so that we can see and know each other in person and also it will
give you the priviledge to visit the bank with me where my late father
lodged the fund and apply for the transfer to your account because seeing
is believing. I want you to understand that I am who I told you I am. I cannot
involve you in any illegal activities but everything will work in accordance
to the financial laws of this country.
Finally, be rest assured that we are not going to embark into any illegal
activity because all the legal relevant documents are in my possession. I
also attached my international passport copy and another picture of mine for
your more identification, all this will prove to you that you are dealing with
the right person. I dont have much time to chat on yahoo messenger because I
dont have money due to my situation as I already explained to you but once am
in possession of money, I will inform you so that we can chat on yahoo
messenger. I hope that this merit your understanding while I awaits for your
Thank you and have a nice day.
Miss Tema Keita.
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