Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 02:40:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fatiman Yakuba <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Good Day Mr. Miss Young
Attn: The President/CEO
I am Mrs Fatima Yakubu, Provincial Director Financial Bank of Republic Du Benin, Cotonou Branch. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.
On June 6, 2000, a foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the Republic Du Benin Mining Corporation , who happens to have the same name with you made a numbered of times (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$25,000000.00 (Twenty- five Million Dollars) in my branch.
Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Republic Du Benin Mining Corporation that our cleint died from an automobile accident.
On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that our client did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank.
This sum of US$25,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled
over with the principal sum at the end of each year.
No one have ever come forward to claim it. According to Republic Du Benin Law, at the expiration of 10 (Ten) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Republic Du Benin Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner and a person that have the same name with our late client to stand in as the next of kin to the funds so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government
This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that I will install your personal information properly in the Data Base of the Bank as the Manager Audit/Records department I will get a good Attorney who will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits which will put you fully in place as the next of kin.
We shall employ the service of two Attorneys for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer.
A bank account in any part of the world which you will provide will then facilitate
the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The
money will be paid into your account within five working days.
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the Attorney and my position as the Manager Audit/Records guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via the private email address below.
Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction.
Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this
transaction 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 my email: email@example.com
Thanks and regards. Miss Young
Mrs Fatima Yakubu.