How many times can you say urgent and confidential in one single scam mail without breaking your cover? Well it looks as if Mr. Sani Bakoyo didn’t know the limit. This is a true Nigerian 419 mail if I ever saw one, an it has it all. He is asking me to participate in illegal activities, he is re-using an old scam to build a new one, and he doesn’t even try to hide the fact that the mail is coming out of Nigeria. I thought these scammers had learned something…
Come on! The deceised Shell employee scam is older than the Internet by now. Are there still anyone around who haven’t received at least on of these emails before?
Subject: AWAITING YOUR URGENT RESPONSE
Date: February 17, 2005 16.46.21 MET
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AWAITING YOUR URGENT RESPONSE
I know that this mail might come to you as a surprise considering the fact that you don’t know me before. May I therefore use this medium to introduce myself to you.
I am Mr. SANI BAKOYO, the bank Manager Of Africa Continentale Bank Lagos Nigeria Nigeria. I have urgent and very confidential business proposal which I think that we might work together towards actualizing it success
On June 6th 2001 A foreigner Mr. WILLIAM PIERRE a French citizen a consultant/contractor with shell petroleum company, here in Nigeria made a numbered time(FIXED)or Twelve calendar months valued US$17,500.000.00(SEVEENTEEN Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) in my branch.
Upon maturity of the fixed, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply, after a month I sent a reminder and finally discovered from his contact employers(i.e.) Shell Petroleum Company that MR William Pierre, his wife and two children died in a ghastly motor accident.
On further investigation, I found out that MR William died without making a WILL and all attempt to trace his NEXT OF KIN was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that MR William Pierre did not declare any Next of kin or relations in his deposit mandate with my bank.
And according to my country banking laws which we operates on, after Twelve calendar months without any reply to the notification of the maturity of the fixed sent, the funds will be converted as the bank surplus for the year.
Based on the above, the said funds US$17,500.00(Seventeen
Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars has been carefully moved out of the bank and deposited with a security company for safe keeping.
This was perfected in such a way that there will be no trace of the funds from any quarter since no one will come forward for the claim of the funds. My proposal therefore is that since you are a foreigner, I will present you as the Next of Kin and partner to the depositor so that the funds will be approved and paid to you.
The funds has been carefully packed and sealed in trunk boxes and deposited with a security company as photographic materials and family items for export.
I’m now contacting you on the grounds that I want you to work with me and get these funds transferred to you as Mr. William Pierre’s Next of Kin for an investment venture in your country and most importantly donate a reasonably percentage of it to a charity homes for the continuous existence of the less privilege ones ,hence I decided to send this mail to you for your consideration to have you stand as the Next of Kin and work with in actualizing the successful conclusion of this transaction.
The procedures on how this transaction will be successfully concluded without hitch is simple and has been mapped out as all relevant documents relating to the deposit of the funds including death certificate and an affidavit of claims will be procured and send to
you. hence, I assure you a safe and 100% risk free transaction.
For your role in this transaction, I have resolved in my mind that you shall be entitled to 30% of the total sum,5% shall be for any incidental expenses that may be incur in the course of this transaction ,8% will be denoted to charity homes while 57% shall be for I and my colleagues for investment purpose in your country.
As soon as i receive an acknowledgement of the receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business proposal, I will furnish you with further details that you may find necessary.
I want you therefore, to treat this matter with utmost confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction will be of mutual benefits for both of us, as my intention is to move my family to your country where I want them to reside for safety
Hence all reply in acceptance of my mutual business proposal shall be sent to my confidential email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. SANI BAKOYO
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