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From: "MR. TONY OBI" 
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2002 17:35:13
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Dear Sir,

>I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance
Department of the DIAMOND BANK OF NIGERIA PLC LAGOS, NIGERIA. I am writing following the impressive information about you. I have the assurance that you are capable and reliable enough to champion an impending transaction.
>In my department, we discovered an abandoned sum of US$28.5m (twenty
>Eight million and five hundred thousand US dollars), in an account that belonged to one of our former customers who died along with his entire family in a plane crash, in November 1997. Since we received the information about his death, we have expected his next of kin to come forward and claim his money, as enshrined in our banking laws and regulations. So far nobody has come forward, and we cannot release the funds unless someone applies as the next of kin as stipulated in our guidelines.
Unfortunately, we have discovered that all his supposed next of kin or relations died alongside with him in the plane crash, and effectively leaving nobody behind for the claim.
>It is consequent upon this discovery that other officials and I in my
>department decided to make this business proposal to you and release
>the money to you as the next of kin or relation of the deceased person, for safety and subsequent disbursement, since nobody is coming forward for it, and the money is not reverted into the bank's treasury as unclaimed.
>The bank's regulation stipulates that if after five years, such money
>remains unclaimed; the money will be reverted to the bank's treasury
>as unclaimed fund.
>The request for a foreigner as the next of kin in this transaction is
>predicated upon the fact that the said customer was a foreign
national, and no citizen of this country can claim to be the next of kin of a foreigner.
>We agree that 30% of the total sum we be given to you for your
assistance in facilitating this transaction. My colleagues and I are going to retain
>60% of the total sum, and 10% will be set aside for the expenses that
>we may incur in facilitating the remittance.
>To enable us effect this remittance, you must first apply as the next
>of kin of the deceased. Your application will include your bank
>co-ordinates, that is, your bank name, bank address and telex, your bank account.
>You will include your private telephone no. And fax no., for easy
And effective communication during this process. My colleagues and I will visit your country for disbursement according to the agreed ratio,
when this transaction is concluded.
>Upon the receipt of your response, I will send to you by fax, the text
>of the application. I must not fail to bring to your notice the fact
>that this transaction is hitch free, and that you should not entertain
>fear as you are adequately protected from any form of embarrassment
>Do respond to this letter through my private e-mail address
>(diamond2b@diamondbank.private.as) today to enable us proceed with the transaction.
>Yours sincerely,