Example 419 Email Fraud 0167

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From: "jimoh lawal" 
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Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 09:50:14 -0800
Subject: For Your Kind Attention
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Dear Friend,

I am Mr Jimoh Lawal, Bank Manager of ORIENT BANK OF NIGERIA, Lagos
Branch. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you
and it is carefully explained for your understanding as follows.

On June 6 1997, an American oil consultant/contractor with the Nigerian
National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Barry Kelly made a numbered time
account (Fixed)
deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at
US$25,000,000.00 (Twenty-five Million United States 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, Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation that Mr. Barry Kelly has since died from an automobile

On further investigation, I found out that he did not leave a WILL and
all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made
further investigation and discovered that Mr. Barry Kelly did not
declare any next of kin in all his official documents, including his Bank
Deposit paperwork. This sum of US$25,000,000.00 is still sitting 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 the
Nigerian Law, at the expiration of 5(five) 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 the next of kin to Mr. Barry Kelly so that the fruits of this
old man's labour will not get into the hands of some undeserving and
corrupt officials.

This is simple, I will like you to provide me
immediately with the following; your full names, date and place of
birth and complete address with confidential telephone and fax numbers so
that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits,
which will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the
services of two attorneys for drafting and notarization of the WILL and
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 would 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 for us to share in
the ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you.
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will
be done by the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager
guarantees the successful execution of this transaction.

If you are interested, Upon your response, I shall then provide you
with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand.
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 e-mail.

Thanks and regards

Jimoh Lawal