From: Kola Abbas
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 7:28 AM
Subject: JOINT VENTURE.
I know this will reach you as a surprise, but need not to worry as we are using
the only secured and confidential medium available to seek for foreign
assistance/partnership in a business transaction which is of mutual benefit.
A foreigner, late Engineer Thomas Pohl, an Oil Merchant / contractor with the
federal Government of Nigeria, until his death three years ago in a ghastly air
crash, banked with us here at Union Bank PLC., Lagos, and had a closing balance
of USD$18.5M (Eighteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)
which the bank now unquestionably expects to be claimed by any of his available
foreign next of kin or alternatively be donated to a trust fund of the WEST
AFRICAN PEACE KEEPING FORCE(ECOMOG).
Fervent valuable efforts are being made by the Union Bank to get in touch with
any of the Thomas Pohl's family or relatives but all have proved abortive.
It is because of the perceived possibility of not going to be able to locate any
of late Engr. Thomas Pohl next of kin (as he had no known wife and children)
that the management under the influence of our Chairman board of directors,
Retired Major General Kalu Uke Kalu, that an arrangement for the fund to be
declared "UNCLAIMABLE" and then be subsequently donated to the Trust Fund for
Arms and Ammunition which will further enhance the course of war in the west
African sub-region and the world in general.
In order to avert this negative development, myself and some of my trusted
colleagues in the bank now seek for your permission to have you stand as late
Engr. Thomas Pohl's next of kin so that the fund, USD$18.5M would be
subsequently transferred and paid into your bank account as the beneficiary next
of kin. All documents and proves to enable you get this fund have been carefully
worked out and we are assuring you a 100% risk free involvement.
Your share would be 30% of the total amount. 10% has been set aside for expenses
while the rest would be for myself and my colleagues for investment purposes in
Though we are trying to make a better future for ourselves and our families,
considering the poor standard of living in Africa, we also want you to see this
proposal as our own contribution in putting an end to the senseless wars in the
West Africa sub-region.
If this proposal is OK. by you and you do wish to take advantage of the trust we
hope to bestow on you and your company, then kindly get to me immediately via my
email:firstname.lastname@example.org, furnishing me with your most confidential telephone
number, fax number and exclusive e-mail number so that I can forward to you the
relevant details of this transaction.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated co-operation.
UNION BANK PLC.
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TO email@example.com ONLY. DO NOT SEND MAILS TO MY OFFICE E-MAIL AT THE UNION