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Nigeria Connection

Original E-Mails

Date sent:      Sun, 27 Apr 2003
From:           Mr.Nobe Ngayaka 
Subject:        Bulawayo Zimbabwe.

Bulawayo, Republic of Zimbabwe.

Dear friend,

This is a proposal in context but actually an appeal soliciting for your
unreserved assistance in consummating an urgent transaction requiring
maximum confidence. Though this approach appears desperate, I can
assure you that whatever questions you would need to ask or any other
thing you will need to know regarding this proposal, will be adequately
answered to give you a clearer understanding of it so as to arrive at a
successful conclusion.

My name is Mr. Ngobe Ngayaka Chief Credit Officer (CCO),
Standard Chartered Bank Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. On December 6,
1999, a Foreign consultant/contractor with the Zimbabwe Electoral
Commission, Mr. Thierry COSBAN, made a numbered time (Fixed)
Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$30,000,000.00,
(Thirty 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, I sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his
contract employers, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission , that Mr.
Cosban 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 Mr. Cosban did not declare any next of kin or relations
in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in
our Bank.

From past experiences, I know that no one will ever come forward to
claim the deceased funds. According to ZIMBABWEAN Law, at the
expiration of 5 (five) years, the funds will be Unclaimable and revert to
the ownership of the ZIMBABWE Government if nobody applies to
claim the fund. In order to avert this development, I in conjunction with
a colleague (the Chief Operating Officer in the bank) now seek your
permission to allow an attorney do a backdated WILL in your name,
so that the funds (US$30million) would be released to you as the new
owner (on behalf of me and my colleague). We are writing you
because, as public servants , we cannot operate a foreign account or
have an account that is more than Zw$500,000. Consequently, I will
present you as the owner of the funds so you can be able to claim them
with the help of an attorney. This is simple. I will like you to provide
immediately your: FULL NAMES/FULL CONTACT
ADDRESS/PHONE/FAX NUMBERS , so that an Attorney will
prepare the necessary documents which will put you in place as the
new owner of the funds. The money will then be released to your
custody by the bank, for us to share in the ratio of 70% for us and 30%
for you. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction
will be done by the Attorney and this will guarantee the successful
execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply
immediately via my email address. Upon your response, I shall then
provide you with more details and further explanation that will help you
understand the transaction.

No doubt this proposal will make you apprehensive, please i imploy
you to observe utmost confidentiality and rest assured that this
transaction would be most profitable for both of us. Note also that we
shall require your assistance to invest our share in your country. (Buying
of properties like houses, hotels etc) This is why your urgent action and
response is of priority to enable us conclude this transaction, as soon as
possible. Awaiting your urgent reply via my email.  Ngoe1

Thanks and regards.

Mr.  Ngobe Ngayaka.
Chief Credit Officer (CCO)
Standard Chartered Bank
Bulawayo ZIMBABWE.