Monday, February 06, 2006

The Great Nigerian E-mail Scam


My Dearest Kini,

I am sorry for bothering you and please do not be surprised at this mail but I crave your indulgence to just give it fair attention to convince yourself. I am Barr. Charles Ikeji, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mark Kini, a foreigner who was an oil merchant here and used to work with Handebull Construction & Oil Services in Nigeria. Hereinafter referred to as my client.

On the 6th of May, 2002 it was reported to us that my Client and his wife were involved in a Local Plane Crash at Kano State,which en route from sokoto to Abuja(the capital city of Nigeria),all occupants in the Plane lost their lives,unfortunately on this same flight were other dignitaries like the former Nigeria Sports Minister and a host of others.

Since then I have made several enquiries to the embassies here to locate any of my client's extended relations, these effort proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you and I feel it is by divine providence that I am contacting you in this matter.

I have contacted you to assist in repartrating the fund valued at US$17 million left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank , where my late client operated his account. The bank has since issued me a notice, to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated by their next board meeting. For the fact that I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives during these past period of time, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased and now that I have finally located you, I honestly think it does not matter even if you are not related to my late client or even if you do not bear the same surname with him, the MOST IMPORTANT thing is that you are INTERESTED to execute the matter with me and since he did not leave any record behind even at the bank, will have no problem to convince the bank that you are related to him because it is better for you and me to claim this money than for the bank to seize it as unclaimed.

I will present you to the bank as a COUSIN to my late client and I will secure some necessary legal documents to back up this claim so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you, instead of the bank confiscating the money. I feel the money will be more useful to you and me than the bank. Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss the modalities for transfer and I will give you the full details.

I have all necessary information and have arranged to process all the relevant legal documents needed to back you up for the claim. All I require from you, is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement, that will protect you from any breach of the law and as we progress,you will also have the opportunity to confirm directly from the bank about this deposit. For more privacy of your reply. PLEASE REPLY TO MY PERSONAL This email box is strictly confidential) and I will give you telephone number for more details.


Barrister Charles ikeji


Aparna S Mallya said...

Wow, Kini, u r gonna be rich, man! How abt introducing me as his estranged sis? We will split. 50-50.

(the shit some people come up with!)

Vijay Krishna said...

Kini dude, I keep getting this stuff often in my mailbox myself. Anyway, I got lucky.

BTW, I'm getting married shortly. For details, go here

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