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From: MARTINS OBI <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: PLS CONTACT ME ASAP
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 01:17:36 +0200 (Wed, 19:17 EDT)
Mr. Martins Obi,
Manager Account/Audit Department,
Union Bank Of Nigeria Plc,
Union Bank Marina Branch.
Hello My Dear Friend,
I am Mr. Martins Obi senior manager accounts/audit
Department, with Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.
Dr.George Brumley Jr, who was a consultant with Nigeria
Research Institute of Neonatal-Perinatal Research and a
personal friend Died and left behind his deposit in my bank
UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC valued $20 Million Dollars.
My relationship with Dr. George started in year 2000 when I
was a supervisor in Union Bank Marina Branch.
We met in my social club annual end of the year party and I
introduced him to my bank where he opened this account some
few weeks later making me the account officer to the account
and he operated this account until his death.
On the 19th of July 2003, Dr.George, his wife and their two
children were involved in a plane crash in Nairobi Kenya.
All passengers of the plane unfortunately lost their lives.
Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to
locate any of Dr.George's extended relatives this has also
proved unsuccessful. To prevent the bank to claim this money
I know decided to contact anybody from your country, I
decided to contact you via your email address with hope to
get this money out of the bank.
This is the web site of this tragedy that struck on that
I am contacting you to assist in repatriating the money left
behind by Dr.George before they get confiscated since the
bank has declared the account unserviceable for it's been
more than 6 Years since he last operate this account. I have
been unsuccessful in locating the relatives since I was
re-called back to Marina Branch as a senior manager from a
transfer that took me to another branch of the bank. I
therefore seek your consent to present you as the next of
kin of the deceased, so that the proceeds of this account
valued at m$20 Million Dollars can be paid to your account
abroad and then you can have 30% of the money for your kind
gesture and keep the other 60% for me and 10% for expenses
procure, I Will need to travel down to your country for the
collection of the 60% balance as soon as this fund get to you.
All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see
this transaction through, of which we must present a
foreigner with an account abroad to enable us to clear this
money from the bank.
Your contact information are very necessary, I mean your
home address, phone number and your full name.
I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law
and please contact me on my private email address:
Mr. Martins Obi.
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organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
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fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
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