Most of the “foreigners” whose names appear in scam letters are said to have died in ghastly plane crashes, but poor Paulton Allens appears to have succumbed to cardiac arrest. He of course left no next of kin, which is why “Paul Madu” wants you to stand in and split the abandoned fortune. You wouldn’t want some faceless government bureaucracy to get hold of the money, would you? Surely you and “Paul” can put it to better use.
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 06:19:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: paul madu paul madu firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROPOSAL
FROM : PAUL MADU
CABINET MAITRE CHAMBERS
03 BP 2335 COTONOU, BENIN REPUBLIC.
ALTERNATIVE EMAIL ID:email@example.com or
I need your assistance to transfer and invest (USD 45 MILLION) Forty Five million United States Dollars) from Banque internationale Du Benin. I have the courage to ask for your assistance to handle this important and confidential business believing that you will never let me down either now or in future. I am Barrister PAUL MADU Esq. A Finland National and I am the attorney to Late paulton Allens a foreigner and an Engineer with Atlas Engineering Co.here in cotonou Benin Republic. Late Paulton Allens has an account with B.I.BE. which he set up in 1980. He died in 1990 of cardiac arrest in Benin, I received a memo early this year from the international remittance unit of B.I.BE for an interview, The Bank informed me on their policy to Freeze the account and redirect the funds back to government treasury because they saw no next of kin in Paulton Allens entire file Except me as his attorney but not his inheritor.
He said it is the Central Bank Regulations and the I.D.B policy on dormant account for the period of ten years as the policy says that such fund should be forfeited to government treasury. After scrutinizing his entire file within my Chamber i discovered that he had no next of kin in his entire file with us too On that issue i opened up to the manager on my intention to move the funds for investments abroad. He then adviced me to look for a foreigner because Paulton Allens is not a citizen of Benin, And he told me that the fund will be processed as a contract sum in the name of the new benficiary, the deposit was contract sum paid into late paultons account on the order of the Federal Ministry of finance to the Central Bank.
I am contacting you because of the need to involve a foreigner with foreign account as the foreign beneficiary. I need your full co-operation to make this transaction work. All i need from you is your full name and address, i will also need your telephone and fax numbers for oral communications too. We can sign a binding agreement between us and i will suggest we scan copies of our international pasport or drivers license as a form of security between us.I have resolved to share the money in this ratio. 50% for me, 30% for you, 20% for the Foreign operations manager in the bank and any expences we might incurre in the processing of this transaction will be deducted before sharing on the agreed percentage.
I will come over to your country for sharing and investements as soon as you confirm the funds in your account. The entire details of this transaction and all the role you are required to play, i will send to you on your positive response to this mail.
PAUL MADU Esq,
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