This is a standard next-of-kin scam, asking you to pose as the only heir of a wealthy businessman who was killed in a car crash. The same names are recycled over and over (Engr. Mueller, in this case). Most such scams are built around actual people and real events, to lend an air of legitimacy to the story. Alas, the bank account and the bank official are all phony: it’s just a trick to empty your wallet.
from Dr. Yada Nasiru email@example.com
date Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 03:44 AM
subject I Wait For Your Reply
My name is Dr. Yada Nasiru, A banker by Profession and Currently A Director of Finance Auditing and Accounting Unit in my Bank, Which the name will giving to you as soon as you respond for security reason.
I get your name and address in my search for a reputable and reliable person to help me claim the sum of USD$15.6 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS, Deposited in our bank by one of our customer Eng. Mueller who die with his wife and two children on the 21Th day of April 2001 in car clash along Aflao express road.
Since his death no one has come up as his next of kin and all our efforts to locate any member of his family immediate family has prove Abortive that was why I decided to see if I can get anybody who has the same surname or last name with him via Internet preferably some one of the same nationality with him which I believe you have all the qualities we need.
Why i am contacting you is to present you to our bank as the next of Kin to the deceased customer. He was Drilling contractor with some Oil Companies here in west Africa,also because you have the same surname/last name with him. So it will be more acceptable and wiser to present you through paper work to the Bank for claim of the total fund.
I will give you all the necessary requirements that the bank may request from you and follow up the transfer of the fund into your account as an Insider. It will interest you to know that I and my partners has been keeping the account dormant to enable our plans for the funds to come through and this is the time and we are happy to locate you for the perfection of the transfer of the Fund into your nominated Bank Account to be given.
As soon as I get your positive response on Email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) I will update you about the mode of disbursement and we will also need to know about investing in your Country as a way of helping your people who suppose are the original owners of this Fund, I suggest you get back to me as soon as possible through my direct telephone number +233-248-364-393 (email@example.com) stating your wish in this deal.
Looking forward to your urgent response by updating me with direct Telephone and Fax number for easy communication.
Dr. Yada Nasiru
THIS E-MAIL IS MY TEMPORARY ADDRESS. FOR SECURITY REASONS, I PREFER YOU SEND ME YOUR REPLIES VIA MY PRIVATE CONTACT E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
THANKS – Dr. Yada Nasiru
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