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Oh look ... [Oct. 2nd, 2005|11:30 pm]
Peter Sheil
... what was in my junk mail folder

FROM THE DESK OF UWAIS ANI
BILL AND COMPUTER DIRECTOR,
BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A)
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO.
TEL +226 xx xx xx xx. number changed to protect gullible

Dear friend,

You will be confused as of the writer since i have no previuos correspondence with you, but kindly permit me the privilege of taking a little of your time.

First,I must solicit your confidence in this project.This is so, by virtue of its nature as being utmostly confidential and top-secret.

Though,I know that a project of this magnitude will make anyone apperhensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be result-oriented at the end of the Project.
I have decided to contact you due to the urgency of this project,through an International Business Enquiry on the Internet.
I am Mr UWAIS ANI the director of bill and computer at the foreign remittance Bank Of Africa(BOA). In my departmentn we discovred an abandoned sum of $ 35.million US dollars (Thirty five million, US dollars) In an account that belongsto one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family some years ago in a plane crash. Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come forward and claim his money because the bank cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased person as indicated in one of our banking rules and regulation but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relatives died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.
It is therefore upon this discovery that I'm making this business proposal to you and release the money into your account as the next of kin or relation to the deceased customer for safety and subsequent disbursment.
If nobody comes fort , the fund will automatically be transfered into bank's treasury. The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclamed after four to five years, it will be transfered into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund.The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
I agree that 30 % of this money will be for you as foreign partner in respect to the provision of a foreign account and other neccessary assistance for the smooth transfer, 10 % will be set aside for any expenses incured during the curse of transfer and 60 % would be for me. There after I shall visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated.
Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin to the deceased person indicating your bank name, account details, your private telephone and fax numbers for easy and effective communication and location where the money will be remitted.
Upon receipt of your reply, I shall send to you a specimen of application which you will forward to the paying bank introducing yourself and at the same time instructing bank to effect the release of
the fund into your account. I must not hesitate to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free on both sides as the nature of your business in not connected to this transfer, so you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.
Contact me immediately on the above email account as soon as you receive this message to indicate your interest and willingness to co operate.
Trusting to hear from you immediately.

Your's Sincerly,
Mr UWAIS ANI.

I haven't had one of these for a while - maybe the spam filters are deleting them automatically. The previous time I got some I forwarded them to the Police Serious Crime / Fraud Squad, but since I hadn't lost any money they weren't interested.

Take care out there :)
Peace
peter
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Comments:
[User Picture]From: becky44
2005-10-02 11:25 pm (UTC)
Don't they realise that people are used to these scams now - and just laugh at them?
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-10-03 12:12 am (UTC)
I guess they still find some suckers, or they'd stop doing it!
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[User Picture]From: spodlife
2005-10-03 06:08 am (UTC)
My spam filters usually keep them out too. It's the crafty ebay ones that are more likely to find the gullible.
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