From the scam files:
FROM THE DESK OF MR WILLIAMS KUTI
I am Mr. Williams Kuti, Bank Manager of Safe Trust Bank,
Branch. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition
On June 6, 1999, an American Oil consultant/contractor
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mrs. Ann Barbara Myers
made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months,
valued at US$25,000,000.00 (Twenty- five Million Dollars) in my
branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to her
forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a
reminder and finally we discovered from her contract employers,
the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that Mrs. Ann Barbara
Myers died from an automobile accident. On further investigation,
I found out that she died without making a WILL, and all attempts
to trace her next of kin were fruitless.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered
Mrs. Ann Barbara Myers did not declare any kin or relations in all
his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my
Bank. This sum of US$25,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and
the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the
end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it and
according to Nigerian Law, at the expiration of 5 (five) years,
the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government
if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as
to stand in as the next of kin to Mrs. Ann Barbara Myers so that
the fruits of this woman's labor will not get into the hands of
some corrupt government officials. This is simple, I will like you
to provide immediately your full names and address so that the
Attorneys will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits
which will put you! i! n place as the next of kin. We shall employ
the service of two Attorneys to process and notarization all the
necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your
favor in order for the transfer to take place. A bank account in
any part of the world which you will provide will then facilitate
the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin.
The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the
ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you.
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this
will be done by the Attorneys and my position as the Branch
Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction.
If you are interested, please reply immediately via the private
email address below. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more
relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction.
Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that
this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I
shall require your assistance to invest my share in your
country. Please send your office phone and your cell phone numbers
where I can reach you at all time for further vital discussion
Awaiting your urgent reply via my email:( email@example.com)
Thanks and regards.
Mr Williams Kuti.