I get a very interesting email asking me for help. Naturally, I am concerned with the plight of the less fortunate and I read the letter intently, to see how I can help...
FROM THE DESK OF:
MR MUSTAPHA ABDULAY.
MANAGER AT AUDT& ACCT. DEPT
BANK OF AFRICA (BOA).
( I REQUEST FOR YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE IN TRANSACTION )
I am the manager at the auditing and accounting department of Bank Of Africa (B.O.A) here in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of US$6.7mdollars ( US dollars) in an account that belonging to one of our foreign customer.
Who died along with his entire family in Monday, 31 July, 2000 in a plane crash in Paris. Please visit this site that is one of the evidence the directors brought in other to swallow the money at the end of the day, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm
Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless some body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking gildings and laws but unfortunately we learnt
that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.
It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent isbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.
The banking law and guidline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after fours years, the money will be transfered into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occassioned 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 a respect to the provision of a foriegn account ,10% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 60% would be for me.
Thereafter, I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage indicated Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to your desiggnited bank account ,you must apply first to the bank as a relation or next of kin of the deceased with a text of application that i will send to you,so i will ike you to send to me your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where in the money will be remitted. Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application .
I will not fail to bring to your notice this transaction is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.
You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter. Trusting to hear from you immediately.
°1)Dear p/s reply this mail.
°2)your tele number...........
°3)your fax number...........
°4)your photo................with your age......
WHEN YOU DO THIS I WILL FORWARD YOU A FORM THAT YOU WILL FILL
AND SEND IT TO BANK.
Mr Mustapha Abdulay,
BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A)
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Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 03:43:09 +0200 (CEST)
From: "Mustapha Abdulay"
Subject: Re: Reply me immediatly
Thank tou for your mail.
To succeed in life one need to be courageous and determined.Without been determined you cannot beat the poverty line.I got your email id from the internet.I dont know you but we have to build trust on each other which is the foundation of any business.
The deceased customer died in a plane crash together with his family.Based on my personal banking experience, it had happened in the past,when a customer died and after several years the fund automatically transferred to the reserve treasury as unclaimed fund, that experience ignited my thought to this deal.
It is my pleasure to inform you that this transaction is also 100% risk save, you should not entertain any atom of fear because I’m here to feed you with the whole information that might be required during the period of this transaction, in as much as you obey my instruction, success will be ours sooner than your expected.I cannot make this claim alone except with a foreigner.
I am just an average civil servant here in the bank and wouldn't like to miss this Golden opportunity.We have to develop our friendship strongly so that our partnership will be a successful one.I promise I will not let you down. I want you to know that this transaction is going to join our families together because I will quit my job after the money has been successfully transferred to your account and I make sure I delete all necessary information’s regarding this transaction in the banks file to avoid any trace.
That is the fact that i will take much of risks being in the bank.
But as really you are decided to help me, we can always get along.
In all the ways the money will be transfered in your account and in any case I cannot have money without you and me not getting along.
My family will join you once the fund is credited into your account.I have to wait a little after the transfer to avoid quitting my job unceremoniously probably not to make the bank suspect me that is why my family will be with you first so that you people will withdraw some money and commence on some investments under your supervision.I don’t want you to leak this secret to outsiders so that our secret will be forever to avoid any body knowing how we made our fortune. In all your correspondences with the bank, don't let the bank know that you have any contact with me as that may create room for suspicion.
I hope you will continue in your honesty while I promise to do my best to see that we are victorious. We don't need to delay so much because the bank has already made it clear that this fund will be transferred to the reserve bank of Burkina Faso by the end of this fiscal year auditing.
If there is anything urgent, you can always call me on +(226)70704697 and do not forget that this transaction will not last more than 21 working days once you follow my instructions.I pray we will invest wisely in your country once this fund is remitted.
Reply me as soon as possible so that I will tell you how we will proceed with the transfer processing.
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Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 03:53:09 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Re: Reply me immediatly
Thank you for replying so quickly. I have been going through a rough financial period and I have been praying to the dear Lord for help. Imagine my surprise when I find your email waiting for me!
Although this is a new thing for me, I agree with you that like the Good Book says, "God helps those who help themselves". Any obstacles or fear that would naturally arise in my heart are obstacles that God has chosen me to overcome. I will be as courageous and determined as you are so we can both benefit.
Trust in my confidence Mustapha. I understand that you are taking a risk in doing this and I simply do not want anyone to lose their job on account of anything I did. I could not forgive myself should that happen.
I look forward to welcoming your family to this great country. However, I am concerned because I do not live in a very large house. I live in a small condominium and I do not have enough room for many people. How big is your family?
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Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 01:34:52 +0200 (CEST)
From: "Mustapha Abdulay"
Subject:Re: OUR TRANSACTION
THANKS FOR YOUR E-MAIL.TO PROCEED WITH OUR TRANSACTION I NEED THE FOLLOWING DETAILS:
YOUR BANK NAME:
YOUR BANK ADDRESS:
ACCOUNT HOLDER NAME:
YOUR HOME ADDRESS:
WITH THE ABOVE INFORMATION I WILL PREPARE AN APPLICATION FORM AND SEND BACK TO YOU.AWAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
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This is so exciting! You see, I am elderly and my son doesn't visit me very often. He only comes by when he needs money and he always tells me how he knows more than I do. I would simply love to make him eat his words! Hopefully, with your help, I will finally get the respect from him that I have lost.
I know it's hard to believe but in this country, the young people do not respect the elderly. We are thought of as a burden and not as a source of wisdom. I hope your culture is not similar.
No one except my son visits me. I am very excited at the prospect of having some company over. You never did tell me about your family. How many children do you have? I hope you have a daughter. I always wanted a daughter but I had two sons. One of them died in the war.
I am truly grateful for this opprotunity and the friendship we are developing. It seems that people nowadays do not want to take the time to connect with each other. I am truly blessed you have chosen me as your partner.
You asked me for my picture before. It took me a while to find a recent one that I would like to share but I finally found one! That's my favorite hat!
Hope to hear from you soon,
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Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 15:27:10 -0700 (PDT)
To: "Mustapha Abdulay"
I am quite worried. I have not heard from you in a few days. I thought of you today and that is why I am writing. My son visited me today and I visited him. I went to the cemetery and laid a live bullet on his grave in his memory. I told you he perished in the war right? I was very sad today but I always cheer myself up by thinking that he passed on doing what he loved to do, wash cars. It was unfortunate accident involving young soldiers, wet sponges, a jeep and an antique single shot pistol. I'm sorry. I really can't go into any more details. I get really sad when I think about it.
But my other son came by and you know what he was asking for right? Money. That's all I am good for. You would think that he could at least wait for his inhertiance. It's not like he needs it. I have given him everything he has ever wanted and he knows how much he will get when I join his brother. Why is it that the good one disappear so quickly. I know it is a terrible thing to say but I feel so used when he asks for more money. Do you have any idea what he wanted this time? He wanted to buy an Italian sports car! He already has three of them! Why would he want more? You can't drive all those cars at the same time. I think I gave them too much when they were young. Do you think I was too generous? I hope not. I really like helping people and I would be very sad if I made that kind of mistake.
My son did tell me that I have this spam filter thingy that prevents email to get to me. Is this true? I'm not very good with these new computers. I hope that your reply did not get stuck in this spamy thing. I wouldn't know how to retrieve it.
Please let me know you are ok. How is your family? I hope you did not get in trouble at work. Can we still do this deal? I would LOVE to surprise my son...that bastard...