Not CH related, but it is rather Stupid, stupid, stupid!

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Posted by ChuckC ( on July 12, 2001 at 23:20:19:

I just got this email. Sounds good, until the dude asks for a bank account number. Please, please, please, anyone, don't be lured into a something for nothing scam. My boss at work received a written letter from a different source, an alleged attorney's office, having the same scheme as what follows. Interestingly enough, it was typewritten on an old typewriter... It may be an international toll call, costing tons of money per minute (like an off shore US 1-900 no.) or they may want your bank account information. The dude asks for personal information, perhaps obtained in order to engage in identity theft. He should have picked a better identity than mine to steal. What's funny about to me is that my identity ain't worth stealing.

Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 19:38:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: ROBERT KAMBILI | Block Address | Add to Address Book
Subject: Urgent and Confidential Business Proposal


I am Robert (Bob) Kambili, Bank manager of Delta
Trust Bank Nigeria Ltd, Enugu branch, Nigeria; and
for reasons which will become obvious to you as read
on, I obtained your address particulars from an
address listing. Please exercise some patience and
read through my message. THIS IS NOT A SPAM MAIL!
You can reach me immediately on my private phone no +
234 1 759 0965;
and my private fax line + 234 1 759 0966

I have very urgent and confidential business
proposition for you. On June 6th 1997, an Oil
Consultant/Contractor with the Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Ahmed Youseff Mustafa ,
a national of Iraq, made a numbered time ( fixed)
deposit for 12 calendar months, value
in my branch.

On maturity, we sent a routine notification to his
forwarding address but got no reply. After a month,
we sent a reminder and finally, his contract
employers, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
wrote to inform us that Mr. A Y Mustafa died from
an automobile accident; that he died without making a
WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin
through the Iraqi embassy were fruitless. At first
I was surprised that I did not receive much official
cooperation in my inquiries in order to trace his
kin in Iraq, and inform them about Mr. Mustafa’s
deposit of USD30m plus accrued interest.
I therefore made further investigations and
discovered that Mr. Mustafa had actively opposed the
Government of President Saddam Hussein of Iraq, and
consequently driven into exile. Being an Oil
Expert,he subsequently obtained a job with the NNPC,
settled in Nigeria. Thereafter, he walked into my
Office to make the aforementioned deposit of
USD30m. He did not declare any kin in his application
paperwork, contrary to laid down procedures, and when
I asked him he informed me that
he wished it so. I accepted his application because
banks are conservative and will always honor a
wishes, especially high networth customers.
No one knows the source of his money because
apparently the time frame of his employment with
the NNPC does indeed preclude such a large amount of
money. It can be assumed that he brought his money
over from Iraq, but that is open to speculation.
However, the point is that his employers are not
aware of this money , and therefore it can be safely
assumed that no one will ever come forward to claim
this money. This money total USD31.5m ( inclusive
of accrued interests) is still sitting in my Bank in
the Dormant Account Portfolio. No one will ever come
forward to claim it now, and according to Nigerian
after 5 years, the money will automatically revert
to the Federal Government Treasury if the Account
owner is a foreigner, is certified dead , and there is
valid claim. This indeed, is the situation. My
proposal therefore is that I am looking for a
foreigner who will stand in as the next of kin to
Mr. Mustafa. It is not necessary to be a blood
to Mr. Mustafa, nor have the same name. It is not also
necessary to come from the same Country. I have
worked out the modalities to achieve my aim of
a next of kin, and therefore also by this means
transfer this money total USD31.5m abroad for us to

The method of achieving the objective of
transferring this money abroad in a completely legal
and proper
way is simple. I intend to use a n Attorney (
representing you as BENEFICIARY) to execute a series
affidavits in support of your claim. These will be
The money transfer paperwork itself will include a
certificate of origin so that the receiving bank
does not ask questions or refuse the money as money
laundering. Also, the paperwork will include proper
certification that the funds being transferred are
from non criminal sources. In short this will be a
proper and legal money transfer and there is no
I will have to process the initial paperwork to
obtain approval from the Probate Registry ( Ministry
Justice ) to obtain the Letter of Administration
empowering you as Sole trustee/executor to the
Estate of Mr. Mustafa.

If you therefore agree to be the official
Beneficiary, then please note that you will not be
required to
sign any Money Transfer Documents ( my Attorney will
all (that), you will not be required to come to
Only the following is required from you:
(1) Send to me immediately A bank account ( a bank
account with zero credit balance is ok)
(2) Complete name and address of the Bank
(3) Bank Account Number
(4) Name of Account Holder/Beneficiary
(5) Your address, phone and fax
(6) A brief background information on you(CV)
Once you send me the requested information as
above, I will initiate the processing of the transfer
and in about
7 working days the money total USD31.5m will
be in your nominated bank account for us to share in
the ratio of 80% for me and 20% for you.

This transaction is guaranteed to succeed without
any problems. If you agree to assist me by sending me
the above requested information, I will give you my
complete address, including phone/ fax etc and any
further clarifications you may require.

Looking forward to your urgent reply.

Yours truly
Bob Kambili.

PS: We sometimes experience Server problems in
therefore if you do not receive a reply from me please
re-send your reply by fax to no +234 1 759 0966

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