Another in the "late Engineer Johnson Creek" series. This time he has died in a "ghastly air crash".
The writer freely admits that he hasn't a clue if you're the person he's looking for, but hopes you'll jump on this opportunity to be ripped off.
Note: this popped up again in May 2000, sent to a kindly contributor
in Hong Kong from a "Lukmon Idris." (
firstname.lastname@example.org if you're
naive enough to want to follow up -- probably long gone)
From: "Omar El-Dagash" <email@example.com>
Subject: Confidential Investment Proposal
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000
FROM: OMAR EL-DAGASH
UNION BANK PLC.
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction, this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly CONFIDENTIAL and TOP SECRET. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. We have decided to contact you by e-mail due to the urgency of this transaction.
Let me start by first introdusing myself properly to you. I am Mr. Omar El-Dagash, a Manager at the Union Bank Nigeria PLC, Lagos. I came to know of you in my private search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account requiring maximum confidence. I am not too really sure if you are my long lost contact whom I am trying to reach, but in anyway, please do take this message with a good heart and report back to me if you are not the person I think you are. I would explain more latter.
A foreigner, late Engineer Johnson Creek, an Oil Merchant / contractor with the federal Govenment of Nigeria, until his death three years ago in a ghastly air crash, banked with us here at Union Bank PLC., Lagos, and had a closing balance of USD$38.M ( Thirty Eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which the bank now unquestionably expects to be claimed by any of his available foreign next of kin or alternatively be donated to a discredited trust fund for alms and ammunition at a military war college here in Nigeria.
Fervent valuable efforts are being made by the Union Bank to get in touch with any of the Creek family or relatives but all have proved to no avail.
It is because of the perceived possibility of not going to be able to locate any of late Engr. Johnson Creek's next of kin (he had no known wife and children) that the management under the influence of our Chairman, board of directors, Retired Major General Kalu Uke Kalu, that an arrangement for the fund to be declared "UNCLAIMABLE" and then be subsequently donated to the Trust Fund for Alms and Ammunition which will further enhance the courses of war in Africa and the world in general.
In order to avert this negative development, myself and some of my trusted colleagues here at the bank now seek for your permission to have you stand as late Engr. Johnson Creek's next of kin so that the fund, USD$38.5M would be subsequently transferred and paid into your bank account as the beneficiary next of kin. All documents and proves to enable you get this fund have been carefully worked out and we are assuring you a 100% risk free involvement.
For your assistance, your commission would be 30%. 10% has been set aside for expenses while the rest would be for myself and my colleagues for investment purposes in your country.
If this proposal is OK. by you and you do not wish to take advantage of the trust we hope to bestow on you and your company, then kindly get to me immediately via my e-mail furnishing me with your most confidential telephone, fax number and exclusive e-mail so that I can forward to you the relevant details of this transaction. Thank you in advance for your anticipated co-operation.
UNION BANK PLC.
N.B. PLEASE, FOR CONFIDENTIAL REASON, I WOULD LIKE YOU TO SEND ME YOUR
RESPONSE VIA THIS EMAIL ADDRESS:
One of the funniest yet, in a long list:
1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-80 | 81-100 | 101-120 | 121-1401. Request for Urgent Business Relationship (Alhaji D. Bayero)
1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-80 | 81-100 | 101-120 | 121-14021. From Dr. Kotoko Kassim
1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-80 | 81-100 | <101-120 | 121-14041. We did over-inflate the contracts (Mr. Kingsley Chiugo)
1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-80 | 81-100 | 101-120 | 121-14061. $20M lying around going to waste [Mr. Michael Okon]
1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-80 | 81-100 | 101-120 | 121-14081. the operational word here are secrecy and confidentiality [ Prince Dr. Williams Amadi ]
1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-80 | 81-100 | 101-120 | 121-140100. All I request from you is a foreign account [ Dr. Ola Akins ]
1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-80 | 81-100 | 101-120 | 121-140121. To be precise, I am David Johnson - 10% of $85M [ David Johnson ]
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