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From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 15:25:17 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: RE: PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVES ON YOUR AWAITING FUND.
RE: PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVES ON YOUR AWAITING FUND.
From The Desk Of Fabian Niyi
Swift Payment Department,
123,John paul Avenue, Victoria Island,
Lagos - Nigeria.
Ref No.: FGN/ABJ/NG/01/08
This is to notify all Foreign Funds Transfer Benefactors that the Presidency
has embarked on an immediate cancellation of all International Wire Transfer
Application from every Government Financial Institutions, C.B.N , Commercial
and Merchant Banks respectively. This was done to implement the 2007
Presidential Economic and Financial Crime Prevention Programmed, which are
aimed at reducing the rate of Corruption among our employees in the Financial
Institutions who has continuously frustrated the efforts of our International
Investors and Funds Transfer Applicants.
Be informed that the present administration is in its twilight stage to ensure
that all foreign contractors receive their part payment in this first quarter
of the year 2008. We deeply regret any financial inconveniences this temporary
Economic reconstruction program might cause you and your Company.
The total value of your Funds has been evaluated and redressed and
US$5,500,000.00 (Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars
Only) is made available to you through a MULTI CREDIT ATM CARD processed and
issued by our Bank from our FORE X Account.
This PLATINUM ATM CARD would allow you to withdraw a maximum of US$1,500.00
(One Thousand United States Dollars Only) daily from any ATM Machine located in
any part of the World.
For delivery arrangement, please send the following details immediately as we
have received order to complete the activation and delivery of your ATM CARD to
(1) Your Full Names:...........................
(2) Your Address where the fund will be sent to:................
(3) Your Private Telephone And Fax Number:........................
(4) Amount Of Claim:..........................
(5) Your Next Of Kin:...........................
Thanks as we await your response to proceed with the delivery of your ATM card.
Mr. Fabian Niyi
Swift Wiring Department,
Zenith Bank Nigeria plc.
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