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From: MR MOHAMEDAH A HAFAR <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2006 13:52:41 +0400
Subject: MR MOHAMEDAH A HAFAR
FROM: THE MANAGER OF AUDIT & ACCOUNTS DEPT.
NATIONAL BANK OF DUBAI
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL
Good day and how are you doing with your family? Hope fine.
Please let this message not be a thing of surprise to you because I got your contact information and lay all the trust in you before I decided to disclose this confidential and successful transaction to you.
I am Mr. MOHAMEDAH. A. HAFAR of the AUDIT & ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT of our bank and I decided to contact you over this financial transaction worth the sum of NINETEEN MILLION, THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($19,300,000.00) for our present future success.
This is an abandoned fund that belongs to one of our bank foreign
customers who died along with his entire family as a result of a plane crash
disaster about 3 years ago.
Meanwhile I was very fortunate to come across the deceased file when I was arranging the old and abandoned customers files of 2002-2005 in other to submit to the entire bank management for an official re-documentation.
Be obviously informed that it was stated in our BANKING POLICY and
signed lawfully that if such fund remains unclaimed till the period of
FOUR (4) years which started counting from the date when the beneficiary died, the money will be transferred into the BANK TREASURY as an unclaim. fund.
So I therefore requested your unreserved assistance as a foreigner as deemed fit and necessary to apply for the claim and transfer of the
fund smoothly into your reliable bank account as the NEXT OF KIN to the
Note that when the fund is transferred into your account, Thirty Five
Percent (35%) will be for you in respect of all your assistance for the
transfer of the fund into your account and provision of the bank
account where the bank will remit the fund into, Fifty Five Percent (55%) will be for me as the rest Ten Percent (10%) will be shared to Charity
Organizations Centers, Motherless Babies Homes, and helpless people that
surrounded us around the World.
If you are really sure of your integrity, trustworthy and confidentiality, and accept not to cheat, betray or disappoint me after this when the fund is transferred into your account, reply for the re-assurance with your telephone and fax numbers necessary for effective communication.
As soon as you reply, I will let you know the steps and procedures
to follow in order to finalize this transaction immediately.
I expect your urgent communication.
MR MOHAMEDAH A HAFAR