From: “Harrison Bello”
Date: 28 september 2005 1:43:57 GMT+02:00
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
MR HARISON BELLO
ZENITH BANK PLC.
+234 80426 72241
I am MR HARISON BELLO, Regional Manager of Zenith Bank PLC Lagos-Nigeria. I have urgent and very confidential business proposal, which I know, might interest you.
On June 6, 2002, Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Clark Smith made a fixed deposit of his money with my bank, valued at US$17,500,000.00 (Seventeen Million Five hundred Thousand Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his home address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder letter upon which we finally discovered from his contract employers, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that Mr. Clark Smith died in car accident on the highway.
On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Clark Smith did not declare any next of kin or relations in his deposit mandate with my bank. This sum of US$17,500,000.00 has carefully been moved out of my bank to a security company for safekeeping. The arrangement was perfected in such a way that there will be no trace of the funds from any quarter, since no one will come for claim. According to the Law of my country, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the money will diverted to the ownership of our Federal Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Now my proposal is that as a Foreigner, I will present you as the next of kin and partner to the depositor, for the funds to be approved and paid to you. Note that the funds are contained in a sealed trunk box deposited with the security company as photographic materials and family items for export.
I am writing you because myself as a public servant cannot operate a foreign account or have an account that is more than $1m.I have worked out necessary arrangement for this transaction and you can be assured that there is no risk involved. I would not want this mail to get to you as surprised or embarrassment, my intention is to move the funds into your country and invest it in a good business venture, for this reason I want to work with you as Partner. Should this proposal interest you, kindly send me an email, to enable me give you more details about this. I have resolved in my mind to give you 15% of the total amount for your assistance, including 15% from every proceed or turn-over which the funds will generate from investment in the future. The procedures for handling this transaction is simple, all the documents relating to the deposit of the funds including death certificate and an affidavit of claims will be processed and send to you.
I want you to treat this matter with utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be of mutual benefits for both of us, because my intention is to move my family to your country where I want them to reside for safety. I will require your assistance to make residence arrangement for them and to invest my share in your country.
Thanks for your understanding.
MR HARISON BELLO