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posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 08:09 PM
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I received this e-mail today, and was wondering what to make of it. Clearly it seems to be some sort of scam, but I was wondering what kind and if anyone else has gotten this?

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Dear Friend,

TOP URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS FOR YOU

I am Mr Richard Amara The Senior Accountant in Standard Trust Bank of Nigeria Plc. On June 6, 2001, an American mining consultant/contractor with the Nigeria mining corporation, Mr. Stanley K Gram made a numbered time (fixed) Deposit for twelve (12) calendar months, valued at US$14.200,000.00(FORTEEN MILLION,TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month,we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers,the Nigerian mining corporation that Mr. Stanley K Gram died from an automobile accident. 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. Stanley K Gram did not declare any kin or relation in hisofficial documents, including his Bank deposit paper work in my Bank. This sum US$14.2000.000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one has ever come forward to claim the fund. According to our Nigerian Law,at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian government if nobody applies to claim the funds.

Consequently, my proposal is that I would like you to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Stanley K Gram so that the fruits of this old man?s labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple, you have to provide immediately
(1) your full name and address
(2) your private phone/fax number?

An Attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits, which will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the service of an accredited Attorney for the drafting and notarization of the ?WILL? and to obtainthe necessary documents and the of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. A bank account in any part of the world, which you will provide, will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ration of 60% for me and 40% for you.

There is no risk at all as the Attorney will do the paper work for this transaction. This transaction will be perfected well.Upon your response, I shall then provide with more details and relevant documents that will help you to understand the transaction.

Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country.

Awaiting your urgent reply via my private email address:richardamara2@ny.com


Best regards
Mr Richard Amara

THE SENIOR ACCOUNT,
Standard Trust BANK OF NIGERIA PLC.




posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 08:15 PM
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Oh, Lucky you. You hooked yourself a 419er!!

Here are a couple of sites to help you play with him:

www.419eater.com...

www.ebolamonkeyman.com...

www.scambuster419.co.uk...

Have fun with it.



posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 08:17 PM
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i would call "the senior bank of nigeria" about this.... that is if they exist!

[edit on 9-2-2005 by ebolazebra]



posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 08:23 PM
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Oh, no. You have to play with him.

Reply like this:

Dear Mr. Amare.

I was intrigued by your e-mail. but I don't know how I can help you. Would you like me to contact my law firm of Dewy, Cheatham & Howe?

What part of Nigeria are you from? I have always wished that I could travel to Africa. Perhaps someday I could. Maybe I could visit you and we could go over your business in person?

With regards . . .



posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 08:37 PM
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Been receiving this sort of crap for a long time. The best thing for you to do is just ignore it.



posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 08:46 PM
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I think those emails are hilarious, I always tell them to send me a check, but they never respond
Oh well.

Check out www.badbusinessbureau.com... and search nigeria. You would not believe the number of emails some people get with these scams.



posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 09:05 PM
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I just sent him a reply e-mail, lets hope he responds...

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Ok, the first thing we need to do is keep this thing quiet, the last thing we need is a bunch of officials on our backs. I need to know who you've talked to, who else is in on the deal. Also I would like to negotiate the payment, if I am to provide my services in this operation, I believe something higher than 40% is in order. It is good that you contacted me at my offshore email account, that way if this thing goes sour, I can't be traced. I will need a response before the week is up, as am being sent into the heart of the upper-west Golgis by my company to investigate a rare and unusual metal deposit, and will not be available for at least two weeks. Hopefully we can get this matter taken care of before then and I will go ahead and start gathering the information you require.

Sincerely,
-Lt. Col. Forbin, of the 362nd Gamehenge Division




posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 09:08 PM
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Beleive it or not a lot of people have actually lost money this way.
I heard of somone who played along and actually saw a case full of a few million dollars. The story was that the money was marked with some invisible anti theft ink and the cleaning material costed a few thousand dollars.

[edit on 9-2-2005 by TruthResearcher2000]



posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 09:47 PM
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Wil you forward me the email original email Forbin?

PM me for my email address



posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 07:31 AM
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tell him that the dead man is in fact your long lost uncle and you cant thank him enough for bringing this matter to light!


who are these people?




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