FROM Ms.Habiba.Abdullah firstname.lastname@example.org
Scam Email received July 8, 2018 from email@example.com
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FROM Ms.Habiba.Abdullah – firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM Ms.Habiba Abdullah TELL/FAX + 234 8087716043 AttentionI sincerely apologize if my message does not suit your current status,My name is s.Habiba Abdullah, I contacted you because I haveinterest for investing in your country into Real Estate business (ie: Hotel, Lands and Tourism) as well as seek your services in a private and confidential matter. I am a Chartered Accountant and Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer Union Bank Plc . in the discharge of my duty i discovered dormant domiciliary account with a Balance of $15,500,000.00 USD (Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United Dollars Only).The depository was made 1994 by a foreign investor for an investment programme that has remained dormant for years now.I discovered that the account holder died without making a WILL /Next of kin on the depository. I write to seek your indulgence and assistance in transferring this fund to your country through legal means as repatriation of fund for onward Investment. According to our banking policy ,it is only a foreigner from another country that can claim this money to his account ,Bcause the money belongs to a foreigner it can only be claimed by a foreigner as according to our banking policy. I am proposing to make you the next of kin of this fund ,so that transfer could be done to any designated bank account of your choice in your country for investment, instead of leavein the money in the bank as unclaimed fund .I got your contact E-mail address through the internet in my search to find a trustworthy person on whom I can repose confidence for colossal international money transaction .This is why i contacted you through email for assistance . At the conclusion of this transaction, I promise to give you 35% of the total amount, 65% will be for me as the business pioneer. I will like you to provide to me ,your full Names and country you reside and telephone number ,so i can discuss this matter further with you My Attorney will draft and carry out the notarization of the WILL and also obtain the necessary documents and letter ofprobate/administration in your favor for the claim. Please Let me know if you can handle it. If this proposal is acceptable by you, I expect that you will not take undue advantage of the trust I will bestow upon you. I await your urgent response. Best Regards, Ms.Habiba Abdullah TELL/FAX + 234 8087716043 email@example.com
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