Where would us scam reporters be without our West African bottom feeders in quiet times? One can always count on them to provide a new and improved 419 scam.
Mr. Herberts Wigwe, please send me $435.00 United States of America dollars to cover the costs associated with setting up a business to invest your share of the $25.5 million, this will be required to cover the legal costs and transfer costs. Surely, as a Deputy Managing Director you are aware of these costs. Please send the funds by money wire or Western Union since we have to keep this confidential.
Subject: Dear Friend,
Date: January 12, 2008 7:01:24 PM EST (CA)
From: Mr.Herberts Wigwe
Greetings and compliment to you and your family,I am Mr. Mr.Herberts Wigwe, a staff of a reputable bank in West Africa. I have an urgent and very Confidential business proposition for you. On the 23rd of Feb. 2005,A contractor made a revolving deposit for 12months valued at USD$25.5million.
Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a Month, we discovered from his contract employers, that the depositor had died. On further Investigation, I found out that he died without making a will. The money is still sitting in my Bank And the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. According to
The Laws, here in the West Africa, at the expiration of 5(five) years, the money will revert to the Ownership of the Government Treasury if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you to stand in as the next of kin to the depositor. We shall employ the services of an attorney to arrange the transfer of rights and privileges of the Deceased to you. A bank account in any part of the world that you will provide will then facilitate The transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin.
If you are interested, please reply immediately via this private email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details. I Urge you to observe utmost confidentiality with regard to this matter.
Finally I shall require your assistance to invest my share of this funds in your company upon
Completion of this transaction.
Deputy Managing Director
Access Bank plc