From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2003 3:22 PM
Mr. Samuel .E. Kolawole
Alternative Email: email@example.com
First and foremost permit me to introduce myself, I am Mr.Samuel.E.Kolawole, the
Managing Director of Trade Bank Plc.
By grace and providence few people around the world has become great business
partners and good friends, that is why I see mine as a privilege and not an
accident in declaring this business proposition to you.
In 1998 a foreign contractor in person of Mr.Gerrand Schwartz executed a
contract in the northern region, the contract was repairs and replacement of gas
and petroleum pipelines including installation of Oil refinery sub-stations
which he completely executed under the Nigerian Liquid Gas Resources (NLGR).
Mr. Gerrand Schwartz made a fixed deposit in my bank for three years, which has
since been due for collection.
I sent an official/staff of my bank to pass the information to Mr.
Schwartz of the deposit he made last three years to come for the claim total
US$25.2 M (Twenty Five - Two Million United States
Dollars) which was the arrangement and agreement he made with Trade Bank which
has always been our normal procedures.
In 2001, information reached my office that he was one of the victims of an
automobile accident which claimed his life, I gathered research on Mr. Gerrand
Schwartz and found out that he has no Next of Kin neither did he indicate any
Next of Kin, as soon as I heard this information I was able to facilitate the
movement of the funds in total to a Security Company in Western Africa for
safe-keeping so the government won’t raise eyebrow in anyway until I scout for
someone to stand as the Next of Kin.
In the magnitude of this deal I have decided to disburse the total funds in the
ratio of 30% for you and 60% for me while 10% is earmarked for any expenses
incurred during this transaction.
The purpose why I reached you is for you to act as the Next of Kin to Late
Gerrand Schwartz, since you are a foreigner.
All necessary documents regarding this transaction will be sent to you while I
will employ an Attorney to put together the Power of Attorney and other
documents, these documents will give you full right for claim.
I assure you that this transaction is 100% risk and hitch free, that is the main
reason why an Attorney is involved.
I will want you to look for a lucrative business under your close supervision in
which part of my share will be invested upon.
Please, if you are sincere, honest and willing to consumate this business deal
with me kindly reach me via my personal email:
firstname.lastname@example.org so we can
proceed with the transaction.
I want you to note that this transaction will last at least 21working days from
the day of your response and quick daily correspondence within 48hours.
Awaiting your anticipation.
Mr. Samuel .E. Kolawole
(Reply sent 2003/01/20)
Dear Mr. Kolawole,
Imagine my surprise when a good friend of mine forwarded your email
communication below. Apparently you had business dealings with my father Mr.
Gerrand Schwartz, who was injured and killed while on holiday with my mother. I
never knew exactly what my father did for a living, but I knew he produced a lot
of gas which he vented when his finger was pulled.
Apparently my father left behind some assets which should rightfully be mine. My
brother Bernie would probably have been entitled to a share if he had not fallen
down the stairs last night a short time after I read your email communication
(God rest his soul).
What is the next step I should take to initiate transfer of my father's assets?
Frank Albert Oral Schwartz (Esq.)
THANKS FOR YOUR URGENT AND DEFINED RESPONSE REGARDING MY PROPOSAL.
IF YOU REALLY CLAIM TO BE THE SON OF LATE MR.SCHWARTZ I WOULDN'T DOUBT YOU BUT
COULD YOU FORWARD TO ME A PROOF LIKE AN IDENTIFICATION OF YOUR SELF AND LATE
FATHER SO I CAN BE VERY SURE I FINALLY MET HIS RELATION (FAMILY).
TO CLAIM HIS ASSETS WILL REQUIRE YOU PASSING THROUGH CERTAIN PROCEDURES FROM THE
SECURITY COMPANY BUT I WILL GUIDE YOU ON HOW TO GO ABOUT IT WITH YOUR FULL
FOR THIS PROCESS, I WILL HAVE TO CONTRACT A LAWYER ON YOUR BEHALF WHO WILL
PREPARE VITAL DOCUMENTS PROVING THAT YOU ARE THE NEXT OF KIN TO LATE MR.SCHWARTZ
BUT BEFORE THIS CAN BE POSSIBLE I WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FROM YOU.
1. YOUR FULL NAMES/BENEFICIARY NAME.
2. YOUR PRIVATE MOBILE TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS(FOR EASY COMMUNICATION)
3. YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS.
THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL BE USED BY THE LAWYER TO PREPARE DOCUMENTS IN YOUR
NAME AND FAVOR AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO YOUR LATE FATHER'S ASSETS.
MEANWHILE, I SHALL SEND TO YOU THE CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT ISSUED TO ME BY THE
SECURITY COMPANT AS AT WHEN I DEPOSITED THE MONEY, LET ME KNOW NOW IF YOU ARE
VERY READY TO CLAIM THIS FUNDS/MONEY.
THERE ARE CERTAINS ISSUES I WILL LIKE TO ASK YOU REGARDING THIS BUSINESS AND YOU
CAN ALSO HAVE THE CHANCE TO ASK ME ANY QUESTION BUT THIS CAN BE DONE VERBALLY SO
I WANT YOU TO CALL ME ON MY DIRECT PHONE NUMBER: 234 8034061331 SO WE CAN CLEAR
SOME GREY AREAS AND DISCUSS ON THE STEPS THAT ARE TO BE TAKEN.
TIME IS NOT ON OUR SIDE, PLEASE I DO NOT WANT I SITUATION WHEREBY YOU WILL DELAY
THIS BUSINESS ON ACT OF NOT RESPONDING TO MY MAILS.
MAKE SURE YOU CALL ME IMMEDIATELY YOU RECEIVE THIS MAIL SO WE CAN MAKE DECISION
TOGETHER AS I AM WILLING TO CONSUMATE THIS BUSINESS WITH YOU.
I completely understand your need to verify my identity. Are you able to view
attached documents? If so I will scan my license and email you a copy.
In the interim, here is a link to the news story when my father and mother were
I GOT YOUR MAIL TODAY BUT I AM SORRY I COULDN'T REACH YOU BEFORE NOW.
YES, I CAN RECEIVE ATTACHMENT. I TOLD YOU TO CALL ME BUT I HAVE NOT YET HEARD
YOUR CALL, I WANT YOU TO DO THAT IMMEDIATELY YOU RECEIVE THIS MAIL.
I AM EXPECTING YOUR IDENTIFICATION AND YOUR CALL, ALSO SEND THE INFORMATION I
REQUESTED FROM YOU.
OK, I scanned my drivers license and attached it to this message. I tried to
call your number several times last night but just got a busy signal. Are you
having a problem with your phone? What is our next step as I would really like
to start recovering my father's assets?
Note: I attached a mangled ZIP file
containing some random .exe file renamed as a .jpg - Let's see if he can view
I WAS UNABLE TO RETRIEVE YOUR ATTACHMENT BECAUSE YOU SENT IT WITH THE WRONG
APPLICATION, SEND IT AGAIN USING MICROSOFT APPLICATION LIKE IMAGING OR PAINT ON
MY PHONE IS OPEN 24HOURS SO I SEE NO REASON WHY YOU COULDN'T CALL ME, THERE IS
NOTHING AT ALL WRONG WITH MY PHONE, THE INFORMATIONS I AM SUPPOSED TO GIVE YOU
ABOUT THE NEXT STEP SHOULD BE ON PHONE WHEN YOU CALL 234 8034061331.
I AM EXPECTING YOUR CALL TODAY IMMEDIATELY YOU RECEIVE THIS MAIL AND ALSO RESEND
THE ATTACHMENT TO ME.
I'm terribly sorry about the problem with the attachment. Here is a fresh scan
of my California drivers's license. I'm trying to get the resolution higher but
I can't really figure out the scanner.
My work phone does not have access to International numbers so I will attempt to
call you later this evening. What time zone are you in?
Do you have any documentation that you have to prove you have access to my late
father's account? You can fax a copy to my personal fax at 914-961-8443.
I GOT YOUR MAIL THIS MORNING.
I CAN'T SEND YOU YOUR FATHER'S ACCOUNT INFORMATION FOR SECURITY REASONS, LIKE I
TOLD YOU IN MY MAIL ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT.
THE GOVERNMENT IS VERY DESPERATE, IF I HAD NOT TAKEN THE STEP OF TRANSFERING
YOUR FATHER'S ASSETS TO A SECURITY COMPANY IN ACCRA-GHANA AND THEY DISCOVER OF
IT KNOWING THAT YOUR FATHER IS LATE, THEY WILL USE THE MONEY TO EXECUTE OTHER
PROJECTS AND EVEN ON THEIR OWN PERSONAL WELFARE, BECAUSE OF THIS I DESTROYED ALL
THE DOCUMENTS THAT WILL LEAD TO THE TRACE OF TRANSFER AND ACCOUNT OF THE ASSETS
SO THE GOVERNMENT WON'T IN ANY WAY RAISE EYEBROW BUT WHAT I HAVE WITH ME NOW IS
THE CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT ISSUED TO ME BY THE SECURITY COMPANY AS AT WHEN I
DEPOSITED THE MONEY FOR SAFE-KEEPING.
I HOPE YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT IS LIKE HERE IN THE GOVERNMENT.
REMEMBER I TOLD YOU OF THE LAWYER/ATTORNEY IN MY LAST MAIL ABOUT THE CHARGES HE
INTEND COLLECTING FOR HIS SERVICES AND THE DOCUMENTATION.
HE THE LAWYER NEED THIS INFORMATION TO ENABLE HIM PREPARE THIS DOCUMENTS:
1. YOUR FULL NAMES/BENEFICIARY NAME.
2. YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS.
PLEASE IT IS VERY IMPORTANT YOU FORWARD THIS INFORMATIONS TO ME SO I CAN PASS IT
I CAN'T REALLY SEE THE LICENSE CLEAR, I CAN'T SEE YOUR NAME TO KNOW IF YOU ARE
THE PERSON WHO CLAIMS TO BE HIS SON, PLEASE THE ATTACHMENT SIZE IS TOO SMALL SO
I THINK YOU SHOULD MAKE IT LARGE SO I CAN VIEW IT.
WHEN YOU CALL I WILL DISCUSS THE LAWYER'S ISSUE WITH YOU AND OTHER VITAL AREA, I
CAN'T SAY MUCH BUT WHEN YOU CALL I WILL BRIEF YOU ON THE STEPS TO BE TAKEN.
ON THE TIME DIFFERENCE, I THINK WE ARE +1 GMT SO YOU CALL ME ANYTIME I WILL
RECEIVE IT, MY PHONE IS OPEN 24HOURS BECAUSE OF YOU, CALL ME 10:00AM-11:00AM
YOUR TIME THANKS, SAMUEL.
I HAVEN'T HEARD FROM YOU FOR QUITE SOMETIME.
WHAT IS HAPPENING? I ACTUALLY CAN SEE THE LICENSE A BIT CLEAR NOW WITH YOUR NAME
YOU TOLD ME YOU WILL CALL WHICH I WAITED FOR BUT IT WAS UNFORTUNATE YOU KEPT ME
THROUGH THE DAY WITHOUT HEARING FROM YOU.
LET'S PROCEED IN THIS BUSINESS WITH FULL FORCE AND COOPERATION FROM YOU, CALL ME
IT IS BETTER WE TALK VERBALLY ON PHONE SO I CAN PASS THE PROCESS ON WHICH WE ARE
I AM EXPECTING TO HEAR FROM YOU IMMEDIATELY YOU GET THIS MAIL.
Quite some time? It's been only two days since my last email to you, and since
then I've tried to call about two dozen times and I keep getting a busy signal.
Are you sure the phone is working? What is your number again?
I understand that you are trying to be discreet about the transaction, but I
would feel a lot more comfortable if you could provide me some documentation to
prove that you have access to my father's account. Please either fax or attach
some sort of documentation to prove that you are telling the truth about my
I'm also concerned that since you sent out your request for help to several
people that you may be pursuing the release of the funds with other people.
I RECEIVED YOUR MAIL THIS MORNING.
MY NUMBER IS NOT AT ALL FAULTY OR WHATEVER, IT IS MY DIRECT NUMBER, THE NUMBER
AGAIN IS 234 8034061331.
I BELIEVED I TOLD YOU THE REASON WHY I CAN'T PROVIDE AN EVIDENCE OF YOUR LATE
FATHER'S ACCOUNT WHICH I HOPE YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND BUT IF YOU INSIST I MIGHT
SEND YOU ONE OF HIS DOCUMENTS OF ACCOUNT MAYBE ON MONDAY BY EMAIL ATTACHMENT.
I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU MEANT BY ME SENDING THIS PROPOSAL TO SOMEONE ELSE, I
SOME HOW FOUND YOUR CONTACT AND DECIDED TO MAIL IT TO YOU.
I HAVE ALREADY GATHERED INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, I AM PLEASED TO SAY THE YOU ARE
HIS SON FROM THE NEWS PAGE YOU GAVE ME, THE REASON WHY I WANTED YOU TO SHOW AN
IDENTITY IS TO BE SURE I AM DEALING WITH THE RIGHTFUL KIN.
CALL ME AS I HAVE GIVEN YOU MY NUMBER AGAIN, PLEASE I WANT YOU TO CONTACT THE
LAWYER ON EMAIL IN PERSON OF MR.JOSEPH AFOLABI: email@example.com HE HAS
OTHER DOCUMENTS WHICH HE KEPT IN THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT FOR SAFE KEEPING, THAT
IS ONE OF THE DOCUMENTS I AM GOING TO ATTACH TO YOU AS SOON AS YOU REACH HIM AND
HE TELLS YOU ON THE PROCESS THAT WILL BE TAKEN.
ALSO HE NEEDS TO OBTAIN OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS LIKE THE POWER OF PROBATE AND
THE RENEWING OF THE CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP, ALL THIS CAN ONLY BE DONE BY THE
PLEASE REACH HIM IMMEDIATELY, NOTE THAT YOU WILL REQUIRED TO TRAVEL TO ACCRA-
GHAN TO MAKE THE CLAIMS AFTER THE LAWYER MIGHT HACE FINISHED THE DOCUMENTS WHICH
HE WILL THEN FORWARD TO YOU.
THE CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE SECURITY COMPANY WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU AS SOON AS
YOU REPLY MY MAIL, I WILL TELL YOU WHAT TO TELL THEM SO IT WILL BE EASIER FOR
YOU TO MAKE CLAIMS.
CALL ME IMMEDIATELY.
I HAVEN'T HAD FROM YOU, WHY?
I AM STILL TRYING MY BEST, LET'S CONCLUDE THIS TRANSACTION ONCE AND FOR ALL.
I DON'T WANT TO BE WASTING TIME, YOU INFORMED ME EARLIER ON THAT YOU WILL GIVE
ME A CALL BUT UP TILL THIS MOMENT I HAVEN'T RECEIVED ANY CALL FROM YOU. MY
NUMBER REMAINS: 234 8034061331, PLEASE ALSO SEND YOUR MOBILE PHONE NUMBER WHERE
I CAN REACH YOU 24HOURS. CALL ME THERE IS AN INFORMATION I WANT TO PASS TO YOU
EXPECTING YOUR CALL AND MAIL.
I am sorry, but my lawyer has advised me to begin legal proceedings to recover
my father's funds directly. As I am entitled to those finds by right, you must
provide me with the account details and other information about the location of
the funds or risk retribution by the Justice League.